Book Time, a physical book reader

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The Book Time unit turns the pages of magazines and catalogs automatically, making it easy for those who don’t have the ability to do it themselves (as long as someone else helps them load it up, of course.) That tube in front looks a lot like something that is controlled by breath.

Which made me wonder: Do the Kindle or the Sony Reader either support any sort of remote control? A cursory search is that they do not, but the Kindle can be set to text-to-speech, which after turning down the volume, will operate as a sort of automatic page turning mechanism. That’s okay, but there is a USB port on these things. They should support a basic forward/back input method. [Engadget]

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4 Responses to Book Time, a physical book reader

  1. Anonymous says:

    Breathe is not the same as breath.

  2. Mike C. says:

    Didn’t the character Jordan create this in the movie Real Genius back in 1985?

  3. Anonymous says:

    The port on the reader/kindle is a type B port. They are peripherals, not hosts.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Better yet does the Book Time have an easy to interface electronic trigger? Given the ready availability of high resolution cameras, this would be an excellent option for automated scanning without the need to saw off the spine of the book

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