Monday, May 30, 2011
Welcome To The Future: Polymer Vision Demos SVGA Rollable Screen
This 6-inch screen displays black and white e-ink text and images at 800x600 pixels and can roll around a tube the circumference of a dime. If this isn't the future of print, I don't know what is. Designed and manufactured by Polymer Vision, the screen can be rolled and unrolled 25,000 times. The question, obviously, is why would you need a rollable display? Well, as ereaders become ubiquitous the need for them to be almost indestructible. I could see a day when kids get their own ereaders for the nursery a la the Diamond Age. Interestingly, Polymer Vision isn't the company of note when you think of e-ink displays so either they will license this technology or they could start taking more and more market shares from leaders like Eink.