How about an e-book reader for your treadmill?


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With holiday festivities expanding waistlines and the New Year and its demand for resolutions looming, thoughts may turn to exercise. They have done so at the interesting design-and-more blog IronicSans, which has posted an idea: a treadmill e-book reader. Don’t blame Ironic Sans’ David Friedman for the awkward mock-up above (that’s all me) his idea is solid:

some people see the treadmill as a good place to get some reading done. I see them struggling to figure out how to place a book or magazine on the machine without it falling, and even with a Treadmill Book Holder, it can be awkward to turn the pages. ... how about adding an eBook reader to the list of treadmill features?


Is it really possible that this doesn’t exist yet? It seems like an obvious pairing. And just think, you could choose to read a haiku for a very, very short workout, or call up some Dickens for a marathon.

The best part of all is David’s name for his invention: the tREADmill.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Image credits: Photo of treadmills by Kenny Miller via Flickr. Sony Reader courtesy of Sony.