SideShow eReader demoed

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Ereader_sideshowWinHEC was obviously a great event with all the cool things that I’ve seen coming out of the conference.  I didn’t see these two SideShow devices until today and they might be the coolest thing coming out of the show yet.  First up is something that makes so much sense on so many levels that I can’t wait to see this.  The eReader SideShow is an electronic document reader that works using SideShow technology to communicate with a Vista computer.  The display is simple black text on a white background that has been optimized for document reading.  How useful that would be!

The second device is the MK140 eChatter, a portable communications device with a PDA-like slide-out keyboard that works with a Vista PC over SideShow.  It can be used for voice communications like a handset and for all types of messaging.  Let’s hope we see these devices start appearing soon.

(via SideShowDevices)

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I am amazed at this! This is exactly what I have been waiting for. As an academic researcher, I have been looking for a solution to accompany my work on a Tablet. Basically, I need a companion device that can communicate in real time with my main device but that companion device must be optimized for reading documents off the main. Does that make sense ?

If I could pull documents from my Tablet PC to a Sideshow device that is meant for reading while I am working, it could be awesome! It is not natural at all to multi task in and out of applications to read and take notes or to simply edit documents. I have tried an ebook reader as a similar setup with my Tablet, the Sony. It was awful and didn’t work well. This is incredibly logical and natural now that we have sideshow technology. I absolutely don’t care about the sideshow thingy in my R400 that can send me the headers of emails through the small display. If I am near my Tablet, this is useless because it will be on anyway. A Sideshow ereader on the other hand is brilliant and exactly what I need!! Welcome to the informational office!!

Where do I sign up ?

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