LG has just announced their newest e-Book reader, a 6-inch solar powered unit that features it’s own device sized solar panel.
The “Solar Cell e-Book” helps provide an extra boost to the units battery with as little as a 9.6 percent efficient solar charge.
LG is estimating up to an additional full day of reading capabilities if the unit is exposed to as little as four to five hours of sunlight.
The unit has no expected release date as it still sits in the “prototype” stages, however the paneled device is part of LG’s efforts to improve efficiency by 12 percent in 2010 and up to 14 percent by 2012. [Electronista]