Originally Posted by delphidb96
Except that despite numerous industry studies 'proving' this, *real* users have reported the eyestrain too often to count. E-ink *IS* more restful on the eyes.
OK, once again to dispel the myth...those studies were related to CCFL backlit LCDs which do flicker and can cause side-effects (some people are immune, some very susceptible). But the new LED backlit LCD devices (iPhone, IPod Touch, Blackberry Storm, HTC handhelds, Archos tablest, etc.) do NOT flicker. They produce a perfectly static, high-contrast display at an optimized brightness level that have NEVER been shown in any study to cause eyestrain.
That means perpetuating the 'e-ink is better because it doesn't cause eyetstrain' argument based on old studies about old technology means you are perpetuating a myth. In fact e-ink could produce more
eyestrain than the new LED backlit LCD devices because it is NOT always illuminated at the perfect level and thus the old adage your mother told you is still correct with e-ink displays: "Turn a light on when you're reading or you'll go blind."