This e-ink 'phone' is actually a pocket-sized screen that connects wirelessly to your actual smartphone

This e-ink ‘phone’ is actually a pocket-sized screen that connects wirelessly to your actual smartphone

The general idea is that users can use the Dasung Link for tasks like reading ebooks, emails, text-heavy websites, and even texting while benefiting from E Ink screens. While Dasung claims the Link has a “Turbo” refresh mode that makes scrolling appear faster and smoother on its electronic paper display, users will still prefer to play games or watch videos on their smartphones.

The Dasung Link is now available for pre-order in China in three different models: one that connects wirelessly to iOS devices, one that connects wirelessly to Android devices, and a thinner, less power-hungry model that foregoes wireless connectivity in favour of a USB-C connection to certain smartphones from Huawei and Samsung. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we’re hoping the device will be more affordable than the more expensive E Ink smartphones we’ve seen released so far.