Folding smartphones have been around for years now, but could the same technology be used on e-readers? The E Ink Corporation – the company that founded the digital paper tech – wants to make it happen. Their latest prototype is a foldable e-reader prototype that features a secure hinge, five dedicated buttons on the right side, and two light-bars for added illumination. Plus, there’s built-in Wacom technology for taking notes, making annotations, or just highlighting passages with a stylus. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but as you can see, the prototype still needs some work before it can go into mass production. On a related note, did you know that E Ink display technology was commercialized by the E Ink Corporation in 1997? The company was co-founded by MIT undergraduates J.D. Albert & Barrett Comiskey, MIT Media Lab professor Joseph Jacobson, Jerome Rubin and Russ Wilcox.
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