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Old 10-02-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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Do you think maybe they put a microphone on the k3 for vocal navigation?

Wouldn't it be cool to just say "turn page" and the page turns?

I can't figure out why else they would add a mic. Do any other e-readers have voice commands?

And as a side note: does anybody else here turn their pages with their nose sometimes, when you don't have a free hand? it's times like those that I wish there was voice control.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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Wouldn't it be cool to just say "turn page" and the page turns?

I can't figure out why else they would add a mic. Do any other e-readers have voice commands?

And as a side note: does anybody else here turn their pages with their nose sometimes, when you don't have a free hand? it's times like those that I wish there was voice control.
no........but you gave me a good idea for when Im eating something that needs both hands!
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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I can't figure out why else they would add a mic.
Not that I really think it's for that, but maybe to record your own audio books?
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:47 PM   #4
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:54 PM   #6
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no........but you gave me a good idea for when Im eating something that needs both hands!
I'm glad you enjoyed that! yeah, usually it happens when I have food in one hand. Even when I have the other hand on the kindle, sometimes it's hard to turn the page while holding at the same time. So instead of bringing my finger to the button, I bring the button to my nose!
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As a more serious idea, I'd say the microphone would be for voice notes. I don't think they'd do VoIP unless they start separately charging you for that.
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Could you image 10 people with kindles in a coffee shop, and everyone's clapping to turn their pages . Lol
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:00 PM   #9
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:01 PM   #10
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I think it will eventually be used for vocal navigation and input, as an aid to the blind.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #11
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So instead of bringing my finger to the button, I bring the button to my nose!
Are dried boogers covered by the warranty?
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:13 PM   #12
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Are dried boogers covered by the warranty?
Amazon says that any scratches to the screen caused by dried mucus is not covered by the warranty. Not that I... errr... would know... or anything.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #14
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Yes. In case you missed it, Amazon tried to get colleges to use kindles for textbooks. But they got sued by some blind group and ended up dropping it. The software probably isn't ready yet, but they put the mic on it for when it will be...
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Yes. In case you missed it, Amazon tried to get colleges to use kindles for textbooks. But they got sued by some blind group and ended up dropping it. The software probably isn't ready yet, but they put the mic on it for when it will be...
That was very interesting! Finally a feasable answer. Thanks for sharing.
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