The company Bookeen (trademark CyBook) is going to release next year a new reader, which will be equipped with a solar battery. This will allow the reader to charge the device by studying the book under the bright sun, or being in a brightly lit room. Naturally,in reader will be built corresponding to the battery, but where exactly? No, not in the housing, and it may not even be remote – it is integrated directly into the screen which itself is based on electronic inks. The current level of technology already allows you to make such operations from the display.
Creating such a “reading” was made possible by a partnership agreement between the companies Bookeen and SunPartner. The joint efforts of experts will find a way to integrate solar panels in display on electronic ink, and then need to be recharged readers will disappear altogether.
It is known that e-ink screens consume little power, and then only when updating pictures on them and even LED lights on modern models are not able to discharge the battery as quickly as might be desired. Plus, this kind of screens are 100% readable under sunlight, which makes a very attractive idea of installing solar panels in them.
Exact terms of occurrence device on sale too early to speak.
Concept electronic reader