Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two-page e-reader looks and feels more like a traditional book

With most e-readers you get only a single page at a time, rather than two opposing pages like you would see in a traditional paper book. This dual screen e-reader fixes that problem, making the whole experience another step closer to reading a good old-fashioned paper book.

Created by French designer Karim Zaouai, the Digital eBook feels like a lightweight hardcover book in your hands, and you flip through the pages by simply pushing the two screens slightly together. A row of buttons along the edges of the display control other functions, and when you fold it shut, the clamshell design provides much better screen protection than most e-readers.

This isn't the first dual screen e-reader we've seen, but I'm pretty sure it's the first one that mimics the form of a real book. Zaouai says that he want to "examine our relationship between the digital and analog", and to "highlight the intuitive interface and our relationship to concrete objects". Whatever, I just think it looks cool.

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