LG Announces 19-inch, Flexible, E-Paper Display

Ereaders are becoming more popular by the day. While the market is still mostly dominated by Amazon, more and more companies are releasing ereaders and tablets that they're advertising as media devices meant for watching movies and reading books.

Not one to miss out on a growing trend, LG yesterday debuted a 19-inch, flexible e-paper display prototype which it claims is the largest ever produced. The 25 centimeter by 40 centimeter display utilizes a metal foil instead of the more traditional glass substrate which means the screen can be easily bent. LG has already worked with Skiff-maker, Skiff LLC, on its 11.5-inch, flexible ereader but the 19-inch version unveiled yesterday is said to be aimed at newspaper companies.

While the thought of a flexible, newspaper-sized ereader seems nice in theory, it sounds like it could be a little unwieldy and awkward. We'll have to see how this one pans out.

  • vulmer
    Probably one of the coolest things I have seen.
  • coonday
    ^^^Agreed. I wonder if I will ever be able to read Tom's on it.
  • drip50291
    Harry Potter newspapers anyone? this is awesome
  • maigo
    doesn't look all that flexible
  • hakesterman
    I'll take one at $149.99 maybe two.............

  • sundm001
    As a scifi fan as well as tech enthusiast I am always excited to see marketable technology become reality. Was anyone else a little amazed when you saw the epaper in the movie "Minority Report"? I for one really like this.
  • BoxBabaX
    I don't really have much use for one of these, but will I get one? YES! this is too cool of a toy to pass on.
  • Zoonie
    Could you guys dig up a little more about the 11.5" Skiff reader, please? Battery life seems like a really interesting topic since the reader is so thin, yet relatively packed. Also weight! :)
  • back_by_demand
    Maybe if it could be used to playback videos? That would be worth it.
  • zak_mckraken
    The fact that it's slim, thus light, is very nice. But why does it have to be flexible?

    "Hey guys, look! I can bend my new *CRACK* ... Oh shit..."