Franklin launched the AnyBook Reader

Franklin, a maker of educational products from apps  to electronic dictionaries, have announced the AnyBook Reader. This is a new product that is going into an old niche.

It’s a very simple device about the size of a tv remote. The Anybook consists of a microphone, speaker, and a sensor. It’s entirely self contained and runs on 2 AAA batteries. Retail is $39 (15h recording time) and $59 (60h recording time).

Here’s how it works. While in record mode, scan one of the included stickers and record a message. When you put the Anybook in play mode, you can scan the sticker again and listen to the recording. (I said it was simple.)

It doesn’t actually read; instead it plays an MP3.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. Henri Duong21 September, 2010

    I’m a parent and have a reading club online. we use the anybook reader at my house to encourage reading at an early age. Its fun for my 4 year old even though she does not always point at the words when the reader is playing me reading a particular page for her. Its a fun and affordable device for families with young children who are eager to open a book to read.

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