Whenever I look at the current crop of eBook readers I just think they’re all a bit small for what I want to do with them. OK, the Kindle DX goes some way towards ‘big enough’ but it’s not till I saw the Skiff reader that I thought, yes, that’s what I need.
Reading books, novels and small format magazines is only half the story, what about journals, magazines and newspapers? At just over 6mm thick and packing an 11.5-inch (1600 x 1200) “Metal Foil” touchscreen display, I might finally get what I need in an eReader and can stop printing all the journal articles from the likes of Nature, PLOS and Science. If it comes with some way to make notes efficiently on the screen then this might be the product that every academic jumps on. It even looks the business. Still it’s a bit speculative (2010 release apparently) and comes bundled with Sprint 3G, so it’ll probably never make it over the pond, but one can hope eh?
[Full details and press release over at Gizmodo]