Amazon CEO invents the hoverbook

Has Jeff Bezos actually gone loopy? Or is there method in his madness?

This is the hoverbook, as perhaps envisaged by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a recent patent application. We're not making it up – the online shopping magnate’s name appears on a filing for “a method for protecting a portable device that includes an airbag deploying.”

It might just be because it’s Friday afternoon, but to us that’s got Kindle airbag action written all over it (we are, of course, reading between the lines somewhat). Could this be the rumoured Kindle Air (which we still think more likely to be a socially-connected ebook reader?  Or were we right first time and it’s actually a hoverbook? Yes, hoverbook. You heard it here first. And probably last.

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