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Sony Japan has unveiled a flexible, rollable OLED display — measuring just 80 microns thick — that’s “thin enough to be rolled around a pencil like a sheet of paper, without interrupting the video.” Continue reading for the demonstration.

It was made possible by a breakthrough in OLED tech, in which Sony researchers created organic thin-film transistors with 8 times the performance of conventional OTFTs.

[via Popsci]

Designed by Mac Funamizu, this transparent, flexible OLED display is actually an all-in-one computer system. When turned off, a slot-loading disc drive is revealed. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Supposing that the material could compact itself that tightly, he throws some invisible projection technology in as well.

[via Yankodesign]

OLED Screen

Sony’s latest OLED screen is reportedly “thinner than a credit card”, at 0.3mm thick, and will be available in a 27-inch model come production time. Click here for first picture in gallery.

They’re planning on a 27-inch version of the screen in the short term for the ultra-rich, but the obvious hope is to fight LCD for dominance in the home in the coming years.

[via EngadgetAllthingsd]

OLED Phone

Designed by Tamer Koseli, the NEED phone sports dual OLED touchscreens, one of which is used exclusively to control the device. No word yet on availability. Click here for first picture in gallery.

He argues mobile phones are basic multimedia gadgets, far from their traditional aim of communication. He wanted to create a device with no superfluous features. That’s right, you won’t find a MP3 player, video capabilities, or even a camera.

[via YankoDesign]

Sony introduces a new 11-inch (960 x 540) OLED display that measures just 0.3mm-thick, a whopping “10 times thinner than its expensive predecessor”, the XEL-1. No word yet on availability. Click here for one more picture.

The as-yet-unnamed panel is clearly just proof that they’re able to create such a skinny display, it’d probably set you back somewhere in the solid five figures – but it doesn’t take a soothsayer to envision 50-inch OLED TVs hanging on your wall, making the photo frames hanging next to it look downright obese

[via Gizmodo]

MIT researcher David Merrill has developed Siftables, which essentially “takes all the best parts of the Optimus keyboard (namely, the programmable OLED keys) and frees them into their own individual units.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Each Siftable unit also contains short range infrared communicators, a 3-axis accelerometer, Bluetooth radio, flash memory, an integrated processor, a lithium polymer battery, some haptic hardware, and what look to be USB expansion ports

[via OhGizmoMIT]

Not your average shutters, these OLED versions use “advance transparent Photovoltaic Nanoscale technology” to illuminate your home. Click here for first picture in gallery.

..the Lightway shutters allow the sunlight in during the day, whilst storing energy in solar cells to power the crazy lights at nighttime

[via Gizmodo]

That’s right, someone managed to get their hands on Sony’s ultrathin XEL-1 OLED display, which features 960 x 540 pixel resolution, 1000000:1 contrast ratio, 2x 1W speakers, HDMI/USB/Ethernet ports, and a terrestrial digital tuner. It measures 287 x 140 x 253mm and weighs just 3.3-pounds. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

If you are pretty good with the old reading sills, you’ll know from the title that Sony’s XEL-1 OLED display just had an unboxing worth perving over. Did we mention it? 1000000:1! That’s just crazy talk

[via Gizmodo]