Dasung Link: Companion for Android and iOS launches with 6.7-inch E Ink display
Dasung has introduced the Link, a potentially intriguing option for those are fans of E Ink displays and E Ink devices. According to the manufacturer, the Dasung Link serves as a smartphone's second display, allowing you to read eBooks, emails or long form articles on an E Ink display, rather than an IPS or OLED one. In theory, this could reduce eye strain and even improve your smartphone's battery life because of the low-powered nature the Dasung Link's E Ink display.
However, it remains to be seen how power-hungry the device is when connected wirelessly to an Android or iOS device. For some reason, Dasung has created dedicated models for each use case, as well as a third option for those who would prefer a wired connection. Please note that the latter will only work with devices with support video out via USB, which excludes all Google Pixel smartphones. Unfortunately, it is not always clear which smartphones can provide video out through their USB ports.
All Dasung Link models feature a 6.7-inch E Ink display that outputs at 300 PPI, supports touch inputs and sits within an 8 mm thick aluminium chassis. Dasung claims to have included a Turbo mode to mitigate the slower response times that E Ink displays offer compared to their IPS or OLED counterparts, although we doubt Dasung has eliminated this drawback. The Dasung Link is orderable now from Good e-Reader for US$699.99 before taxes and shipping. Dasung is also selling the Link directly in China.