LG Bendable E-reader

lg bendable ereader

image courtesy LG

LG is about to release a super thin, lightweight and bendable e-reading device. Sounds like a truth-stranger-than-fiction story years from happening, but this is soon-to-be-reality in the form of a 6-inch diagonal screen and 1024 by 768 pixels. It can bend about 40 degrees, comes in e-ink for now and claims to be fairly resistant to damage.

As a consumer and an Indie author, the immediate question is whether EPDs (Electronic Paper Display) are just cool gadgets or if they really enhance the reading experience? The fact that it will less than half the weight of a basic Kindle makes me think it’s more than just a gadget.

Price? Hmm, not sure. What would you pay to bend an ebook? Surely it will be far more expensive than a basic Kindle at $79, but you’ll be a huge hit at next month’s book club party. (Just don’t let the ladies spill red wine all over it.)

Sources say the device could be available in Europe within a few weeks. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise–LG has been working on the EPD since last summer with models as large as a 19-inch flexible newspaper (below).

(Video courtesy of on Mar 29, 2012) My leaving thought–this is an ebook that is starting to look much more like a paper book in at least one regard, bend-ability. What are your thoughts?

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7 Responses to “LG Bendable E-reader”

  1. Catana Says:

    I just read an SF novel that had readers that just roll up so you can stick them in your pocket. That’s the one I’m waiting for. Bendable is a step in that direction, but as an ereader today, it’s just a novelty. What’s the advantage of being able to bend it?

  2. Sharon Lippincott Says:

    Lust will activate plastic when the page is letter-size, displays color and costs no more than a tablet with similar capabilities. I wonder about the OS. Will it be another everything device responding to touch? I’d love it if it could be fingerprint resistant.

  3. Sharon Lippincott Says:

    Come to think of it, lust is different from purchase point definition. I lust. Plain and simple. Ready to buy? Not even close today.


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