E Ink the company that produces Kindle’s low-power display has introduced a new writing display technology called JustWrite. It is a display that can be written on with no Latency and offers monochrome aesthetic albeit in negative this time, with white on black.
“The JustWrite film features one of E Ink’s proprietary electronic inks and offers similar benefits as E Ink’s other product lines: a paper-like experience with a good contrast and reflective display without a backlight,” the company writes. “The JustWrite film is an all plastic display, making it extremely durable and lightweight, with the ability to be affixed and removed easily, enabling writing surfaces in a variety of locations.”
It achieves the latency power by having the new display be driven by its stylus itself rather than the TFT (thin-film-transistor LCD) backplates which have been used for previous displays. The E Ink technology is also minimal power consumption and low cost. Whereas the change means only the Stylus itself needs to be powered, the screen itself requires a small amount of power to refresh itself to erase any writing or drawings.
The E ink notepad looks like small tablets whose screens are up to 3-feet wide, theoretically allowing the screen to replace a traditional whiteboard. This is not the only technology E Ink has been working on, In August, the company revealed that they had started shipping colored E Ink screens meant for digital signage, which are capable of displaying 32,000 different colors.
These screens are too far away to hit the market, but a 13-inch model is expected to arrive in the second Quarter of 2019, along with a 6-inch color Kindle version. No word yet on how the device coming in the market, Although, the company showed it the first time this week at an event in Tokyo.