Sony's New E-Paper Watch Puts Focus On Fashion
Sony's just been unmasked as the company behind the FES watch, which features an e-paper display set to various patterns.By Matt Picht | November 28, 2014
Sony's latest wearable is all about form over function. The tech giant's just been outed as the source of a nifty e-paper watch design.
This is the FES watch, which first showed up on Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake a few months back. Its strap and screen are made from an electronic paper material which can display at least 24 different black-and-white patterns.
If you're not familiar with e-paper, it's a simple display technology, commonly used for e-readers, that mimics the appearance of ink on paper. E-paper displays use a lot less energy than a typical LCD screen and won't fade in direct sunlight — but it's not as good for showing complex, moving or colored images.