By Evan Ackerman
This eBook from E Ink has a bunch of features worthy of a concept, but unlike most concepts, it’s actually physical and almost works as advertised. It’s 5mm thin (which is thinner than an iPod Nano, if you’re counting), has a nice big 800×600 display as well as Bluetooth (for data streaming from a cell phone) and a micro SD slot. In the works: a flip out reading light (since e-ink displays don’t produce their own light) and solar cells for recharging while reading in the sun.
I think we can all agree that reading books is not going to be the main attraction of eBooks for a while yet, simply due to their physical nature. So let’s give up on that, and just appreciate it for what it should be: a personalized, self updating, newspaper.