The Intel® Reader can open—or reopen—a world of magazines, newspapers, books, greeting cards, and even menus for people almost anywhere. Perfect for those who want a mobile, easy-to-use reading solution with buttons instead of a touch screen, the Intel Reader converts text to speech by taking a picture. A complete point-shoot-listen device, the Intel Reader needs no additional equipment, networking, or special software.
Benefits of text-to-speech technology
Vision impairment doesn’t have to mean the end of reading. Turning text into speech lets people with impaired vision stay in touch with the world through this mobile, easy-to-use product.
When readers get access to text on their own terms, they also get the confidence they need to read and learn independently. The Intel® Reader is also easy to use and move around, which can increase autonomy in special populations, and free teachers for more personalized instruction.
Learn how the Intel Reader was developed
Ben Foss shared the mobile text-to-speech tool, and his experience with dyslexia, with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Watch the video below. You will be taken to a third party site.
Turning words into speech ›
Intel* Atom* processor
4.3" (10.9 cm) (16:9)
5 megapixel, autofocus
range 4 in. (10 cm) to approx. 1.1 yd. (1 m)
4-GB Intel* Solid State Drive (SSD), approx. 2 GB for user data. Can hold up to 600 processed pages (images and text) with up to 20 pages in waiting, or up to 500,000 text-only pages.
USB 2.0 Type A; USB 2.0 Type Mini B; AC power; stereo audio jack
Integrated speakers and 1/8 in. (.35 mm) audio jack
Supported file formats
DAISY* 2.02 (DAISY), NISO 2002 (z2002 or DAISY 3), NISO 2005 (z2005 or DAISY 3), NIMAS 1.0/1.1, MP3, WAV, ASCII text
Rechargeable 6-cell lithium-ion; DC7.4V, 3300 mAh. Charging time approximately 150 minutes. Fully charged battery lets the Intel Reader play over four hours of text-to-speech or MP3 audio, capture and process over 85 images of text, or remain in standby for up to 5 days.
Helps protect Intel Reader while allowing full camera, reading, and listening functionality. Includes shoulder strap.
Input: 100–240V, 1.5A; Output: 12V, 5A, 1 lb. (.45 kg)
Product: 6.5" x 5.35" x 1.3" (16.5 cm x 13.6 cm x 3.3 cm) with battery
Packaged: 11.5" x 7.6" x 6.5" (29.5 cm x 19.3 cm x 16.5 cm)
Device with battery: 1.38 lb. (.63 kg)
Packaged: 4.8 lb. (2.18 kg)
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