As manufacturers try and force all-singing, all-dancing smartwatches onto our wrists, Sony's latest timepiece offers something different.
We've heard plenty over the last year or so about the new low-power LCD displays from Pixel Qi, so it's a relief to hear they appear to be almost ready for market.
This week's Display 2009 show near Tokyo was home to more OLEDs, LCDs and plasma displays than you could shake a stick at, but pride of place undoubtedly went to a breakthrough in electronic paper from Bridgestone.
Samsung has unveiled what it is calling the world's first colour carbon nanotube active matrix electrophoretic display (coloured e-paper to you and me) at a recent conference in Korea.
Electronic paper comes in many sizes, but the one most manufacturers are hoping will break the mainstream is the A4 equivalent they expect to replace everything from newspapers to laptops.
A new technology being developed in Cambridge could prove to be the final piece of the e-book puzzle: full colour e-paper.