MAKEs Phil Torrone snatched up a copy of Esquire's lamentably designed e-ink edition, and there's good news: Esquire has delivered their promise to cheaply sell hackable e-paper to hackers.
There are 2 e-ink screens with flex connections (these are pricey connections). It looks like it was made to be reprogrammed and different screens... I think someone out there will likely reflash the PIC and make the segments go on / off at different time and perhaps put other displays on it, there's a little bit of hacking to be had but not that much really. And here's my opinion, I know a lot media folks & tech sites are pooping on this cover - but someone needed to start somewhere, I'm glad there's an E-Ink cover in existence, it's clear it's going to be decades until it's something that very common.I can't wait to see some of the first hacks of the Esquire cover to start rolling out. Esquire e-ink cover hacking [MAKE]