...want to know is it waterproof?
(As an aside, I'd buy one once it can do a proper RGB/CYMK color display.)
Plastic Logic will be ready to ship its long awaited portable and flexible e-ink display early next year, the firm has announced. Plastic_Logic Plastic Logic's screen is thin - and flexible First seen in 2006, the screen is based on E Ink technology - much like Sony’s Reader or Amazon’s Kindle – and measures 8.5 x 11in. A …
In many of he 'e-ink' style displays I've seen (including this one), when the display changes (i.e. change page), it flips all the balls to black before the new image/text is displayed. I hope you can optionally choose to flip to white as the black flash make me feel ill....
Or maybe they chose black as the white _actually_ makes you ill....
See one in use 3 months ago (not sure if its the one due for release)
A bit big to carry around as a book but very very nice looking. You can see the way ebook readers are going.
Take a look at the soon to be realeased Readius too http://www.readius.com/
In a few short years e-ink devices will be small, flexible, powerful and will become very popular - imagine walking around with a small, foldable reader in your pocket that has internet connectivity - unroll/fold it and it becomes a book/magazine/newspaper/map/browser etc
So I'll hold off for now and wait a couple of years I think.
PS - Anyone see that interactive map used in Babylon AD ?
Oh, lordy... Lets just hope this works okay and isn't another PITA like WM5/6's half-assed gesture interface.
And how long before we can write to them (not sure how... I guess you'd just use a special electrically charged pen to turn it black and have the control electronics "read" each bit at every page-turn... practical?)? E-ink notepad sounds like a good idea- especially if the page keeps its contents when unplugged from the electronics; you could use it just like a normal piece of paper- except that when it became of no use (or was about to go in the recycler) it could just be blanked and re-used.
Also, is this a foldable/rollable 10" display as promised in your previous article? And, stop sniggering at the back, how rigid is this 10"? Will it stand proud just because of its own layout, or would it fall flacid to the ground and need laying on a table to be readable?
Ok, I know this maybe a bit off the wall and (to some) pointless, but what I really want is a book of e-ink pages that I can load pages from a book on to. Ideally, you could have differing sizes and pages for each model released. I hear there is something along the lines in development, but I'm as of yet unable to find it (albeit not trying very hard...). This would mean that for those that wish to 'turn pages' can.
Getting quite excited about this (EASY!) and find this a much better way of reading an e-doc.
Good good, carry sir!
How long before you can buy a car covered with this? Hmm, which colour would I like this morning? (Or how long before the display mimics what is on the other side of the car - a la Bonds disappearing Vanquish?)
How long before I can cover my walls with this? Hmm, bored of this room after 2 days, think I'll decorate again - done.
This shirt looks a bit summery for this weather - ah yes, a darker colour, and do away with that logo for now as well - done.
Instead of the ubiquitous plug in charger faff, it would be excellent if they could put a flexible solar cell on the back of the book. There's nothing more annoying that picking a gadget up only to find the battery's gone flat while it's not been in use. Not having to take yet another charger with you on holiday would also be nice.
Now that is cool! I would love an e-ink device to store technical texts on.
I bet it will cost a fortune though. Look at the price of an iRex Illiad at the moment - in fact most of the devices available in europe are expensive. Bookeen's Cybook G3 is €350.
As much as I want one it will be a few years before e-ink devices drop in price methinks.
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