eRoll Concept Unrolls As Flexible, Foldable E-Book Reader

Love it or hate, eBooks, tablet PCs and e-readers are here to stay. But more over it’s not a secret at all that ultra-thin, flexible OLED displays are coming. And now we can even declare this week as National Week of flexible PC concepts.

Love it or hate, tablet PCs and e-readers are here to stay. But more over it’s not a secret at all nowadays that ultra-thin, flexible OLED displays are coming. And now we can even declare this week as National Week of flexible PC concepts.

Why?! Because we’ve already seen a wrist computer concept that Sony should be proud to put its name on and a Ultra-Thin Rollable OTFT-Driven OLED Display by the same company. And now here’s an one more thin and flexible e-reader concept called the eRoll which comes to us via Yanko Design.


While tablet devices such as Apple’s iPad are great for reading the news on various sites, many folks still find them cumbersome to carry around with them. But with the advent of flexible displays allowing us to easily carry around a device that can be used to be read the news. The eRoll concept is one such device.


The eRoll designed by Dragan Trencevski features a thin, paperlike display that rolls in and out of a cylindrical carrying case. After all, the e-reader was designed to replace the magazine and newspaper, why shouldn’t it roll up like one?

The eRoll e-book reader also features a touch-screen menu that scrolls from the top of the document while viewing. Touch on it to select between different applications and documents–and when you’re done, simply press a button and allow the eRoll to roll itself back up into its baton-like carrying case. [via Yanko Design]

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