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Lilbits: A laptop with Ryzen 9 5950X, Kodi 20 Alpha 1, and an iPhone with an E Ink display

Intel may have recently launched a line of 55-watt Alder Lake-HX series processors designed to give laptops some of the power of a desktop PC. But PC maker XMG went ahead and put an actual desktop processor in its Apex 15 Max laptop, which can be configured with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core, […]

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E Ink Gallery 3 displays for eReaders will bring more color and higher contrast

E Ink has been getting serious about color display technology over the last few years. In just the past month or so, the company introduced its Gallery Plus technology which brings support for more colors to electronic paper digital signage, and Kaleido 3 technology that brings better color saturation to eBook readers. Now the company […]

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E Ink Gallery Plus displays bring more colors, better contrast

E Ink has been producing low-power, high-contrast black and white displays for two decades, but the company has recently started offering color ePaper displays for eBook readers, digital signage, and other applications. So far those displays have had a pretty limited color palette, but now E Ink is introducing a new type of display with […]

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Onyx BOOX Nova Air C is a 7.8 inch color E Ink tablet with pen support

The Onyx BOOX Nova Air C is a tablet with a 7.8 inch E Ink display, support for capacitive touch and pressure-sensitive pen input, and Android 11 software. While Onyx hasn’t officially introduced the tablet yet, the company has submitted documents to the FCC that include pictures and a user manual with detailed specifications. Update: […]

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Bigme B1 Pro 10.3 inch Color E Ink tablet is now available in the US

After launching in China last year as one of the first devices with a 10.3 inch E Ink Kaleido color display, the Bigme B1 Pro tablet is now available in the United States. But it’s not cheap. The Bigme B1 Pro sells for $789 at Amazon (through third-party seller YalaTech). The reason I’m calling the […]

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Inkplate 6COLOR is WiFi-enabled color E Ink display for $99

Over the past few years e-radionica has launched a series of WiFi-enabled, hacker-friendly E Ink displays powered by ESP32 microcontrollers. The original InkPlate 6 used recycled Kindle displays, while the InkPlate 10 uses larger screens taken from a variety of eReaders. But the new Inkplate 6COLOR is the first to feature a color E Ink display with […]

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Lilbits: Surface Duo’s Android 11 update is finally here, Google’s next Chromecast is coming… eventually, and dual booting Android & Windows on a OnePlus 6T

When the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone first launched the streets in September 2020, the phone shipped with Google Android 10 and some custom Microsoft software designed to make the operating system more dual-screen friendly. When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo 2 a year later, it was running Android 11. At the time, Microsoft said […]

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Sony adds color E Ink display to its new 10.3 inch DPT-CP1 Digital Paper tablet

Sony has been selling a line of Digital Paper tablets with large E Ink displays for much of the past decade. Now the company is jumping on the latest trend in E Ink devices: color. According to a report from Good e-Reader, the new Sony DPT-CP1 v2 is an upgraded version of a 10.3 inch grayscale device Sony […]

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Lilbits: Wireless Air Charging, E Ink color improvements, and VR is coming to the PS5

Chinese phone maker Oppo has announced it’s licensing its VOOC fast charging technology for use in automobiles, third-party chargers, and other products. But the company is also demonstrating a new wireless charging technology called Wireless Air Charging that makes it easier to charge gadgets when you place them near a charging mat, and not necessarily in […]