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Color e-Readers Produced Using Old ‘Electrowetting’ Technology

“Dutch researchers are working on a new application of an old technology that could mean bright color displays that draw much less power than conventional LCDs, according to the BBC.

In this application, an instance of a technique known as electrowetting, droplets of colored oil in suspension are the basis for the display’s colors; each pixel’s color is determined by moving the colored oils with electrical current.

A prototype reader from Dutch firm Liquivista is shown in the accompanying video; color magazines with 50-60hz refresh time using this display technology are at least a few years out, though.”

Note: Videos on this site may give some trouble due to a buggy advertisement in the beginning…

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