E-Ink display based watches are now available for sale at ThinkGeek. This makes use of the advanced e-paper technology. E-paper is a display technology designed to appear like ordinary ink on paper. Unlike a conventional flat panel display, which uses a backlight to illuminate its pixels, electronic paper reflects light like ordinary paper and is capable of holding text and images indefinitely without drawing electricity, while allowing the image to be changed later. Hence these watch displays are customizable as can be seen below.
The E Ink technology used in this watch depicts digital time with the look of electronic paper and can be read accurately and instantly from any angle – vastly improving on dull liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that typify previous digital watches. The customizable dial allows you to select different styles, from the precise detail of full numerals and indices to the simplicity of no markings all.
But I don’t think 16 different display options are worth the price tag of $250! I might buy it if it is available for $100.