The Always Innovating Touch Book has been shipping for a few days now. And while early reports indicate that the tablet/netbook has kind of lousy build uality and obviously beta software, there are a few things it apparently does right. And the company’s CEO has posted a few videos that show those features off.
While the first report I saw indicated that the included magnets were barely strong enough to hold the Touch Book to a file cabinet or refrigerator, it looks like the problem was that the user left the magnets inside the case. You’re supposed to take the magnet out and attach it to the back, at which point the tablet not only sticks to a fridge, but apparently you can open and close the door — and slam it, without knocking the tablet loose.
The machine also seems to have a decent accelerometer which rotates the screen when you rotate the device. This should make the Touch Book a halfway decent eBook reader, although it’s clearly a bit bigger and bulkier than dedicated eBook readers from Amazon, Sony, and Plastic Logic.
You can check out the new videos after the break.