Plastic Logic and popSLATE announce that, following a joint development program, the first product will be an accessory for the Apple iPhone 5 and 5S, incorporating a secondary electrophoretic display (EPD) from Plastic Logic.
One of the product’s key features is the display: daylight readable, shatterproof, ultra-thin and ultra-lightweight. EPD technology is “always-on” in the sense that an image is retained and power only required to write a new image. Plastic Logic's flexible EPD technology combines its unique plastic OTFT backplane with reflective frontplane technology from E Ink. These benefits mean this technology is ideally suited to applications such as the high growth market for smart mobile accessories.
popSLATE has pioneered the smartphone Always-On Experience by embedding Plastic Logic’s EPD display into the phone case. In combination with the popSLATE app, users can customize their case with the images they love, create dashboards with the information they need, and use their favorite apps in an entirely new, at-a-glance, context-aware manner. popSLATE is also working with leading artists to create dynamic content channels, so users can “pop” a myriad of stunning images to the backs of their phones.
“As the innovators in the space, popSLATE has created a dynamic new product category and we are incredibly focused on building the best possible product for our users,” explained popSLATE CEO Yashar Behzadi. “Plastic Logic’s solution uniquely meets our product’s demanding design requirements. Working together, our two companies are building the lightest, most durable, and thinnest ePaper second screen solution in the world.”
‘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 Plastic Logic CEO Indro Mukerjee.