Double Sided iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ArfurAnt, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. ArfurAnt macrumors newbie

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    I am really hoping that an iPad Mini is released sometime soon but my ideal device would be double sided with an e-Ink screen on the back to act as an e-reader and save me carrying two devices everywhere. Each screen would be enabled depending on which way up the Mini was and battery life would be extended as a consequence.
     
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  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    right...and wheres the protective back when you put it down on any surface?

    Sounds ridiculous to me.
     
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    No need. It'll be so thick you can stand it on its side. :p
     
  5. ArfurAnt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking of a booklet style case that affixed down one side that opened front and back; and I thought an e-ink display was only about 1mm deep which is not much more than the back of a tablet. If I could mock a picture up of one up I would!
     
  6. knucklehead macrumors 6502a

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    4 screen rectangle!
     
  7. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    Or make an 9.7" eink smart cover-ish add on. Sorta like the Edge reader, but make it so it powers off the iPad when attached.
     
  8. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, the iCube 3D 4G LTE Touch etc. etc.: e-Ink Edition
    [​IMG]
     
  9. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, this times 1 billion.
     
  10. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    The problem I see with Apples design is the electronicpaper screen is still behind glass. It will still cause strain on eyes (some are less sensitive to it). I have tried every trick I can to use my iPad as a reader; ie sepia, white text on black background, etc. but I still have issues with depth perception. Whether it is reflections or smudges, my eyes pick up the top surface and have to strain to focus behind that.

    I just don't think Apple will every make a reader I can use. They are stuck in their own box and incapable of thinking beyond it.
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    That's not 2 screens making the iPad double-sided though. That's a patent for a hybrid single-screen display that could switch between LCD and e-ink. The more accurate term would probably be "dual mode."
     

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