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Under the Hood: Esquire puts e-ink on the cover

10/7/2008 02:00 PM EDT
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jcup2306   11/13/2008 3:35:21 PM
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You can also see here how a enterprising soul replaced the PIC with an MSP430 from TI and hacked the cover into an E-ink digital clock that will last months Making a Clock from Esquire's E-paper Cover.

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r3son8tr   10/15/2008 6:48:43 PM
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They have come a long way in just a few years. I had the opportunity to visit the E-Ink offices about six years ago, when all they were able to do was large display signage of segmented characters and numbers. True dot-matrix displays were not yet possible, and they were still operating at about 90VDC on the displays to generate the E-field. At the time, they were confident they could get down to 45VDC! I purchased the Amazon Kindle ebook about a year ago, based partially on my familiarity with E-Ink and also it's wireless download capability. The screen really is very easy on the eyes, and the resolution is quite good.

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Bibliognost   10/9/2008 12:38:47 PM
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I saw one of these at a computer society meeting in September (it was a door prize). Cool doesn't begin to describe it. I rushed down to the biggest bookstore in town, and they had the October Esquire on the racks: but it had a completely different, low-tech cover. My question for the author is, can you actually buy one of these things, or is it PR only? Embedded designer in Dayton

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