First hands-on with the Pixel Qi LCD/e-paper screen

A friend of the Crunch charbax sent us the first hands-on video of the Pixel Qi e-paper screen, a new kind of LCD technology that uses standard LCD fabrication tools to create an LCD/e-paper/transflective screen that displays full color in direct sunlight and takes very little power.

This is not to be confused with the Kindle’s e-ink technology. Think of it as a new form of LCD that has e-ink properties – readability, low-power cost, and barely any lag – in full color.

We wrote more about it here but charbax’s video really goes deep – it’s 13 minutes long. Hopefully this fascinating technology will hit laptops in the next few years. I doubt it will hit mainstream devices but smaller devices could definitely use this technology.