Amazon Patents Strange New Lightweight, Transparent Kindle

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Amazon’s just filed a patent describing a new form of lightweight, transparent Kindle technology that can be embedded in your eyeglasses or your car windshield and never needs to be recharged.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is listed on the patent as a co-inventor of the technology, which converts the handheld Kindle devices into simplified display mechanisms receiving data and electricity from a larger, more powerful central station. This would allow Amazon to create much lighter and cheaper devices, notes one Kindle blog, speculating that Kindles could become not just lighter than paper, but disappear altogether into other devices, “leaving nothing behind but the words from your ebooks.”



1 Comment on "Amazon Patents Strange New Lightweight, Transparent Kindle"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Apr 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm |

    considering how badly Amazon does hardware
    Kindle is crap compared to a book’s usability
    it’s ebook technology sucks in general
    & the Audible media player is a featureless piece of crap too
    could these google spec knock-offs be anything of note?

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