Reading in the Sun!

Pixel Qi screen vs MacBook in direct sunlight
Photo by Raj Kumar

We’ve just had a visit from Mary Lou and John from Pixel Qi, showing off their amazing new screens that can operate in two modes: with the backlight, like a normal LCD, or with the backlight off, like a highly reflective “epaper” display that uses an incredible 80% less power than a “standard” display.

Mary Lou is one of the founders of One Laptop Per Child (which Pixel Qi collaborates with these days), and the OLPC is one of the biggest distribution channels for Internet Archive books.