|11-15-2009, 10:59 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Has anyone used the audio function on their Kindle?
I'm interested to know people's experience has been with the audio function with the Kindle. If I understand it right, the Kindle will read text out? Has anyone tried it? Is it good or does it sound like an old Speak & Spell?
I'm not looking to use it for reading out ebooks, but for the PDF documents I receive in my daily life. If it works well, this could come in handy on a couple levels for me. Somebody did tell me that it is unlikely that a Kindle will read out PDF files, but weren't a 100% certain. Anyone know for sure?
|11-15-2009, 11:04 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite & iPad Air. Other devices gathering dust.
The text-to-speech feature is remarkably similar to Stephen Hawking's speech synthesizer, and the tinny, built-in speakers have very little volume. On the other hand, the Kindle is great for listening to audiobooks if you use a good set of headphones.
|11-15-2009, 11:40 PM||#3|
I'm Super Kindle-icious
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Drive, Calinadia Candafornia
Device: K1, KTSO, KFHD7, KPW1
Here is a youtube video sample of how the TTS sounds. It's not too bad.
Last edited by daffy4u; 11-17-2009 at 10:52 AM. Reason: fixed quote
|11-16-2009, 05:30 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Kindle DX
Yes, I just got my Kindle and found that the TTS function works remarkable well. I've found myself listening and reading along makes it more enjoyable.
The volume is quite low, it works well in a quiet setting and works great with headphones.
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