The Open Book eReader will be a real thing you can buy eventually

Developer Joey Castillo’s Open Book is a work-in-progress eBook reader featuring a small E Ink display, open source software, and open hardware — detailed descriptions of most components are printed right on the circuit board. I wrote about the Open Book Project in December, and since then a few key things have happened. The hardware […]

Sharp WG-PN1 is a $210 “electronic notebook” with ePaper display (Japan only)

Japanese electronics company Sharp has been offering a line of “electronic notebooks” for the past few years, with each model featuring a black and white display, a digital pen for writing or drawing, and a promise of battery life measured in days not hours. The latest version is called the WG-PN1, and it’s set to […]

Shady Pebble smartwatch clone hits Indiegogo (Updated)

Before the Apple, Samsung, and Google got into the smartwatch game, there was Pebble. The startup made affordable watches with electronic paper displays, the ability to display smartphone notifications, and an app store that was filled with third-party apps. Activity tracker company Fitbit acquired Pebble a few years ago and used some of the company’s […]