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Old 02-21-2019, 12:23 PM   #1
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Any automated Kindle Page turners?

hi, I just got 2 new kindlePW4s for christmas. One for dad and one for myself. My dad has some mobility issues and I found a thing called Lazykindle online. The funny thing is, i have all the parts required. However, it requires a jailbreak. Is there anyway one could plug a device into the kindle to allow for a button device to change the page. It sits up on his desk and it would make it alot easier for him. I am also lazy when i lay on my back and prop the kindle up and a remote would be sweet. thanks so much
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hi, I just got 2 new kindlePW4s for christmas. One for dad and one for myself. My dad has some mobility issues and I found a thing called Lazykindle online. The funny thing is, i have all the parts required. However, it requires a jailbreak. Is there anyway one could plug a device into the kindle to allow for a button device to change the page. It sits up on his desk and it would make it alot easier for him. I am also lazy when i lay on my back and prop the kindle up and a remote would be sweet. thanks so much
No, I keep sending kindle-feedback suggestion to support Bluetooth keyboards or simple clickers (as used to advance slides on a phone/tablet/laptop).

If you connect a speaker or headset, you can turn on VoiceView and it will turn the pages as it reads the screen. But you have to learn how to use VoiceView.

The iOS app does not support keyboard navigation either.

Fire tablet will do this however, and it is cheaper.
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Voice view can be installed on the PW3 if you add USB2G microSD plug to USB host socket (A) adaptor or cable and a cheap $3 ebay USB audio stick, often described as 5.1 or 7.1 (they are just stereo). They work on Android phones and tablets too to have an audio in socket.
Not elegant but works. Actually the voice view interface is dreadful on the paperwhite 2015 (PW3). You need to download the files from Amazon. The Kindle DX and Kindle keyboard have better audio navigation!
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Voice view can be installed on the PW3 if you add USB2G microSD plug to USB host socket (A) adaptor or cable and a cheap $3 ebay USB audio stick, often described as 5.1 or 7.1 (they are just stereo). They work on Android phones and tablets too to have an audio in socket.
Not elegant but works. Actually the voice view interface is dreadful on the paperwhite 2015 (PW3). You need to download the files from Amazon. The Kindle DX and Kindle keyboard have better audio navigation!
VoiceView interface is designed for people with significant visual impairment. It is designed very well for that requirement.

Which is why I keep sending requests to kindle-feedback to add text-to-speech capabilities as existed on Kindle Touch and prior Kindles.
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No, I keep sending kindle-feedback suggestion to support Bluetooth keyboards or simple clickers (as used to advance slides on a phone/tablet/laptop).

If you connect a speaker or headset, you can turn on VoiceView and it will turn the pages as it reads the screen. But you have to learn how to use VoiceView.

The iOS app does not support keyboard navigation either.

Fire tablet will do this however, and it is cheaper.
Ya i agree. I really wish they would allow bluetooth keyboards or simple clickers. I have the converter and the damn presentation clicker does left/right arrow basically. It be perfect for him as the VOICE View does not seem to work for us. I will try and see if i can get that to work again. I will also send feedback. Only thing pissing me off about this kindle is that. Any idea if old KOBOs work with bluetooth/clickers/keyboards bc we do have an old koboglo
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I don't think so.
Very few eReaders have bluetooth and I think only for audio playback. Keyboards / clickers are a different protocol.
I've tried USB keyboards that work on an Android phone via the USB A socket to USB micro adaptor, with and without a powered hub. Four different Kindles, Kobo H2O original, Cover Story, Binatone Readme, Sony PRS350 and Nook Simple Touch. Nothing.
Even the stupid TV and blueray player works with proprietary wireless keyboard with USB dongle or any USB keyboard.
No doubt if the port supports host mode someone can hack it. Obviously the PW3 supports host mode as a generic USB audio stick works. If it's not actually a USB2G port, then no firmware patch can fix it.
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I don't think so.
Very few eReaders have bluetooth and I think only for audio playback. Keyboards / clickers are a different protocol.
I've tried USB keyboards that work on an Android phone via the USB A socket to USB micro adaptor, with and without a powered hub. Four different Kindles, Kobo H2O original, Cover Story, Binatone Readme, Sony PRS350 and Nook Simple Touch. Nothing.
Even the stupid TV and blueray player works with proprietary wireless keyboard with USB dongle or any USB keyboard.
No doubt if the port supports host mode someone can hack it. Obviously the PW3 supports host mode as a generic USB audio stick works. If it's not actually a USB2G port, then no firmware patch can fix it.
Do you have a link to where i could write into support. This is so ridiculously stupid. Hell, when i make notes in book it be amazing to use a bluetooth keyboard compared to the inefficient shit touch e-ink screen. I cant believe they did not think to allow that.
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You might be thinking of this experimental "KindleLazy" that someone concocted a while back. I don't know if it still works, but it seems some people have re-compiled and gotten it to work. You do need to jailbreak.
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=278776
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Do you have a link to where i could write into support. This is so ridiculously stupid. Hell, when i make notes in book it be amazing to use a bluetooth keyboard compared to the inefficient shit touch e-ink screen. I cant believe they did not think to allow that.
Amazon only have the Kindle so as to sell ebooks. Annotation would be a niche. Generally software development other than for DRM and to monitor what you are reading and promote the "shop" is glacial on all ereaders sold by people selling books.

It's not the only issue on Kindle, Kobo & Nook, or the app versions.
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Get an older paperwhite 3, jailbreak it with a serial cable, purchase the remote in the KindleLazy thread, install KindleLazy and your Dad will be good to go. It's currently the ONLY way I know of to get remote page turn for an ereader. It's so pathetic to write that in 2019, but, that's the current state of things.

https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Ref.../dp/B00QJEL42Y

Also you can score a paperwhite scratch and dent for 50 bucks. Perfect for hacking away at.

https://computers.woot.com/offers/ki...lnd_cat_pc_5_2

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