Do you miss the feel of flipping through the pages of an actual book? I don’t, but if you do then there’s a Japanese invention for that. A team of engineers from Osaka University recently demonstrated Paranga, a device that recreates the experience of flipping a page on an eReader. The prototype has a built-in sensor to detect how far the book is bent and then simulates the page flipping sensation. Like a real book, pages flip faster if the book is held at a sharper angle.
You might look at the video and discard the whole concept because of hoe the prototype looks, but it’s only a prototype. What if the production model was thin enough that it could be integrated into an eReader cover? it wouldn’t be cheap, but some might find the sensation of feeling the page flipping against your finger appealing, and buy one.