Mag+ Concept From Popular Science Publishers Shows Thinking Outside The (Tablet) Box

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The digital magazine battle royale has gone up a notch today, with the publishers of Popular Science magazine creating this beautifully graceful concept. Game on, Wired and Sports Illustrated, game on.

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Publisher Bonnier has worked with design agency BERG to come up with the Mag+ tablet, which has the magazine pages run vertically, rather than on the next screen like we've always seen so far. It actually replicates the experience of reading a magazine really well, as pages can be flipped like you would with a normal magazine, and when you encounter an article you'd like to read, you scroll down to view it.

If this is the future for the magazine industry, suddenly I feel a lot more hopeful. [BERG via SlashGear]

Take a gander at the video of BERG talking through the concept here:

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

And video footage of the prototype here:

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Mag+ (video prototype footage only) from Bonnier on Vimeo.

DISCUSSION

Brookespeed
Brookespeed

If something was that bright and snappy then it will use a ton of power. Again, something that isn't ready for the sake of current battery tech.