Solar Ebook – Yes, Life’s Good
And you thought the ebook reader wars were about to subside. LG has unveiled one of its latest weapon that is to enter the market, the LG Solar Ebook! This gadget employs a thin-film solar cell which has a dimension of 10cm x 10cm, thinner than a credit card and weighs like a fountain pen.
LG has certainly made a good decision to dive into the ebook market. Given the current trend and hype about the other popular readers (Kindle and Sony’s ebook readers…), this market is about to explode especially during the holiday season this coming December.
“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.” said Mr. Ki Yong Kim, head of the Solar Cell Office at LG Display.
To be able to take advantage of this feature though, you have to be out in the open and receive the “sun’s blessings”. I guess LG should be issuing free sun block as part of the package.