Russian based Wexler has confirmed with us today that the company has discontinued its Wexler Flex One e-Reader. This device had the distinction of being the only company in the world to use LG’s new flexible e-paper technology and garnered tons of media attention due to its lightweight and innovative design.
The Wexler Flex One was a six inch e-reader and whose claim to fame was LG’s Electronic Paper Display (EPD) technology. The resolution of this device was on par with the big boys with 1024 x 768 pixels. There are 8 GB of internal storage, which beats the Kindle and Nook in the sheer amount of memory you have to store your books, comics, and PDF files. This reader was actually the lightest in the world.
Wexler has confirmed they are announcing a new e-reader in April, but did not mention if they will be releasing a second generation Flex One e-Reader or if they are moving into another direction. Towards the end of the readers life-span, the company suffered from supply chain issues and couldn’t meet the demand of customers.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.