In today's world of increasing screen time, eye health issues have become increasingly prominent. According to a Vision Council report, more than 60% of men and 65% of women experience eye fatigue on a regular basis. In this context, Eazeye has launched what it calls the world's first natural backlit display, aiming to provide a new visual experience and reduce environmental burden.
The most innovative design of the Eazeye display is that there is a double-coated reflective plate made of carbon fiber behind the display to reflect natural light as the backlight source. This design concept is the first of its kind in traditional display technology. The display claims to be able to provide a light source through room lighting or window illumination. When no light source is available, the reflector can be closed and the built-in LED strip can be switched to use. The company says this configuration allows Eazeye to simulate e-paper while adjusting its display to match the surrounding lighting environment.
Furthermore, the LED backlight of the Eazeye display is said to have a blue light intensity that is only one-third of that of common low-blue light displays, which may help reduce the potential damage to the eyes caused by long-term screen use.
Another selling point of the display is its low power consumption - it consumes just 4 watts when using natural light, which is one of the features the company highlights on its crowdfunding page. Additionally, the 24-inch display boasts a higher-than-average 75Hz refresh rate and 16.7 million colors (8-bit), meaning it's likely to deliver a smooth and colorful viewing experience.
Currently, Eazeye is crowdfunding through the Indiegogo platform . The super early bird price is US$569, and two units are US$999. It is expected to start shipping in February 2024, and promises to include all taxes and customs clearance fees.
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