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Old 02-26-2007, 05:39 AM   #1
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Hi.

Do any of the recent e-ink devices have remote control accessories, or the capacity for one? (not just laziness on my part, I've got a relative whose shoulders don't move much anymore)

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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None have advertised the ability to have one, either as a remote to control the eink device itself or for using the eink device to control other devices.

The Sony Reader for example has no IR or RF components that have been identified.
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Thanks for the response. You mentioned a lack of IR and RF, but might the USB connection eventually allow page turning via PC? The wirelessness of it isn't a big priority, it's just a matter of getting some kind of clicker into her hand.

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Old 02-27-2007, 12:33 AM   #4
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Maybe Scotty or someone working on a toolchain may be able to help. I don't remember seeing anything on that level in the Reader code I have looked through.
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You may modify an existing e-reader to add a mechanical part to the existing joystick or buttons (or open physically the reader and put different buttons, I think I would do that). Otherwise, the Librié has been opened by developers, so it may be possible to add an external device on the USB port. We could also do that on some Chinese readers, but it costs a lot...
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