May 22

Switch-accessible Amazon Kindle

Posted by Soliloquy in Accessible Book News

Origin Instruments has come out with a long-awaited solution to the problem of turning pages on the Amazon Kindle: the PageBot. It’s a small mechanical device that fits over your Kindle 2 or Kindle DX and manually presses the Previous and Next Page buttons with integrated actuators, with multiple interfaces for a wide variety of adaptive switches. The PageBot can be powered from the standard Kindle power adapter or from an optional rechargeable USB battery pack.

PageBot from Origin Instruments

Honestly, it would have been best if Amazon saw fit to integrate switch support into its Kindle hardware; adding a mechanical device is adding another layer of complexity to suffer complications or breakdowns. But until Amazon is convinced of the necessity, this looks like it should do nicely.

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