The future of traveling is with E-Ink

The E-Ink technology has been around for several years. The most common use today is for Amazon Kindle and Oaxis InkCase with stand-out features such as its readability under direct sunlight and its extreme low power consumption for battery.

Recently, popular luxury luggage maker – Rimowa has announced the roll out of the Rimowa’s Electronic Tag which is essentially an integration of E-Ink technology with their luggage to act as a substitute for the conventional paper luggage tag, commonly used to mark luggage. It uses Bluetooth connection to download data from supported airline apps for check-in details with its sight set on simplifying the process of printing and tagging at the airport.

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The folks at Rimowa have also paired its luggage with an iOS compatible app that is used to initiate the E Ink tag to switch into the contact information mode. Unfortunately, at current stage, only Lufthansa Airlines has enabled its platform to sync with Rimowa’s latest E Ink luggage. So, Rimowa has cleverly enabled the app to sync images to its E Ink luggage to create a even more personal touch.

 

 

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Given that this innovation is specially designed for Airline travels, security will include a Bluetooth that can only be activated from within the case. The E Ink display is powered by twin AAA batteries that can last for months with reasonable screen refreshes. To sync with Rimowa’s renowned  built quality, the E Ink is shielded with Gorilla Glass – that is used by the iPhone you are holding onto now.

Source: Engadget