This is a good idea, but… we basically already have it. I reviewed Western Digital’s e-ink display-equipped My Passport Studio a couple weeks ago, and although it only had room for a label and some basic data, it could just as easily be a better, larger, more versatile display. The concept here would be fun, but it ignores some really basic use issues.
First of all, look at the picture above. Where’s the memory exactly? It’s just a bunch of glass. And where are the display elements? How are they powered? I know, it’s just a for-fun render of an idea. But like so many other concepts we see around here, there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of thought put into it. I like this one though.