Readius Rollable Display Starts Mass Production
The Readius rollable, foldable display device from Polymer Vision are being mass-produced for your enjoyment in their spanking-new facility in Southampton, England. Those stiff, flat screen devices like the Kindle and the Sony E-Reader are cool - but paper-thin is the way to go.
(Polymer Vision Readius display video)
The Readius is a small electronic document reading device that can fit easily into a pocket; the five inch diagonal rollable display unfurls when you need it. The device offers 3G high speed connectivity to news and information. As you can see in the video, it can also handle some degree of video display, which you can't do with the e-paper technology.
Science fiction fans have long enjoyed thinking about very thin, easily-stored displays. An example of a larger, rollable display is the
poster tv from Larry Niven's 1976 novel A World Out of Time. See also the pocket-sized polycarbon phone screen from Idoru, a 1986 novel by William Gibson.
Thanks to Blue Monkey, we have this great picture of the rollable map display from the 2000 movie Update 16-Dec-2007: Red Planet.
Red Planet movie rollable map display)
Look at more
Readius display pictures, see the Philips company video on Readius, check facts in the Polymer Vision rollable display company press release; via Rollable displays might be the future of paper media, now in production.
Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 12/15/2007) Follow this kind of news
| | Email | RSS | Blog It Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit
you like to contribute a story tip?
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and . add
Comment/Join discussion ( 5 )
Related News Stories -
TCL CSOT 17-Inch Printed OLED Scrolling Display
'..a wide sheet of clear material suddenly flared with light and swirling colour.' - EC Tubb, 1958.
Looking Glass Display Good Enough For Science Fiction, Fantasy
'The figure seemed to be swimming toward the surface.' - Roger Zelazny, 1981.
LG Wing Twisting Smartphone Might Be Fun
'A polycarbon screen unfurled...' - William Gibson, 1986.
Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition OLED TV
The Look of Things To Come. HG Wells, 1936.
Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!)
is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for
the Invention Category that interests
you, the Glossary, the Invention
Timeline, or see what's New.
Flatcat Robot Recalls Both Heinlein And Simak
Sorry, you'll need to read the article.
Nuclear Batteries May Pack Inner Punch
'... the most super-valuable substance in the solar system.'
Elon Musk STILL Wants To Make Heinlein's 1940's Speedster
'As she neared the barrier the car surged and lifted...'
Mercury Capsule Ablative Shielding
'...a synthetic which air-friction would erode away.'
Heinlein And Russian Quail In Orbit
'No earth-hatched bird can learn to fly in that fashion...'
Listen Up, Coppertop - Wearable Device Turns You Into A Battery
'It's our way or the highway.'
Solar Powered Robot Cleans Up Solar Panels For Free
'... with large padded feet, who were apparently polishing their way the whole length of Rama's six artificial suns.'
Spot Arm From Boston Dynamics Picks Up Like Heinlein's Hired Girl Robot
'Anything larger than a BB shot it picked up and placed in a tray on its upper surface...'
Electric Vehicle Prices Will Drop To $2,890
'the human seats took up two-thirds of the room in each'
TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle From Hyundai
'He admired the fast-plodding, articulated legs...'
Drones Communicate With Each Other Using Quantum Encryption
'the curious absent look of a robot talking on the TBR circuits...'
Space Construction Tools For Large Structures By OAC
'Mass-produced in the orbiting factories...'
SpinCare Electrospins And Shoots Wound Dressing
'Over her lacerated right shoulder he sprayed art-derm...'
Tesla Model S And X Moves Toward KITT Knight Rider Styling
Now, that was a Pontiac Trans Am with some real style.
Sophia Robots By The Thousands
'There is a built-in microphone that hears everything you say, and an electric brain that selects a suitable answer.'
Scaly-Foot Snail Works With Iron
'Micro-Scale suit tiles fabricated by genetically engineered metal affinity bacteria...'
More SF in the News Stories
More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories