I tried to listen to the voice for text to speech on one of the videos last night. That would be a great voice to read I-Robot lol.
I'm actually impressed with it. It obviously isn't the best (a human with good emphasis and intonation would be better), but it is not as robotic as I thought it would be. In addition, and this is sad, it actually puts more tone and variation than some human readers I've heard. LOLmeljackson said:I tried to listen to the voice for text to speech on one of the videos last night. That would be a great voice to read I-Robot lol.
Sure thing! Was good to get your impressions of this one.Harvey said:The text-to-speech sounds better in this demo by Bezos than it does in the video in the Amazon website. (Thanks to artsandhistoryfan for the link.)
You'd really hand your Kindle to a child that young? You're much braver than I Although, I guess you'll still have the K1 for backup!luvmy4brats said:I homeschool. My two youngest are learning to read. My son has vision problems. If the text-to-speech works with personal documents, I can create documents of short sentences and words for them and then have the kindle read it to them. It could come in very handy whileI'm working with one, the other can "play" with Mommy's Kindle. They love audio books, we listen to them all the time. But to be able to do my own documents...Yeah, that could be very cool.
I'm sure that it does. But, hey, if a charge lasts a week with just reading, I'm sure you can get through a day of moderate listening.Ruby said:I wonder if it also chews up the battery faster? But I agree, it seems like a great feature to have!