Latest in Color

Image credit:

Philips develops color e-paper, wants to skin your gadgets with it

Vlad Savov
12.10.09
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Our first reaction to this was to think just how wildly unnecessary "e-skins" are, but then we saw that slide up there and started to see the (electronic) light. Philips appears to have struck upon its own version of Kent Displays' electronic skins, which requires no backlighting, operating by reflecting ambient light instead. Based on similar tech to e-books, this invention is initially targeted at generating colorful covers for things like mobile phones and mp3 players, but it's said to be "highly scalable" and e-wallpapers and light-dimming windows could be on the cards if things continue developing. And of course, no "water cooker" would be left behind.

Gallery: Philips e-skin | 8 Photos

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Tesla's Model 3 and S are (once again) recommended by 'Consumer Reports'

Tesla's Model 3 and S are (once again) recommended by 'Consumer Reports'

View
Mach-E leak reveals a lot about Ford's electric Mustang SUV

Mach-E leak reveals a lot about Ford's electric Mustang SUV

View
Amazon is challenging Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract victory

Amazon is challenging Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract victory

View
Microsoft is adding 10 'Final Fantasy' games to Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft is adding 10 'Final Fantasy' games to Xbox Game Pass

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr