Company Creates E-Book Reader Shaped Like a Pair of Sunglasses

If you’re tired of holding a book or tablet while reading, you’re in luck. Now there’s the new Sol e-book reader that you wear on your face, just like a pair of sunglasses. Similar to a virtual reality (VR) headset, the Sol is a more simplistic gadget designed solely as a hands-free e-reader. Weighing just 3½ ounces and shaped like a pair of black sunglasses, the Sol provides a more comfortable reading experience, even allowing you to read while lying down. The device also has a diopter adjustment built in, so people who wear glasses or contacts can use it without wearing additional vision correction. One of the main advantages of the Sol is that it blocks out all outside visual distractions, allowing the reader to focus only on what they're reading. The pages of the e-book are projected against a dark background and the reading experience is describe as being similar to looking at the pages of an actual book. To flip through the pages, users push buttons on a remote control. The built-in battery provides approximately 30 hours of reading time on a single charge, but storage capacity is limited to 64MB. The headset wirelessly connects to a mobile iOS or Android app that allows files to be copied over, so you don’t have to store all of your e-books on it. The Sol wearable e-book reader is currently in the pre-order phase, with the price listed at $350.