Skiff: A totally new (and bendy too!) ereader


Skiff Reader Yes, a new electronic reader is debuting in the market and probably challenging Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook and Sony’s Reader.

Skiff, a Hearst-backed startup previously known as FirstPaper, will showcase its flexible, large screen e-reader at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Skiff Reader, unlike the other competitions, is pretty unique in its own way. As seen in the image, the device is very flexible and built to endure the daily wear and tear a reader daily undergoes.

So can it be so flexible? Instead of the usual glass-based display, the device’s 11.5-inch touchscreen is made up of a thin, bendable sheet of stainless-steel foil. The Skiff screen is designed by LG Display.

The Skiff is pretty portable too, weighing just over a pound and the battery lasting about a week of usage. The screen boasts of a 1200×1600 pixels, but without color.

Sprint will be offering the Skiff Reader in its U.S. retail locations later this year and digital content for the device will be delivered using the carrier’s 3G wireless network.

No word yet as to the device’s pricing so you guys have to wait a little bit longer to find out how much this neat reader will cost ya 😉