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Old 09-07-2012, 10:22 AM   #16
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Prash, last year I bought a DX over the Black Friday weekend. It went on sale for $270, and I got the $29.99 case with it as well, making the whole package around $300.

The DX has a large, beautiful E Ink Pearl display, the build quality is amazing (pre-price war components), and the firmware is sufficient, but there is a better option today.

The Onyx Boox M92 is made by the up-and-coming Onyx company, based in Russia. This unit can be purchased brand new from a U.S. vendor on eBay. The firmware advances, Wacom touch screen, and open sourced format make this a much better buy than the DX for $389.
Agreed. If my DX ever gives up the ghost, I'll replace it with an M92. When I got my DXG it was the best 9.7" in town, but it isn't anymore.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #17
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I expect that Text to Speech adds cost, and if it doesn't increase sales, Amazon's not likely to include it in new models. I wonder if someone could create a Text to Speech app, that way, those who want it can still have it if they pay for it.
An app won't help. The new Kindles don't have any speakers.
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An app won't help. The new Kindles don't have any speakers.
There is not a headphone jack either.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #19
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(and some say isn't even in the new paperwhatever kindle).
All audio was removed from the new Kindle PW. So there goes TTS and audible.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #20
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I expect that Text to Speech adds cost, and if it doesn't increase sales, Amazon's not likely to include it in new models. I wonder if someone could create a Text to Speech app, that way, those who want it can still have it if they pay for it.
No hack is going to bring back TTS since there's no audio hardware.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #21
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An app won't help. The new Kindles don't have any speakers.
If you buy the new Fluribus to Speech app, I will fly to your locale and read your Kindle books aloud. I'll even describe any pictures.

TTS is one of the reasons I bought a Kindle (I don't really use it, though).
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #22
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I too bought a back-up DXG when it was on sale. If you read a lot of poetry/plays, etc. - content where stanza & line formatting and appearance is crucial - AND you want to read it on an eInk screen in reasonably sized fonts - the DXG is indispensable.
True!

however, I accepted the trade off of using LCD and iPad. Sold my DXG few years ago.

Landscape or DXG size is a must for reading my programming and computer books, but it was too sloooowwww ...

But to my surprise, more publisher are making better Kindle books, so they also display better on my Kindle Touch, using landscape.

And now that new Kindle will get integrated light , even better
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If you buy the new Fluribus to Speech app, I will fly to your locale and read your Kindle books aloud. I'll even describe any pictures.
Your dedication is awesome!

I've got ebooks going. I've got audiobooks going. I've got videos on Netflix. I have zero complaints. My cup runneth over.
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