PlasticLogic Shows Off a Dual Screen eReader at CES 2013

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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5 Comments on PlasticLogic Shows Off a Dual Screen eReader at CES 2013

  1. >>>staring into a bright light like that is not good on the eyes – not on that scale.

    Dealing with screen lag at that scale is even worse.

  2. PlasticLogic has NEVER PRODUCED A SINGLE PRODUCT, for more than 10 years!

    Unbelievable but true, this company has been teasing us for its entire existence. Should enter the Guiness Book for record on VAPORWARE!

    • So very true Laure. I don’t see how a company just stays in business only showing “products about to revolutionize the ereader world” year after year after year. My high school girlfriend didn’t tease me this much.

    • Soooo true! 2 entire years before the iPad came out plastic logic kept just with propaganda. And even after killing the QUEreader without ever shipping a single unit there are no references for ANY product using Plasticlogic technology.

      If I was an investor, I would seriously question the capability of plasticlogic to actually deliver, considering past performance.

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