When you hear about E Ink you will most likely have famous eBook readers like Kindle or NOOK, but the technology of Electronic Ink is used in price tags, luggage tags, price tags, luggage tags among others.
What’s more, a Japanese organisation is working on an Electronic Ink gadget for musicians. Enter GVIDO, Terrada Music Score Co’s. E Ink technology that is like a Kindle with a dual-screen for showing sheet music
The E Ink gadget features two 13.3 inch E Ink Mobius displays and they both have a resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels.
Measures about 18.9″ x 12.2″ x 0.23, the product’s prototype is slightly bigger than two sheets of A4 paper put next to each other. Weighing about 1.4 pounds, the GVIDO weighs as much as a box of stacked papers, but that shouldn’t be an issue if it’s set on a music stand instead of held in the hands.
You can switch pages in a music score just by tapping the screen, which takes less work than flipping a real paper page when your hands need to return to your musical instrument.
It can show PDF documents, works with 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, houses a microSD card space and 8GB of internal storage out of the box and works with a Wacom pen for commenting on music scores by hand.
There’s no word on the cost or device release date but we have no suspicions whatsoever that it will be cheap. Gadgets with such big screen E Ink Mobius displays tend to cost upwards of $800.
Have a look see in the video below and let us know in the comments section whether you’ll be adding this to your shpping cart; musician or not.