Readius and ePaper Technology – A Brighter Future for Writers

June 3, 2008

One of the best gadgets we came across at the Society for Information Display (SID) 2008 conference was the Readius. The Readius is described as "eReading comfort in a mobile phone". Its form factor has a lot of great potential for screenplays, manuscripts and mobile content in general. To date Polymer Vision, the creator of the Readius, is focused on being “The Rollable Display Company”.  Their latest product, Readius gives you a cell phone, RSS Feeds, Podcasts, eBooks, Music, News and email literally all “rolled up in one” single device.  Industry professionals who have a 300-page manuscript to read on a flight from NY to LA but don’t want to be bothered with their computer or worst yet, a paperbound submission can whip out the Readius which also allows for the importing of PDF documents.

Specs

  • Weight –  About 4 oz.
  • Display – 5” diagonal
  • Battery – 30 hours of continuous reading
  • Connectivity
    • Bluetooth 2.0
    • USB 2.0
    • Tri Band/3G HSDPA
    • High Capacity Micro SD up to 8GB

 
It is devices like the Readius that will have writers’ work being read in the oddest of places.  Pretty soon Founders’ Blog will be quoting producers saying, “I read the next big thing on my Readius while waiting for the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.”  Now that’s grabbing technology by the horns!

 

Pics of the Readius at SID 2008

 

 

 

 

 

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