News By Jan. 23, 2015 5:01 pm
Displio uses E Ink display to run your gesture-controlled widgets | News | Geek.com

While most people only know about E Ink screens thanks to their trusty Amazon Kindle, the cheap, non-reflective, electronic paper display technology has also started showing up in everything from smartphones to smart watches. Now, the makers of Displio want to use E Ink to display widgets, and they are turning to Kickstarter to make it happen.

Displio is a tiny, 2.7-inch, battery-powered E Ink screen that users can program to display a plethora of widgets via WiFi. It can be a portable stock ticker, present weather and temperature, show you Facebook updates, list your appointments and ping when one is about to happen, and it can track any notifications users desire. It provides complimentary information to look at along with whatever is on the user’s main screen, and the different outer colors and textures add an extra personal touch to the device.

Displio uses E Ink display to run your gesture-controlled widgets | News | Geek.com

In addition to the included widgets, users can build their own with Displio’s programming language libraries and visual editor. Turn it into a countdown until Half-Life 3’s release date and never hear from it again. Once programmed, users interact with the widgets with gestures since Displio has no buttons. For example, tapping reloads a widget while turning the device over activates a new one.

If you want to learn more about Displio you can check out this interview with the creators on TechCrunch. And if you’re interested in pre-ordering one, the Kickstarter rewards include an early bird special for pledges of $79 or more.

Displio uses E Ink display to run your gesture-controlled widgets | News | Geek.com

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Displio uses E Ink display to run your gesture-controlled widgets | News | Geek.com

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