How Flexible Displays May Change Finally Crack eReading

One of the complaints often thrown at eReaders by avid book lovers is there lack of that tangible feel of paper - that rustle of the turning page. Well all that may be set to change for the better is these flexible displays go into mainstream production. With the ability to bend like paper, using a clever set of resistance based sensors, the display can use different "bend gestures" to operate the display.

This, if implemented say in a flexible Kindle (I'll take the copyright for that Amazon - thanks) may evolve into flicking the corner of a page to advance a "location" in a book, or a simple bend could switch the track or shuffle the songs you are listening too.

Over to you:

Have you taken up using an eReader?

Is the experience close enough to reading on paper to make you switch?

What other clever things could be done with bend gestures?

The Review: Griffin Elan Sleeve, iPad Case

The Review: Coming Soon - Email thereview@jamespoulter.co.uk In the delirium of buying my iPad, I (like many other happy campers) flocked to the altar of Apple for a case to protect my new "Magical" product. Which was not an entirely bad idea. The Apple made iPad case is not all that bad. It's simple, does what it says on the tin. However one word that cannot be assigned to it is "inconspicuous" - mainly due to the big old Apple logo whacked on the front. This means, that if you are like me and don't fancy getting your last pay cheque nicked on the tube or bus, you will need to carry the iPad in a bag or cover - AKA - Not Practical.

So enter a more luxurious and professional (and discreet) alternative - The Griffin Elan Sleeve

The Griffin case is very well put together, making Faux leather actually look quite good, which is hard to do. It uses a sliding mechanism built into the security strap allowing you to give a gentle tug on the strap and it will lift the iPad out of the case, which from there  you can slide it out quite easily.

There are obviously a few trade offs that you have to accept when using a Sleeve style case - the main one being, that whenever you take the iPad out of the case to use it, it is instantly unprotected from drops or scratches, however the case feels fairly well padded so when the iPad is in the case it feels fairly well looked after.

All in all, one of the better cases in this area that I have seen, and for £25 one of the best value for money!

Here are some of my own shots of the case:

(Disclosure: Thanks to @griffintech and the guys at Beam Agency for sending me the case to review, along with some other lovely Griffin tech which will be here on The Review soon!)

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