Spring Design with Alex e-book reader
E-book readers are getting more and more popular, as it sure as heck beats carrying a tome around with you wherever you go, and there is no need to dump the book at a second hand bookshop once you’ve arrived at your destination. E-books also help save paper in the long run, and would be even better if they could be charged using renewable energy sources such as solar power. Spring Design is back with a brand new e-book reader known as Alex, where it will be the first of such devices powered by Google Android that boasts full browser capabilities and patented dual screen interaction technology known as the Duet Navigator.
This Google Android-powered device is able to deliver full Internet browsing capability through a Wi-Fi connection, and should that be unavailable at the moment, there is always other methods including 3G, EVDO/CDMA and GSM. Thanks to its multi-access capability, you will be able to gain access to the whole Web universe at your fingertips, helping you check out what you have been reading and confirm (or dispute) whether it is true or not.
Spring Design specially engineered its patented dual-screen device with ‘touch and extend’ capability, offering a much more dynamic reading experience by including images, videos and notes or even custom text created by the user or other secondary authors. Features include a 6″ E-Ink EPD display and a 3.5″ color LCD display, accompanied by earphones and speakers. There is an SD memory card slot for future expansion purposes, allowing you to archive content that you have read to be stored in a safe place. Browsing on this would feel very familiar as it boasts features such as bookmarking, history, and security settings. No idea on pricing details, but you can expect the Alex e-book reader from Spring Design to be released to the masses before the year is over. Hopefully it will be competitively priced to go up against the Amazon Kindle and its ilk.