Excerpt: Do your eyes ache from slogging through the latest Harry Potter, waiting for the now-legal Hermione to finally let her hair down and get jiggy? Rest your eyes, friend, help is on the way in the form of the Plustek BookReader, which does exactly what its name implies — it reads to you.
Pros: Reads books to you at the push of a button. Platen glass goes right to the edge to accommodate books without strain. Turns text into MP3s for portability. Includes several accessibility features to help the visually impaired.
Cons: The included software lacks polish and seems rushed. Squat, ugly looks make it seem at home in a cubicle farm. The reader voice may not screw up often, but when it does, it’s a doozy. High price nears gouging territory.
Conclusion: Well here is what it all comes down to. I love the concept of turning documents and books into audio and listening to them on the go. However, either the technology is not advanced enough or Plustek just didn’t implement it correctly because the BookReader V100 runs into some big stumbling blocks.