A waterproof OLED for your fish tank

ITO underwater OLED
Finally, water and video can live as one

A company called ITO electronics over in Japan has decided that OLEDs are far too dry and placed them underwater instead at the recent Finetech Japan 2009 event.

The OLEDs themselves are actually dry, as it's a packaging technology used to keep them safe from the water that's being shown off, but it's still impressive nonetheless.

The next big thing

OLEDs, while being the 'Next Big Thing' and touted as miles better than LCD, do fall apart woefully should a drop of water or a breath of air enter its sacred chamber.

This means that using one in a watch or other waterproof device is out of the question usually, but it appears that Ito Electronics' effort should solve the problem.

Now all that needs to be done is making OLEDs that last longer than a few years, don't lose their brightness rapidly, can actually exist in the air and can be made larger than a few inches and we are in business!

Via OLED-info.com

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.