You may have missed the Christmas rush, but don’t worry the iPhone5S is going to be around for a while yet. That gives you plenty of opportunities to pick up some cutting edge extras until they release the next gen iPhone, that is.
So currently, is it all about form or is functionality just as important to tech-savvy consumers? We’ve been looking at what’s available and one particular concept has caught our eye the collaboration between PopSLATE and Plastic Logic. Their remarkable breakthrough in incorporating a secondary electrophoretic display within the casing has the potential to be a real game-changer in the mobile phone marketplace.
Ground breaking developments
Don’t underestimate the importance of this development. PopSLATE and Plastic Logic’s EPD display cover is truly ground breaking, and could set a trend for mobile phones for the future, making them much more interactive and far more functional than before.
Their new cover for
the iPhone5 and 5S is without doubt some of the foremost technology available on the market today, but nevertheless they still haven’t lost sight of the fact that consumers do expect a certain level of aesthetic quality too. The PopSLATE cover incorporates Plastic Logic’s EPD technology, resulting in an ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight and, particularly important for clumsy consumers, a shatter-proof display that’s also readable in daylight.
It also incorporates the always-on principle of EPD technology. This means that the system only draws power from the battery to create a new image, not to maintain a static one. It’s customisable too, and users can create their own dashboards or cases.
Front and backplane development
Plastic Logic’s market leading flexible EPD technology combines their unique plastic OTFT backplane with reflective frontplane technology from E Ink. The lightweight and robust nature of this development has a plethora of benefits, and the fact that it can be read in normal daylight puts it way ahead of standard glass screens, where glare and reflection can make them practically unreadable.
The EPD technology is incredibly flexible and could be ideally suited to a wide range of applications such as the high growth market for smart mobile accessories for not just phones, but tablets, smart watches and a host of next gen tech. Plastic Logic’s flexible plastic displays are completely transformational in terms of product interaction,â€ said Plastic Logic CEO Indro Mukerjee. The development of a colour flexible plastic display is particularly significant, since the same process could enable unbreakable, flexible display solutions with other media such as LCD and OLED.”
Creating a blogosphere buzz
If you haven’t heard about this yet then you will soon, as the blogosphere is currently buzzing with the technical details. There’s a ringing endorsement too from Plastic Logic, who see huge potential to roll out the display technology into other applications.
We’re pleased that, after rigorous testing, popSLATE has endorsed our display technology as being the one that meets the requirements for their innovative product. Our flexible EPD technology is proving ideal for smartphone accessory applications, and we are glad to be working with popSLATE in this market said Indro Mukerjee.
Verena blogs about gadgets and technology, covering everything from the latest mobile advancements to display technology. When she’s not online Verena enjoys swimming, cycling and travelling the world.