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PlasticLogic Shows Off a Dual Screen eReader at CES 2013

January 8th, 2013 by · 9 Comments · conferences & trade shows, hardware news

plasticlogic dual screen ereader 2PlasticLogic may have overstated the involvement they had with the PaperTab flexible tablet, but they did have a couple interesting gadgets of their own to show off.

In addition to the lighted PL screen we’ve seen before and a watch, there was also a dual screen ereader concept. It’s tied to a cable and can’t do more than play a slideshow of page images, but thanks to PlasticLogic’s screen tech it is also quite thin.

The 2 screen panels are each one of PlasticLogic’s 10.7″ screens, and they are connected via a double hinge in the spine. The pages could be changed together or separately.

Update: PlasticLogic posted a demo video on Youtube:

I had shot a video showing this ereader in action but unfortunately my camera seems to have eaten it.  I’m kicking myself right now because it was a very cool sight to see.

I’ve always been a fan of really large screen ereaders, though I don’t think I’ve ever seen one on the market. I’ve always wanted to see an epaper alternative to displaying large-scale documents like blueprints, diagrams, or posters.

Sure, there are things like Microsoft’s Surface Table, but staring into a bright light like that is not good on the eyes – not on that scale.

 

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