Tired of wasting paper every time you print a set of directions, a news article, or a presentation you’re only going to use once? A German company has a greener solution: An eReader which is being market as an ePaper printer.
Here’s the idea, plug the EnerGenie ePP2 into your PC and it will register itself as a printer. Then you can “print” documents straight to the eReader, much the way you would use a virtual printer to save a document as a PDF on your desktop.
The ePP2 also has a screen that’s pretty well suited for viewing those documents, since it’s larger than your typical Kindle or NOOK. It has a 9.7 inch, 1600 x 1200 pixel E Ink screen.
There’s also a touchscreen and stylus which you can use to add notes, signatures, or doodles to documents.
The device has an 800 MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 2350mAh battery. It runs an Android 2.3 Gingerbread-based operating system, weighs 1.3 pounds, and it’s expected to sell for 399 to 499 Euros, which is about $530 to $660.
It’s not easy being green.