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01.08.10 9 Comments

The Consumer Electronics Show has been going on in Las Vegas this week, and one of the cooler items I’ve seen is the Skiff Reader.  It’s made by the Hearst Corporation with newspapers and magazines in mind.  And check out the specs:

  • 11.5 inch, 1200 x 1600 pixel full touchscreen (allows for using a finger or a stylus or the appendage of your choice, I suppose)
  • Approximately a quarter of an inch thick, weighing just over a pound
  • “Shatter-proof, crack-proof” screen is a thin, flexible sheet of stainless-steel foil (the first reader of this type) in a magnesium housing.  Only the screen bends.  The magnesium housing can’t bend that awesomely (they tricked me!).
  • Recharges in 2-3 hours and lasts a week between charges
  • 3G (Sprint only) and Wi-Fi enabled
  • Can handle 12fps animation
  • You swipe horizontally to turn the page, vertically to enlarge the text, diagonally to self-destruct.
  • 4 GB internal memory as well as an SDHC 2.0 card slot
  • Built-in speaker and audio jack
  • Cures impotence and brings fluffy bunnies back from the dead. [citation needed]
  • Likes long walks on the beach and buttsecks. [citation needed]
  • Confuses and angers your grandfather. [you know I’m right]

[Thanks to Gizmag and Gizmodo and Gizmo the cutest gremlin.]

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