LG have just unveiled a new e-paper screen. It’s thin and light, but most importantly it’s flexible. Looks like we’re one step closer to having an e-reader we can fold or roll up for easy storage. Such a design would need a rigid part somewhere to store the battery, but it’s still more convenient than an inflexible slab of plastic.
Then again, will readers as a whole be made obsolete by projection glasses, as Epson have just released? The glasses look absolutely ridiculous, so maybe we’ll have handheld devices for a while yet – at least until we have LCD contact lenses.
Either way it shows that reading is alive and well, despite the constant cries to the contrary.