Soon enough we’re going to see flexible e-paper replacing the currently fragile e-readers, like the Kindle or Nook. LG is starting to mass-produce flexible e-paper, which is a bendable screen. This will allow for an e-reader that’s more difficult to break. The screen can bend at up to 40 degrees and it’s got a 6 inch display. It can be dropped 1.5m or about 5 feet without damage. It’s only a matter of time before this or similar technology is applied to just about every electronic device, significantly increasing the lifetime of iPads, iPhones and the like, which are infamous for cracking instantly and thoroughly upon hitting the ground.

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