Bending time

Working with the folks at E Ink, the Japanese folks at Citizen Watch have developed the world’s first flexible clock using an electronic paper display.

Working with the folks at E Ink, the Japanese folks at Citizen Watch have developed the world’s first flexible clock using an electronic paper display (EPD).

The unique clock is not only thin and lightweight, but sports a substantially lower power consumption than traditional displays. With a thickness of 3.0 mm, a weight of 1.5 kg and a battery life that is 20 times longer than conventional digital clocks, the clock also can be bent significantly while operating.

Furthermore, the use of electronic ink in the clock display enables a wide viewing angle of approximately 180 degrees with a bright, high contrast look, allowing for high visibility in either a dim room or under direct sunlight. These benefits allow the clock to be installed in locations that would otherwise be difficult with other technologies.

The bendy clock will be shown on Citizen’s Booth at “Eco-Products 2005”, held this week at Tokyo Big Site in Japan..