Is this the final step that kills LCD and ushers in the era of Rollable displays? Flexible OLEDs Clear Last Hurdle | EE Times
The biggest reason for this new development is to take it with you.
Take a look at some pictures and video of RollRR on http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/07/rollrr-rollable-display/
As human beings, we learn about the world around us through our five physical senses. The most dominant and highly developed is vision. In fact, 80% to 90% of the information that we gather comes to us through our eyes. Our vision is our primary means of relationship to the world around us.
Mobile devices currently have a limited viewing area. As a result, with current glass display technology, we are forced to carry, juggle and switch between multiple devices in an attempt to be productive, collaborate or be entertained.
Rollable Displays are the solution because they offer the size of Desktop displays when extracted from their case and offer the portability of current mobile devices when retracted.
Our Vision of computing “Shareables” will Simplify our Mobile lives with just 2 devices (Smartphone & Rollable Display) instead of the 3, 4, 5 or 6 (Wearables, Smartphone, Phablet, Mini-Tablet, Tablet, Laptop, Desktop) that Apple, Google and Microsoft want you to buy.
“Creating something like the Pantheon takes unthinkable creative vision,” says Bran Ferren. “It is my belief that to create these rare game-changers requires you to pull off at least five miracles. No matter how talented, rich or smart you are, you only get one miracle,” he says. “Rare visionaries have the ability to notice when others have provided enough of the miracles to bring the goal within reach.”
1. System on Chip (Very small computers)
2. High Speed Communication Everywhere (WiFi, LTE, Bluetooth)
3. Unlimited Storage (Cloud, Device and Synchronization)
4. Rollable Displays (OLED, E-Ink, Durable plastic displays)
5. Slip Ring Connectors (Moving electricity over a rotating point)
RollRR integrates these “5 Miracles” allowing us to create large mobile rollable displays known as “Shareables”.
This product is in its second stage of prototyping. We are looking at rolling out a developer kit via Kickstarter later this year following our third prototype. We will do everything we can to keep the price of this kit as low as possible so that we can achieve a similar number of backers as Oculus Rift. This is an entirely new platform for developers to take advantage of being first to program.
As we get closer to a Kickstarter launch I will post updates on my Twitter feed @RollableDisplay
I look forward to the feedback we receive as we look to launch “Shareables” as the platform that consolidates mobility with desktop/conference room size.
Thanks for your support,
Founder, Inventor and CEO
It’s time we finally replace Tablets, Laptops and Desktops with One Device for complete Mobile Freedom! “Large enough for sharing and productivity”
Let’s get back to the original Smartphone Promise of Simplicity and Consolidation.
It’s Time to carry just a Smartphone and a Mobile Display; Roll it out and attach when you need it and roll it back when your done
The problem with current mobility: