e-Readers have always employed a single screen and the companies that manufacture them have traditionally been risk adverse. A new dual screen concept has just surfaced which may very well be the future of e-readers.
Fabrice Dubuy, who works in France and self-deprecatingly refers to himself as an “(almost) designer,” has spent the long gap between graduating from design school and getting a (real) job dreaming up new devices.
Most companies these days just focus on making their e-readers and tablets thinner and lighter. Changing up the very structure of the overall design is something that many companies simply don’t engage in anymore. From time to time we see something unique like the Yotaphone or the Entourage Edge, but these are certainly the exceptions and not the norm.
The Flipbook is a new concept that mirrors a paperback book and features two six inch e-ink displays with a dedicated UI. It opens and reads like a real book, something print bibliophiles could easily embrace.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.