Translate Russian. Over 1,000,000 words and phrases (integrated dictionary-phrasebook) with correct human-like English pronunciation. Phonetic look-up with English spelling correction. Light-weight, pocket-sized, bright screen, large letters.
Easy to use.
Updated dictionary with modern words and definitions.
Brilliant Systems Russian Translator Power
Auto Off function will shut off the translator when it's idle for several minutes.
Powered by: two AAA batteries, included.
Screen backlight feature.
Dimensions: 132 mm x 78 mm x 15 mm.
Weight: (without batteries) 80 g, (with batteries) 102 g.
Screen: Four-line STN 127 x 32 pixels.
Keyboard layouts: standard English QWERTY and Russian ЙЦУКЕН
The translators from Brilliant Systems offer two translation tools: a dictionary and a phrasebook. Brilliant Systems has chosen to integrate these into one application. So, you don't look up words in one place and phrases in another.
Dictionary with integrated phrasebook
Look up single words or phrases (listed alphabetically).
Translate between English and Russian.
More than 1,000,000 words or phrases
More than 50,000 examples of word usage in literature (or in spoken language).
How it's used in a real communication situation:
You just need a word, so you can get an idea across. What is the word for "bridge?" You need to meet someone at the bridge in an hour. Which way do you go? You look up the word "bridge" and show the translation to the other person (or, alternatively, have the unit speak it). With gestures, you indicate you want to know which way.
The other person points. Or, alternatively, the other person looks up "South" and shows you the translation. Head south, and you'll get to the bridge.
What it does not offer:
Full Text Translation. This feature means the two people can type their own random sentences. For this feature, you must step up to something like the iTravl.
Speech to Speech Translation. Such a feature does not exist. Maybe about the time ships from the Planet Vulcan are orbiting Earth it will be available.
"...the natural ways in which humans use language and the variable contexts of speech are extremely complex, so much so that programming a computer to truly understand us has been, and will for a long time remain one of the greatest challenges in all science."
-- David Wolman, Righting the Mother Tongue
This device comes with:
1 Leather pouch.
2 AAA batteries.
1 Headphone set.
1 Manual (paper version, in English and Russian).
English-Russian/Russian-English dictionaries (more than 1,000,000 words, more than 50,000 examples of word usage in literature, and spoken language.
English-English dictionary "American Heritage" with definitions of more than 120,000 words.
English thesaurus "Roget's Thesaurus" with definitions and more than 500,000 synonyms.
User personal dictionary allowing storage of more than 30,000 words.
The pronunciation of English words is available both via the built-in speaker, and headphones.
Two key word search option in English and Russian for expressions containing both entered words. Last active screen restore feature for uninterrupted use following a prolonged pause. When the device is turned on after automatic or user shut-down the last active screen is restored.
Parental control feature allowing exclusion of coarse and inappropriate words.
Clipboard feature for easy navigation between dictionaries.
PDA type functions
Local and world date and time display for 217 cities.
Calculator allowing entry of up to 12 decimal places.
Metric converter for temperature, length, weight, volume, and area.
Two popular games, Guess the word and Guess the number.
#1 Question about electronic translators
Question: "Can I talk into it and get the translation out? Some of your competitors claim they sell a product that can do this. In fact, it's the same model number you have."
Answer: Such a device does not exist. Our sticking to the facts on this issue causes us sometimes to lose sales to a competitor that is selling the same device but is apparently not very familiar with it. Maybe about the time the Enterprise makes its first stop at Planet Vulcan, such functionality will exist in a pocket sized device, and it won't cost more than, say, a median home in Boston.
Just to provide the electric power for the required processor resources means you'd need to haul around a battery that weighs more than your entire family, or you'd need a very, very long extension cord. For a more detailed answer, click here.
Why, then, are there so many claims that such a device exists? Because of a feature called speech recognition. This does allow you to speak into the device and get a translation, but you have to speak an exact phrase that is already in the device. An apple isn't an orange, even if they have some similarities.
You will find translator industry jargon defined in our glossary. The last thing we want is poor communication!
If you still have questions, the fastest way to get them answered is to send us an e-mail at sales @ mindconnection.com (remove the spaces and paste into your e-mail client address box).
Mindconnection is an authorized factory dealer. We sell brand-new translators with a full factory warranty. We don't try to pawn off stolen, counterfeit, or broken merchandise as new. Get the real thing, get great service before and after the sale. Buy from Mindconnection.
350 v 440 v 450
The 440 and 450 both recognize English words by their phonetic spelling. So, either device is talking Russian-English/English-Russian Translator with phonetic spelling input feature. The 350 is the 450 without voice output.
The 450 has a spell-checking for finding the correct spelling of English words. It works better for Russian-speaking people learning the English. They can enter the English words by Russian letters as they hear them. For example:
It is well known that English spelling is difficult, especially if someone’s first language is not English. The Russian speaker can hear:
"ко", for a word "corps", "ю", for a word "you", "квайэ" or "куайэ", for a word "choir", "до", for a word "door", "накл", for a word "knuckle", "тум", for a word "tomb", "доте", for a word "daughter" and etc.
Entering: "ю". The dictionary will find a English words list:
you, yew, ewe, u, ewer
Pocket translators aren't the only way to communicate with foreign language speakers. Here are some other methods, compared.
Smart phone apps. Sometimes, customers ask why they should buy a pocket translator instead of a smart phone app. It's a good question, because smart phones like the Android are awesome products. But then, so are pocket translators.
The iTravl and 900-series pocket translators have four translation tools, and most other models have at least two. The app is only one tool, and while it is helpful it's a debutante rather than a specialist.
A smart phonecan hold a translation app. Pocket translators are translation devices that also hold other apps.
Pocket translators work, whether you have a signal or not.
Pocket translators don't report back your location, and don't have a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card).
You won't be barred from bringing a pocket translator into a secure location, because it doesn't have acamera.
Laptops. Yes, a laptop will run circles around a pocket translator if, for example, you want to crunch a big spreadsheet. But pocket translators have some advantages:
A mobile device is always on. You don't need to wait for it to boot up, as you do with your laptop.
A pocket translator fits in your pocket. Try getting your laptop to do that.
A pocket translator weighs quite a bit less than a laptop does.
With the pocket translator, you get the full functionality of translator programs, vs something pared down for laptop use.
The form factor of the pocket translator is geared toward translation, and that's not true of a laptop.
Human interpretors. If you thought getting a laptop into your pocket was tough, try that with a 150 lb person! A pocket translator has some other advantages:
You don't need to schedule a pocket translator to meet you somewhere.
You don't need to pay a pocket translator by the hour or buy it meals.
A pocket translator is a machine that provides exact translation. A human interpreter, well, interprets. So it's sometimes someone's opinion of what you meant to say instead of what you said.
Human translators have varying degrees of competency. Sometimes, they guess.
I never owned a translator before, and didn't know what to expect. But I needed something to help me with Russian words and phrases because our team now has two Russian immigrants on it and we've been fighting a language gap. This was definitely worth the money, but I may also buy one of the more sophisticated models.
Quite a capable little unit, 6.9.2011
Reviewer: Tyrone Johnson (Atlanta, GA)
I made a trip to Ukraine to meet a lady, and took this translator with me. It's really easy to use, and we were able to communicate as needed.