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Translate Russian. Speech-based sentence translation, 14,000 phrases, 1,200,000 word E-R dictionary, 183-language word translator, real human voice, language teacher, Wi-Fi, browser, Skype, color touchscreen, virtual keyboards, various useful apps. Android OS.
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In the dictionary, the voice output in English is natural human voice recorded by a live human. That is also true of some of the other languages. See above for this specific language set.
For all LUX-series translators:
POWERED BY ANDROID OS. The Ectaco Partner LUX features the latest Android OS platform, bringing you great performance and speed for browsing Adobe® Flash® Player compatible Websites. Fully integrated with Google services and YouTube™ you can search, view, and easily download any of the over 250,000 available free apps.
HI-RES SCREEN AND WI-FI. Easily connect via Wi-Fi without any monthly service fees. The Android operated Ectaco Partner LUX can access the Internet and apps anywhere there's a hotspot. The sleek, lightweight (only 10.8 oz) design fits in your pocket. Its brilliant 5" LCD delivers incredible viewing quality.
INSTANT ACCESS TO YOUR FAVORITE CONTENT. Enjoy music and movies. Play games and browse the Web. You can even watch videos and talk to your friends on Skype. Need to stay connected with your social circle? No problem. Your Partner LUX allows you to stay updated through email, Facebook®, and Twitter™. Being social has never been easier
This device can approximate "speech to speech translation" by accessing the computing power of the cloud. That means the free speech function is available in the "Translate" application when the LUX is connected to a WiFi network.
The Partner LUX uses two independent Text Translation systems: one is built in and there is no Internet connection required to operate it and another one is Internet-based and requires Wi-Fi connection.
The LUX-series translator provides several easy to use translation tools. Because these tools all work in both directions, they allow two people with different languages to communicate.
Full text translation. Enter your own random sentences. Available only in certain languages (see the specs tab).
Free speech function. Via the LUX's wi-fi, you can access far more computing power than can fit into a mobile device and thus come very close to random speech translation.
Translation dictionary. Look up single words. Natural human voice output in many language sets (see specs tab).
Translating phrasebook. Contains 7,000 phrases per language (so 14,000 on any two-language translator). Natural human voice output regardless of language. Speech recognition feature for selecting phrases.
Pictured dictionary. Contains hundreds of words in 183 different languages, plus natural human voice output. Translates between any two languages, and shows picture of what is being translated. Available only in certain languages; see the Summary tab.
The LUX-series translator provides several easy to use language learning tools.
Language Teacher (most models, see specs tab). The interactive language teacher system is a powerful tool for learning other languages. It can listen to you and tell you how well you pronounce something in another language.
Mobile Infotainment System (select models only, see specs tab). Basically, a hands-free version of Language Teacher.
Linguistic Crossword. A crossword puzzle that helps you learn new words in the target language.
Linguistic Flashcards. Four different flashcard games that help you learn new words in the target language.
Free 183 language any-direction translation dictionary onboard.
Real human voice.
Portable and (barely) pocket-sized.
Large 5-inch color touchscreen.
The best photo gallery, picture browser, and viewer in Android
Spell-Check, History, and Slang Lock options.
Smart QWERTY and virtual keyboard with audio interface.
Vector Ultima spell-checker and English Morphofinder to help find the words you need.
MicroSD and microSDHC card support of up to 32 GB
Functions for accessing and using various file types:
Adobe Reader. View, print, and collaborate on PDF files
Audio player. The Lux has a media player with MP3 support. See notes below on audio players.
eBook reader. Professional eBook reader for Android.
Video player. Video player supports AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
Calculator. The basic math functions, plus a few more things such as square root, inversion, and memory. A cool feature: It has a Back key!
Games. Chess, Virtual Table Tennis 3D, Dominoes, True Or False Trivia, Connect'm Free, and Sudoku Free.
Voice recorder. No 'splainin' to do on this one.
Google and Yandex search.
International Radio with many available stations; listen to streaming music radio.
Livejournal. Share your interests using this global social media platform.
National and local weather forecast any time.
Russian Books Online. Instant access to thousands of books online.
Russian TV and Video. Over 100 Russian TV channels and Russian movies on demand.
Skype. Make free internet calls almost anywhere.
Social networks: Facebook, VKontakte, and Odnolkassniki.
Wikipedia. Free online encyclopedia.
YouTube. Broadcast yourself and watch videos from any part of the world.
For immigrants needing to learn English and Americans wanting to be more articulate:
English Dictionary. This is the WordNet Princeton Dictionary of Modern English, with over 70,000 head words and detailed explanations. It includes all of the typical dictionary information, such as part of speech, senses, tenses, synonyms, and examples of use.
Tools for English Grammar, Irregular Verbs, Idioms, and SAT 200/5000 vocabulary builders.
Interactive video course of American English (very valuable for natural American citizens who wish to come across as more articulate, plus obviously valuable for immigrants).
TOEFL Preparation. Offers materials to help the non-English speaker prepare for the TOEFL iBT® test.
US Citizenship test. Practice the USCIS Citizenship Civics Test (useful for natural American citizens, too).
Audio books.The LUX can play any audiobook that is in MP3 format.
You can get audiobooks from your local public library (most libraries now have an extensive catalog), from many sites online, or from an audiobooks subscription.
Audiobooks help you boost your brainpower, stay current with the nonfiction titles, or just enjoy a good novel. Carrying a book on your 900 and listening to it keeps your hands free and doesn't require lugging around yet another item.
Your particular language set may not offer all of the available LUX features described in the general LUX part of this page. See the Specifications Table to see what your language set does and does not have.
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The Lux is a lot of fun, beyond just the translation part. But that is why I bought it so here's how it works.
When I've got Wi-Fi, which is true nearly everywhere I go, I can say a few words into it and it will say the translation in Russian. It's not always perfect and I asked the tech guy at Mindconnection why that is and it made sense to me. You pretty much have to say what you mean, not use expressions that the other person won't get.
It also translates when Wi-Fi isn't available, just a matter of tapping out a short phrase. The voice is super clear in either way of translation, and it's easy to use for the Russian speaker too.
Extremely pleased with this purchase, 1.6.2013
Reviewer: Gene Taylor (Poughkeepsie, NY)
I ordered this translator with free shipping and it arrived the next day. Wow!
It turned out not to be necessary that I bought it early on to allow enough time before my upcoming trip to learn how to use it. Myy experience with electronics is they have a steep learning curve. Even my Android was kind of that way. No learning curve here, but I am having a blast with it.
With the Lux, it's very simple at least for the functions that I bought it for. So I was able to use it right away. I've been using it with a girl I'm going to see, letting her speak Russian to me over the phone and I get the English back out. That part is really neat.
I just started to use the language tutor on it and am making some progress there.
Something I had not anticipated when I bought this is I can leave my tablet at home. This has a browser and I can use that to check the news, etc., and keep up with my g-mail while I'm away.