The Intel Corporation recently announced its new Intel Reader. It is a Mobile Handheld Device which will be much help to people who have problems reading standard printed text. It is a targeted to help consumers who have dyslexia or other specific learning disabilities and even those consumers who experience vision problems. The Intel Reader will convert printed text to digital text and then read it out to the user while they follow on its 4.3-inch 16:9 display screen. There is a 5 megapixel with autofocus which allows the user to point and shoot and listen to printed text.
The device is powered by an Intel Atom Processor and has a 4GB Solid State Drive which distributes 2GB towards user storage making it capable of storing up to 600 processed pages (images and text) with up to 20 pages waiting to be processed or up to 500,000 text-only pages.
The device measures 6.5in. x 5.35in. x 1.3in and weighs 1.38 lbs with its rechargeable 6-cell lithium-ion which offers 4 hours of text-to-speech or .mp3 audio playback or the capture and processing of over 85 images of text.
The device is compatible with file formats such as DAISY 2.02 (DAISY), NISO 2002 (z2002 or DAISY 3), NISO 2005 (z2005 or DAISY 3), NIMAS 1.0/1.1, MP3, WAV and ASCII text.
The Intel Reader will be available in the United States through select resellers, including CTL, Don Johnston Incorporated, GTSI, Howard Technology Solutions and HumanWare.