LG’s flexible ePaper technology has been in development since 2010 and now the first ebook reader to sport the screen has arrived. Designed by Moscow-based brand Wexler, the Flex One is not only the first flexible e-reader but also claims to be the lightest and thinnest e-reader in the world. It weighs only 110g or 3.9oz with a thickness of only 4mm or 0.16-inches. In contrast, a Kindle Touch weighs almost double at 213g or 7.5oz and is more than twice the thickness at 10mm or 0.4 inches.
The Flex One also features a higher resolution display than that on the Kindle. The six-inch monochrome display offers an XGA resolution of 1024 x 768, while the Kindle offers 800 x 600. However, with the Flex One you don’t have the luxury of a touchscreen. Navigation is controlled by a directional pad, while page turns have dedicated buttons.
The e-reader boasts 8GB of storage, a 900mAh battery that can go for weeks on one charge, and a USB 2.0 port for connecting to the computer. It supports ebook formats in TXT, RTF, PDF, DOC, CHM, HTM/HTML, EPUB, FB2, and DJVU. Amazon’s proprietary AZW format is not supported, but EPUB will probably be the most prevalent format anyhow.