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E Ink Foldable E-Reader Has Foldable Lights, Takes Notes

It sports a 10.3-inch screen, lightbars, and bezels.

E Ink Foldable E-Reader Has Foldable Lights, Takes Notes
E-reader open (left), and with LED lights on (right)Goodereader/YouTube

Foldable e-readers are becoming more and more the norm, not quite reaching the same level as foldable smartphones yet, but with the latest prototype, they're getting there. 

E Ink Corporation has unveiled the updated prototype of its latest foldable e-reader, which has an incredible 10.3-inch screen, allows its user to take notes, and has movable LED lighting. 

The news was first shared via GoodEReader on Sunday.

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Read, write, fold, repeat

This recent prototype is an updated and more refined version of the one E Ink shared in June just this year. According to GoodEReader, the new version has what looks like a sturdier hinge system, an outer shell, five buttons down the side, fold-down lights, and a better user experience in general with less black in the backdrop of the screen. 

On top of all that, you can annotate what you're reading by using the e-reader's stylus. 

It's not quite ready to hit stores' shelves, though. As per the Verge, there appears to still be a little work to be done on the hinge, which, even though allows for the e-reader to fold and unfold without snapping too quickly or slowly, it's still pretty robust.

On top of that, the light bars need to be folded down — a feature that some may see as great given the lighting on each side of the tablet is equal, however, to others it's a little cumbersome to have to fold and unfold them.

That said, given the e-reader's size it'll prove especially useful when reading digital newspapers or anything requiring a slightly larger, and thus more comfortable, screen.

You'll have to wait and see what the final product ends up looking like, however, this is still a pretty nifty prototype that would already make a number of people satisfied.

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