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LG launches solar-powered e-reader

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2009 14:19 User comments (3)

LG launches solar-powered e-reader LG Display has announced today the launch of a prototype version of the Solar Cell e-Book reader, a 6-inch device with its own solar panel.
The company says the solar cell is 0.7 millimeters thick and weighs 20 grams, thinner then a credit card.

Battery life is extended by up to a full day of reading if charged using the solar panel for five hours, adds the company.

There is no roadmap for the device.

Says Ki Yong Kim, head of the Solar Cell Office at LG Display: “E-books are attracting a lot of attention because they offer the advantage of storing thousands of books’ worth of contents in an easy-to-carry device. The idea of e-book combined with solar cell will offer users the added benefit of longer usage. We will continue to provide users with enhanced convenience and value to solidify our lead in next-generation, environmentally friendly products.”

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3 user comments

112.10.2009 15:27

Its like an open book but there's only writing on the one side. Not really into that... I'm sure a production model would be far different from that though. The solar idea is good, just like calculators :)

213.10.2009 0:24

Originally posted by Morreale:
Its like an open book but there's only writing on the one side. Not really into that... I'm sure a production model would be far different from that though. The solar idea is good, just like calculators :)
The other side has the solar panel. Kinda hard to have text display on the solar panel.

313.10.2009 4:27

Quote:
Originally posted by Morreale:
Its like an open book but there's only writing on the one side. Not really into that... I'm sure a production model would be far different from that though. The solar idea is good, just like calculators :)
The other side has the solar panel. Kinda hard to have text display on the solar panel.
I think you just blurted out a brilian invention...it's not like these are high-end LED or even LCD screens, they are just black and white, and they don't need fast responce times. Readable solar panals might be the standard for the next-gen ebook readers.

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