When the Wexler FlexOne launched in Russia in 2012, this ereader cost as much as a premium device and yet it only had a basic d-pad for a controller (no frontlight, touchscreen, sound, etc).
It had nothing to go for it other than a flexible screen which wasn’t actually that flexible, which is probably why it was discontinued and then cleared out on Amazon for $50 each in 2014.
For three years now the FlexOne has been almost impossible to get, but now you have a chance to get a piece of ereader history. A reader has tipped me to the news that the Wexler FlexOne is now available on AliExpress.
It seems the Chinese OEM has either found old stock in their warehouse or decided to invest in a production run, because you can now get a FlexOne for only $59.
I would not recommend buying a FlexOne for any reason other than nostalgia or curiosity; the basic Kindle is a much better value.
But if you always wanted one then now is your chance.
Thanks, kuzelnik, for the tip!