iLane is a small black box introduced by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. It’s designed for people who can’t live without their e-mail and spend most of their time on the go. Gadgets that read and speak text are nothing new, but they have been in the news more recently. Like Amazon’s Kindle 2, which reads books, and the iPod shuffle, which speaks a song’s title out loud.
iLane is only working with Blackberry right now. The device lets you know what’s going on in your inbox through a wireless Bluetooth earphone. Your voice will be sent via an MP3 attachment, rather than being converted to text. It will also read your emails to you.