In a first, researchers have designed a touch-screen rollable tablet, taking motivation from antique scrolls to generate a modern-day gadget. The gadget, dubbed as MagicScroll, is composed of a flexible high-resolution screen that can be unrolled or rolled around a 3D-printed & central cylindrical body having the computerized inner-workings of the device.
Two rotary wheels fixed at the end of the cylinder permit the consumers to scroll via data on the display. When a consumer narrows in on an interesting piece of material that they might like to study more profoundly, the screen can be unrolled and act as a tablet screen.
Its cylindrical & light weight body makes it much simpler to grab with one hand than a conventional tablet. When rolled, it can fit into your pocket and can be employed as a handset, pointing device, or dictation device.
“We were motivated by the design of antique scrolls since their form permits for a more uninterrupted & natural experience,” claimed a professor in Canada at the Queen’s University, Roel Vertegaal, to the media in an interview.
The scroll wheel of MagicScroll permits for infinite scroll action for long lists’ quick browsing.
Speaking of flexible displays, late last month Samsung declared its version of a flexible screen and claimed that it was targeted for employment on handsets but claimed that it can end up in other machines as well, such as portable gaming consoles, vehicles, mobile military devices, and tablets. The company’s press release claimed that it had got a special certification by Underwriters Laboratories and met the military standards for unbreak-ability and durability.
The new flexible screen is a mixture of a fortified plastic cover and flexible OLED panel, with Underwriters Laboratories’ certification supporting the unbreakable claim. It is extremely sturdy; no damage was seen after 26 drops from a 4-feet height.