E Ink’s new touchscreen tech could be used in next-gen eReaders

Most modern eReaders feature touchscreen displays, but typically that means they combine an E Ink display with a separate touch sensor laminated on top of the display. Now E Ink has introduced new technology that allows touch to be built directly into its electronic paper displays. The company says the end result is screens that […]

Xiaomi InkPalm 5 is a $91 eReader with a 5.2 inch electronic paper display

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi may be best known globally for its smartphones, laptops, and media streamers, but the company makes a wide range of other products ranging from WiFi routers to smart washing machines. In its home country, Xiaomi also sells a line of eBook readers featuring electronic paper displays. And the latest is a […]

PocketBook 740 Color is a 7.8 inch E Ink color eReader coming in March for $300

Devices with 7.8 inch color E Ink displays are officially a thing. This month Chinese company Bigme introduced the Bigme S3 with a 7.8 inch E Ink Kaleido display, and now a second model is on the way, this time from a company that has a history of selling its products globally. The PocketBook 740 […]

The next Open Book DIY eReader will be Raspberry Pi Pico-powered (and simpler to build)

The Open Book Project from developer Joey Castillo is an ongoing effort to design open hardware eBook readers that anyone can assemble from parts and program on their own… but it does take a fair bit of know-how to actually build a device that has as many as 114 different parts. So Castillo has been […]

Lilbits: New displays (90 Hz OLED for laptops, 10.3 inch color E Ink for eReaders and tablets)

After years of 60 Hz displays being the norm, many smartphones are now shipping with LCD or AMOLED displays that have a refresh rate of 90 Hz or higher. But laptops? Up until now you’ve been able to get an OLED screen or a 90 Hz or higher display, but not both at the same time. […]

Lilbits: LG’s big, light laptops leaked, and the HTC HD2 gets new life (again)

There are plenty of thin and light laptops on the market these days. But for years it’s been hard to beat the LG Gram lineup if you want really lightweight notebooks with big displays. The current lineup includes a 17 inch notebook that weighs less than 3 pounds, a 2.5 pound model with a 15.6 […]

Open Book: build your own eReader (soldering iron and a lot of patience required)

Developer Joey Castillo’s Open Book project is a set of hardware, software, and instructions for folks that want to build, customize, and write code for their own DIY eReaders. We first covered the project last year, when it was still in the early stages, and earlier this year the project won a contest that enabled […]