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.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."