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“Turnover” E-Reader concept is a real page turner

One of the most common complaints about e-paper is that it takes away from the tactile experience of turning a page when reading a book. Timothy Yeoh, however, has come up with the “Turnover” E-Reader concept that “humanizes” the experience of reading an electronic book or newspaper, and as a result lets you “lose yourself in any number of worlds.”

Seemingly designed for technophobes who want to eschew the complexities and un-intuitiveness of impersonal electronics, the “Turnover” – featured on Yanko Design’s nifty site – is basically two sheets of e-paper. When you turn the page, the next page automatically refreshes, “thereby stimulating [sic] a whole book or magazine with only two pages.”

While there are traditionalists out there that tell you to never dog-ear your books, the Turnover concept embraces the natural inclination to bend corners to keep track of progress. You can simply “bend the corner to toggle bookmarks on or off.”

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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