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Old 04-09-2017, 02:27 PM   #1
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Wouldn't a page-turn remote be nice?

I feel like we are missing out. I don't care if it's wireless or connected by some cord attached to the ereader, but I would love a page-turn remote so that I can set the ereader where I want it and be able to change pages without lifting an arm to it or constantly keeping an arm by it for the purpose. What do the rest of you think?
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:31 PM   #2
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Definitely. But I would prefer wireless, with AAA battery (s).
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:34 PM   #3
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Such things are widely available for iOS and Android devices. E.g.:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01C5RZWM6

Many reading apps support such devices.

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Old 04-09-2017, 02:56 PM   #4
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I can't imagine using one myself, but I'm not philosophically opposed to it, it's just that pretty much all my reading is in such a manner that it would take as much effort to click a page turner as it does to touch the side of the screen.
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:58 PM   #5
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1) I already have way too many (lost) Remotes
2) My reader is in my hand, I would have to put it down to grab the remote
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I think the intended use would be if you have your reader on a stand, rather than holding it. The Bluetooth page turners are primarily sold for people playing music.
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:15 PM   #7
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Such things are widely available for iOS and Android devices. E.g.:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01C5RZWM6

Many reading apps support such devices.
Thanks for that; I didn't know about those. A remote would be so helpful to me that it honestly might make me rethink my return to almost all e-ink reading since I got rid of my iPad mini. But, this thread is about a remote for eink in particular (and I'd personally like to see it for Kindles especially).
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:29 PM   #8
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1) I already have way too many (lost) Remotes
2) My reader is in my hand, I would have to put it down to grab the remote
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I think the intended use would be if you have your reader on a stand, rather than holding it. The Bluetooth page turners are primarily sold for people playing music.
Yes, that's the main use. I do have another though related to theducks #2, and I'd be surprised if I'm the only one- I've had my share of different ereaders through the years and every single one of them can sometimes be awkward to get a finger to the page turn button/swipe when holding the ereader certain ways. For instance, I enjoy (as I used to with pbooks that would allow it too) laying my ereader basically flat on my hand to reader with all five fingers underneath it and it centred on my palm. Such as in these pics:



Is that not a normal reading position? Anyway, to allow for the thumb to press a button one must move the ereader farther out towards the fingers and angle the thumb around to the top and wherever the button is (or to swipe). The only other option is to use one's other hand. If there were a remote, one could keep the ereader in one hand and the remote in the other and not have to lift either to turn pages.

But still, the remote would mainly for when the ereader is not in one's hands such as on a stand.
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Thanks for that; I didn't know about those. A remote would be so helpful to me that it honestly might make me rethink my return to almost all e-ink reading since I got rid of my iPad mini. But, this thread is about a remote for eink in particular (and I'd personally like to see it for Kindles especially).
I'M less interested in a remote for Kindles, and more interested in one for Kobos (eink).
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:35 PM   #10
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I'd welcome a page-turn remote for when I'm on my stationary bicycle. Maybe I'd spend more time on it.
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:52 PM   #11
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Such things are widely available for iOS and Android devices. E.g.:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01C5RZWM6

Many reading apps support such devices.
Here's a link to the same device that does not give a mobile version.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/IK-Multimed...dp/B01C5RZWM6/
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If the price of the Reader does not go up noticeably, then sure, I see no reason not to have such.
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Thanks for that; I didn't know about those. A remote would be so helpful to me that it honestly might make me rethink my return to almost all e-ink reading since I got rid of my iPad mini. But, this thread is about a remote for eink in particular (and I'd personally like to see it for Kindles especially).
Should work fine with eInk Android devices. A number of them support Bluetooth.
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I use one (on Android) for reading on the treadmill. Works great.
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I think the intended use would be if you have your reader on a stand, rather than holding it.
Very useful for people with disabilities. I'd like one for my Kobo.
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