VIDEO: Toshiba's Bend-to-Zoom LCD

We've seen a few different flexible LCDs and each time we've talked about the possibilties when it comes to applying this technology to modern life. From electronic posters and maps to displays that you can roll up and stuff in a paper tube, most of our ideas focused storage or transportation. However, Toshiba this week showed off a flexible display with a function we'd never thought of.

At SID, the world's largest display conference, TechOn reports that Toshiba was showcasing a display that uses its flexibility as controls. Though it doesn’t look quite as flexible as say, HP's rollable display, the fact that you can bend to zoom in is pretty damn cool.

Check out the super thin, 8.4-inch (800 x 600) display in action below.

Toshiba's Flex-to-Zoom LCD

HP's rollable technology shown earlier this year:

HP's Flexible Display

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  • _Cubase_
    "Zoom closer"
    *bend*
    "Closer"
    *bend*
    "Closer!!"
    *bend... SNAP!*
    ...."Too close".
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  • outacontrolpimp
    Pretty cool, but I don't really see how its helpful. Maybe there will be more uses in the future.
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  • _Cubase_
    "Zoom closer"
    *bend*
    "Closer"
    *bend*
    "Closer!!"
    *bend... SNAP!*
    ...."Too close".
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  • twisted politiks
    why do you have to keep bending and unbending it? why can't you just hold the bend and it keeps zooming in? seems an annoying oversight to me
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