It needs a bit of polish and a more affordable price tag, but the Remarkable shows there could yet be life for e-ink screens beyond the ereader.
As well as powering our ereaders they’d be used for low-power digital signage, wearable displays, price tags… you name it, ink was going 'e'.
The Kickstarter-funded Remarkable tablet, being a slate-sized, cloud-connected sketchpad with an e-ink display, harks back to that time when e-ink seemed to be the display option of the future.
It’s not unattractive, but it’s certainly going for function over a flashy design.
Though there’s no backlight, the high-quality display has a resolution of 1872 x 1404, giving it sharp 226dpi count.
There’s no need to charge the pen either, although the friction-leveraging pen tips will wear out after about three months of regular use.