Transparent 'Wysips' Film Enables Displays To Charge Batteries And Transfer Data

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I wonder if these would be a better fit for e-Ink based readers. Cellphones and tablets are too power hungry, but I think e-ink readers might not need a charge if they used this tech. Imagine being able to take one on a backpacking trip or sailing and never having to worry about charging it.
 

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e-ink displays typically dont have a glossy surface. They use this film that absorbs most of the light, so i don't think it would work as well. If it did work, they would have tried it or used it as a example.
 

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Sunpartner Technologies does list e-ink displays as one application for Wysips Crystal. Since e-readers don't use nearly as much power as phones or tablets, this technology would indeed have a greater impact on battery life.

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An e-reader that never or very rarely needs charging would be a great feature.

Extending cell phone life is very worthwhile, and having the capability to charge at all if the user is stranded is potentially life saving. This is one reason I keep a flashlight/radio/charger driven by a hand crank generator in my car. It would feel really stupid in this day and age to be stuck in a secluded location and discover your phone is dead with no means of charging it. You might still be without signal but at least you'll have taken decent precaution.
 
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