Point, Shoot and Listen

The Intel® Reader was named one of the Top 10 Cool New Toys from CES by CNN and a Top 10 Gadget by Last Gadget Standing.

With this new mobile device, you can take a picture of printed material, like a book or restaurant menu, and it reads it aloud to you. It combines an Intel® Atom™ processor, camera, optical-character-recognition and text-to-speech into a small package that makes it as simple as “point, shoot and listen” (video) (features/specs).

Such an honor is quite an accomplishment for any consumer product, but for an assistive device to receive these awards is particularly remarkable.