Royole’s latest iterations of its flexible display technology were on full view at CES 2020. The centerpiece of its booth was the conversation-stimulating RoTree, a display of 1,000 Royole flexible displays configured as “leaves” in a tree design and synched to display and simultaneously change out identical uploaded images. The company’s Jo Haoyuan Tan says that the RoTree can be custom-ordered in a number of different larger and smaller configurations.
The main introduction at the booth, however, was the RoWrite 2 ($129; March availability), the latest iteration of the company’s Smart Writing Pad. It is thinner and lighter by half than its predecessor, and features an upgraded Flexible+ Sensor embedded in the included leather case; also included is the RoWrite 2 pressure-sensitive pen that recharges wirelessly.
Battery life has also been improved; the RoWrite 2 can stand by for up to 30 days without recharging.
The concept is still the same as for the first model: users can draw normally on paper affixed to the pad surface, and have their notes, ideas, and sketches stored digitally, and then share them with others – or convert them into text via a words-to-text conversion feature and store them on their smartphones or tablets using the RoWrite App.