Scanning one page at a time may not be the fastest way to read, but if you’re highly averse to holding a book in an upright position for long periods of time and using your eyes, the Plustek Bookreader V100 might just be for your lazy ass. Using ‘optical character recognition – better known as OCR, of course – the V100 scans the document or book and converts the text to speech with a push of a button. Audio is saved in the all convenient MP3 format and its SEE technology guarantees a distortion free conversion. Or you could just opt for Amazon’s Kindle 2, which includes a ‘read to me’ function.
It’s available at Amazon for about $580.