1Impressive Library of E-Readers Unveiled at CES: Plastic Logic, iRiver, Amazon Kindle DX
The Irex Digital Reader 800SG, with an 8.1-inch touch screen and 3G wireless downloading capability, supports multiple file formats for its e-books and e-periodicals. Companies such as Amazon.com have locked down their proprietary devices and formats, while others see a path to victory in making their system open as possible.
The Blio e-reader application, developed by futurist Ray Kurzweil, preserves books typesetting, images and layout when displayed on a PC screen. Based on technology originally developed to help the blind, Blio includes a text-to-speech feature that reads the displayed words to users.