Color eInk Readers About to Become a Thing?

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  1. Tuckerfan

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    The first consumer models have been released.
    Hot on the heels of that, TCL has announced a color eInk display that can display video.
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    I'm old school. I get the convenience of carrying around hundreds of books with one of these e-readers, but nothing beats holding a real book in your hands. :shrug:
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    Or having a bookcase full of books to look at. It's like staring into the fridge. :Oooo:
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    *sees food (books) on shelves* Nothing good to eat (read).
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    I have a room full of dead tree editions. You're right, there's no substitute for a real book.

    However, I've been reading digital books occasionally. I use either my phone (convenient when I'm out somewhere and just have a few spare minutes) or my tablet (which is about book-sized).

    I guess my question is: why do I need eInk, color or otherwise? I've seen e-readers and have been unimpressed. A regular display is far more versatile.

    I suppose it's easier on the eyes? I guess I spend so much time looking at screens that I don't think that's all that important.

    Anyone got any experience, good or bad, to relate about eInk?
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    The battery life of an eInk device is much, much longer than that of anything with a traditional display. An eInk Kindle is significantly thinner than a Kindle Fire tablet, for example, and can go as long as a month without needing to be recharged. Also, if you're reading outside, the eInk reader's display won't get washed out by the sun (nor will it be as prone to overheating).
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