Wexler's Flex One flexible/bendable e-reader now shipping, on video

The Wexler Flex One flexible e-reader is now shipping in china, and we've got the first video of this exciting new device. The reader uses LG's flexible plastic based E Ink panel (6", XGA 1024x768), and in fact the whole device is made from plastic and so can be bent - and is quite shatterproof (and very light). Here's our friend Sri from E Ink demonstrating it at SID 2012:

We do not know the price of this device yet, but according to Sri the flexible E Ink panel itself is only about 10-15% more expensive than a glass based display. The major downsize is that the resolution and speed of a plastic-based display is not as good as a glass based one. I personally think this was one of the most exciting demonstrations at SID...



Rota EF602, first flexible e-reader now on sale in China

... for RMB 1299 (about $200)

http://www.360buy.com/product/686568.html?utm_source=www.smzdm.com&utm_medium=tuiguang&utm_campaign=t_4298_

and here is a review

http://ebook.zol.com.cn/312/3127411.html

Features:

  • flexible and bendable, and almost unbreakable, like a book scroll
  • 6 inch, XGA 1024x768, dimension 155mm x 135mm x 5mm, weight 120g
  • no wifi only USB, no SD/TF card extension, 4GB memory

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