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Old 11-04-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Innovative solution for e-Ink screen lighting

Give it doesn't lessen the contrast, this looks like a nice solution for enlightening our beloved eInk readers, and you wouldn't even need a cover !

http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/201...t-to-ereaders/
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:38 AM   #2
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Looks like vaporware.
You can't buy it, only sign up for a newsletter...and probably an avalanche of spam.
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It's a nifty concept and I would love to see one of the "working prototypes" in action.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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Why would I want to pay for something like that when I could just turn on a lamp like I would with a paper book?
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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This is the actual product website.

http://www.flexlighting.com/

Looking at the pics, it would appear this is an OEM option to install, not for end users.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #6
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Looks really great, should work wonderfully with all the nice TOUCH screen e-Readers... and it's another "we've got this wonderful tech, look..." only we haven't, just a concept again... hey, it's a thin and flexible version of Sony's original light wedge... wake me up if it makes it to market...
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:36 AM   #7
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Why would I want to pay for something like that when I could just turn on a lamp like I would with a paper book?
Wot he said......
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:51 AM   #8
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Why would I want to pay for something like that when I could just turn on a lamp like I would with a paper book?
Why get an ereader when you could just read a paper book?

The answer is the same. Because it would be better and require fewer extra items to accomplish the same task.

You could take 10 books with you on a 2-week trip to Europe, or you could take one ereader with 100 books on it, get another 100 on your trip, and still have just the ereader.

Similarly, you could have to rely on having a lamp within the proper range, or the right kind of case light, which requires you to either drag around an extra item or keep yourself close to a power outlet... or you could have the option to light the screen from within the device when it's dark.

The latter is better. That's why.

I'd love to see this materialize. We'll see.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:14 AM   #9
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Talking Ay beg to differ.......

Rather b & w ?
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Why get an ereader when you could just read a paper book?............"

People have all sorts of reasons, perhaps because it's useful & convenient in a lot of ways, and a bit trendy or different,and fun. Not necesarily any of the two reasons you gave.

......Because it would be better...." See end...


"..... and require fewer extra items to accomplish the same task........"

Let's see now, that would be a book... and.... no, I think that's it. ( Which is, incidentally, a lot less painful to loose, drop, get nicked and is a useful source of paper in emergencies.)

"........The latter is better....................."

No, the latter is different, possibly thought to be better by some.

"............ We'll see.
Well, yes, providing it doesn't pack up.

Or blind you with it's effulgence.

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:16 AM   #10
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Red face Sorry, don't know quite wot happened there ! Pliz read as one piece .....

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:29 AM   #11
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The physical books v ereader argument isn't really the same. If you need a light to read an ereader, you probably need it to read a book. So, did all those interested in e-ink lighting really buy a clip on light for physical books, because that seems the only genuine analogy to me?
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:27 AM   #12
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I have a much simpler solution to the back-lit ebook conundrum. Simply add a thin layer of radium to the underside of the screen. This would accommodate reading in pitch dark.

I'd personally implement this idea but but wacko-environmentalists, meanie-greenies, the NRC, FDA, and probably even Underwriter's Labs would all gang up on me. PETA would probably be okay with it though.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #13
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Doesn't radium impart a greenish glow?
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Doesn't radium impart a greenish glow?
Bluish really, but it depends on what you stabilize it with. Undark, the paint used on watch dials years ago, was a compound of radium and zinc-sulfide, which had an aqua tint.
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The more I think about this, the more I like it. You could sandwich the radium layer between two molecular-thin layers of silicon and draw enough current to keep your batteries charged for at least 500 or so years.
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