As the future of printed magazine is being curved into its possible digital form, we’ve seen several takes already. How many of these future gadgets have came out Â anyway? Let’s see, recently there was the CrunchPad which became the JooJoo. Then there was the rumored Apple Tablet, Time Inc’s Tablet Magazine, Wired Magazine and even Sports Illustrated showed us their own digital magazine reader.
Now here, we got another take on this Â – Mag+. This digital magazine was being Â conceptualized and developed in cooperation with Popular Science magazine’s publisher Bonnier.
Mag+ features scrollable articles which are placed side-to-side in kind of mountain range and are delivered electronically on the device per issue. Very much like how printed magazines arrive on our hands.
Another feature of the Mag+ is its ability to flip through articles shifting focus and by tapping icons displayed on the screen. So, Mag+ is definitely a touchscreen magazine tablet. Â It will treat magazine articles in appealing format, so as to elicit long-time interest from readers. Very much like how printed magazines look like, glossy and colorful.
Of course this is still a concept. But considering the increasing interest on digital ebook ereaders and magazine readers, it is most likely that the Mag+ will actually become a reality.
Actually it should. Mag+ looks pretty sleek and cool. It can even give the current crop of ebook readers a run for their money. Â The only possible contender that I can see is Apple’s tablet, if in case it goes to production.
Originally posted on December 17, 2009 @ 8:47 am