Flexible display zooms image when you bend it, but why?

Here's a new use for flexible display: Bend it and its image starts zooming in. Bend it the other way, and it zooms out. Toshiba's 800 x 600 panel has a sensor inside that interacts with viewing software, triggering a zoom when the thin edge-lit display is bent one way or the other.

Tech giants are finally making some progress with flexible displays — look at Sony's roll-up screen that's the best one we've seen yet. We're looking forward to the day we can fold up a screen like a newspaper.

As far as this Toshiba screen's concerned, we're scratching our heads, wondering how this could actually be useful. Watch how it works in the video below, and maybe you can figure out some cool use for its bendy goodness.

Via Gizmo Watch