LG is launching a new e-book reader which features a solar cell that measures 10cm by 10 cm, an it measures just 0.7mm thick which is about as thick as thick as a credit card and weighs in at just 20g.
Mr. Ki Yong Kim, head of the Solar Cell Office at LG Display noted, “E-books are attracting a lot of attention because they offer the advantage of storing thousands of books’ worth of contents in an easy-to-carry device. The idea of e-book combined with solar cell will offer users the added benefit of longer usage. We will continue to provide users with enhanced convenience and value to solidify our lead in next-generation, environmentally friendly products.”
The solar cell will give the e-book about an extra days power after about 4 to 5 hours in the sun.
There is no word on pricing or availability as yet.
OLED Display via Engadget