I was reading the local newspaper yesterday when I noticed an advertisement for Sony's ebook readerhttp://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... 1644523779
This ebook reader does not have an audio feature. In other words the possibility of having the book read to you is not there. It immediately brought to mind why I like and use Nextup's TextAloud software so much. Sometimes I am tired or am made tired by the length of the material that I want to read. When this happens online I simply open TextAloud or use its toolbar and the task of reading is made easier and even enjoyable. I can read along, listen and have a cup of coffee at the same time.
Eventually developers of ebook readers, such as Sony, are going to add the audio feature to their products but you can be sure the price will increase considerably.