E Ink Shows Off The AM300 Developer Kit

The AM300 developer’s kit, shown in this video, has some pretty cool new features. It has the ability to show much faster animations than before, as well as having 16 bit gray scale image rendering and pen input. The animations look pretty quick, they mention this being useful for diagrams and advertisements. We just can’t wait to have our newspaper look like its covered with annoying flash banners and animated gifs.

20 thoughts on “E Ink Shows Off The AM300 Developer Kit

  1. Hey, don’t mock it! My laptop (Intel 386 processor; the Toshiba t3100sx) has sixteen colours of bright orange on the plasma display. It’s like everything has a Halloween theme!

    In case that’s unclear, a Halloween themed laptop display is awesome. What was my point… ah yes. 4 bit grey scale rocks my socks!

  2. wow, just flipping wow. in my old age (24) im beginning to see fewer possibilities in products and technologies. this actually makes me want to vomit waiting for it to come out as a viable tool.

  3. Cue newspaper adblocker, viruses and DoS attacks.

    Didn’t irex iliad include the pen input for a while now? I guess the controller is better nowadays… but the contrast ratio & relatively low resolution still kinda suck.
    I wouldn’t invest any money into this tech just yet :P

  4. I just realised, since e-paper only uses power while changing state it means an animation will drain the batteries like mad since it changes at x times a second, that’s nice, the ads ruin the product’s abilities.

  5. yeah, i want one real bad! this and an emotiv epoch headset! unfortunately, being a high school student, i don’t exactly have money to burn. but i still want to know if it is possible to get one of these with any ease!

  6. I have a feeling that once epaper readers become fairly common, bookwarez is going to become a much more high-profile version of piracy. Some day, it will be commonplace for students to pirate their textbooks rather than spend $500-1000 a semester buying them, and Europeans will save a few forests worth of paper by not having to photocopy their material. Epaper is going to have the same effect on the publishing industry that the music industry has seen with mp3s and iPods, and they are going to hunt for people to sue to cover their losses.

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