Monday, October 30, 2006

Philips Flexible Electronic Ink Display

Can't wait to get my hands on one of these.

I was all pumped up about the Sony Ebook Reader, but then I got my hands on one and was disappointed by it. The screen is too small to view 8.5x11" .pdfs, there is no search function, there is no way to highlight/take notes, and the bookmark feature is kind of weak. There was talk of it being good for storing technical manuals for easy reference without all the heft. Forget about it. Without a search feature that won't work. Really the only thing it is good for is for reading novels.

The iLiad is a bit more promising with a larger screen that has a touch screen that you can write on and take notes. But at 650 EUR it is pricey and the software looks really rough.

So what I am now hoping for is a rollable ebook that could roll out to be 8.5x11" and completely display a .pdf page (or maybe 8.5x5.5" and show 1/2 at a time).

via An Unreasonable Man

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