"Being flexible is harder than being rigid," said Bill Liu, Royole's founder and CEO at a press conference at CES 2020, noting that the brand was the first to launch a flexible screen smartphone, the FlexPai, which already has over 1,000 registered patents in this area, and collaboration with some of the largest companies, such as Boeing and Louis Vuitton.
“Royole's proprietary technology, Flexible +, has put us in a leading position in innovation in consumer electronics,” he said, underlining that he is developing flexible displays and sensors for a wide variety of application cases with partners around the world. that can redefine the world of consumer electronics and business applications.
RoTree, a 1,000-sheet tree made of Royole flexible displays, is a good demonstration of the technology and is one of the best booth decorations at CES 2020.
From smartphones to notebooks to speakers
FlexPai may have been the first to commercially debut the concept of a folding smartphone but other companies like Samsung and Huawei "stole the scene" and announced in February 2019 the first models, although the Galaxy Fold only had hit stores in October, and Portugal in December, and Huawei Mate X hasn't seen the light of day yet.
Perhaps that's why Royole has not released any FlexPai version 2 at CES 2020, opting for a renewal of another product launched last year, the RoWrite smart notebook, and the music debut with a speaker developed in partnership with Clear
RoWrite 2 is a “smart notebook” and Bill Liu says he has been using it for over a year and has greatly increased its productivity. It uses a regular notebook, but anything written with the pen included in the package is digitally synchronized with an application that is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
The sensors on the leather cover, which is now much thinner and lighter than the previous model, make the difference, and any type of notebook inside RoWrite can be used. The battery lasts 30 days.
SAPO TEK has already experimented and found that there are still some failures in synchronization, as well as overlapping writing when moving the notebook or simply writing back to paper.
The new model can now be ordered and will be available in the second quarter in Europe for a price of 129 euros, which is quite affordable compared to other similar options on the market.
Less accessible is the speaker, the Mirage Smart Speaker, a Clear-developed cylindrical speaker that has an 8-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display and a 5 MP camera that can be used to record video or photos. The speaker is compatible with Amazon's digital assistant Alexa and will go on sale in the second quarter in the US market for $ 899 and in the United Kingdom for 799 pounds.
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