OAXIS announces InkCase Lite, a smart-case with an e-ink display that fits all smartphones
These apps were developed for the previous generation of InkCase, but they will carry over to the present. OAXIS, however, will explore further options, such as an instant message reminder and ways to interact with discount coupons and QR codes. It has also opened the InkCase/Lite SDK for developers who wish to discover new possibilities.
OAXIS is yet to announce pricing and other details about the InkCase Lite. It won't be cheap, however. The InkCase i5 currently costs $149. Bigger photos of the InkCase Lite are yet to appear, but this gallery with the previous generation model should give a good impression of it.
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2. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Really nice concept but way too bulky.
3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2140; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I like the idea too, but I really wouldn't want to put this on my phone. It's just so big and looks weird with the buttons on the back too. I wonder how much it adds weight?
4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
E-ink is incredibly energy efficient, right? So someone tell me why haven't companies figured out that they could use the space above or below the phone screen as an always-on thin e-ink bar displaying time and notifications? Like this.
5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2140; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
+1 thats an amazing idea actually! Never thought about it. But maybe it's too hard to fit a that display into a small place which still need to have the front camera, some sensors, speaker etc. But maybe in the bottom bezel.
6. raunak (Posts: 494; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
The space below and above screens is not just sitting there empty. That space is always occupied or we would have seen at least a few experiments from companies trying to eliminate that space to make phones smaller. Maybe they could find some space in a tablet or laptop-tablet hybrid but not on phones.
Also, Nokia's glance screen is a pretty good feature and it consumes negligible battery if the screen is AMOLED.
8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 682; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I honestly would have preferred a completely e-ink display (if possible, a Mirasol one would be nice), just for the fun of having a black & white display
7. RandomUsername (Posts: 341; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
So I don't have to buy a YotaPhone? ;)