The First Flexible eReader Still Can't Roll Up Like a Good Paperback

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Now that they're packing touchscreens and backlights, eReaders have enjoyed a bit of a resurgence as of late. And LG hopes to keep the ball rolling with its flexible ePaper technology that's now available in the surprisingly thin and light Wexler Flex One.

Yeah, Wexler isn't exactly a name brand when it comes to eReaders, but the Flex One is still worthy of your consideration if you're on the hunt for a device that weighs just 14g and measures a mere 4mm thick. For comparison, the Kindle Touch weighs in at a hefty 213g and is a plump 1cm thick. That's quite a difference. The Flex One's ePaper display also has a resolution of 1024x768 compared to the Kindle's 800x600, although you'll have to settle for navigating with a directional pad instead of a touchscreen.

And even though the Flex One has a pronounced curve in the product shots, we're not entirely sure if the unit can be flexed back and forth, or if it's permanently frozen in that arch to show off the flexible ePaper. We're hoping the former is true, making the Flex One easier to cram in our back pockets. [Wexler via Good eReader]