Oh fair (for the price) that’s not how I understood it
Yes you didn’t say mechanical, I know, but scissors or not, they are still rubber dome contact.
The scissor are just the way the keycap is hold and allow it to move up/down, and have nothing to do with how the key contact is done and this type of mechanism only really exist for devices that need to fold and have a low profile keyboard like for a laptop, both thing that the DevTerm do not need.
The way the keyboard of the DevTerm is made is more close to a desktop keyboard than a laptop keyboard.
And I did not complain, I just said that the “traveler” keyboard feel too small to be called a “full size keyboard”,
I’ve more complained about how their device is priced and how small the screen on it is.
I do know quite well how an e-Ink screen work, and I do have doubt about the announced autonomy, especially if you type a lot.
The autonomy they announced is actually more than double than most eBook reader were you update the screen every couple of minutes, not multiple time per seconds as when you do type.
As for the DevTerm, I probably have missed it, but I don’t remember CPi announcing any autonomy time. I would personally expect something like 2 - 4 hours of continuous use time, maybe a bit more depends on how the software and the hardware is optimised, and of course what you are doing with it.
As for an e-Ink screen, they do consume as much, if not more current than a normal LCD screen with backlight when they do refresh, and that’s whatever the size of what is refreshed on screen, yes they consume nothing when they are not refreshed
And considering the e-Ink screen size they seems to use, there is for about $60-70 in low volume of screen in there.
And thanks @javelinface