In the dictionary, the voice in English is natural human voice recorded by a live human. That is also true of most of the other languages. See above for this specific language set.
For all LUX2 translators:
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™ so you can search, view, and easily download any of over 250,000 available free apps.
Carry anywhere. The sleek, lightweight (only 10.8 oz) LUX2 fits in your pocket.
Hi-res screen. Its brilliant 5" LCD delivers incredible viewing quality.
Camera. Makes videoconferencing possible, even when you're on the go.
Wi-Fi. Easily connect via Wi-Fi without service fees. The LUX2 can access the Internet anywhere there's a hotspot.
Instant acccess 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 LUX2 allows you to stay updated through email, Facebook®, and Twitter™. Being social has never been easier.
The LUX 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.
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 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.
Supports microSD and microSDHC cards 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.
Skype. Use the camera to do Skype video with another person.
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.
Books Online. Instant access to thousands of books online.
TV and Video. TV channels and movies on demand.
Skype. Make free internet calls almost anywhere.
Social networks (e.g. Facebook).
Wikipedia. Free online encyclopedia.
YouTube. 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).
It totally blows me away with functionality and ease of use. I've owned several translators over the years, and this is like no other. It makes conversation easy and practical, plus it has many other features I really like.
Absolutely love it, 4.7.2014
Reviewer: Richard Walker (Houston, TX)
At last, someone got a pocket translator right. I mean REALLY right. Over the years, I've tried several different makes and models, including some Ectaco ones. All of them have had some issue or another that I've found frustrating. The LUX is not that way at all, and is truly a pleasure to use. Very easy, nothing to bend your mind.
The only downside is I didn't invent any new cursewords to expand my vocabulary!
I'm used to hype, so didn't expect the speech to speech translation feature to actually work. Amazingly, it does. Kudos to Ectaco for a job extremely well done!
Reviewer: Dave Kirchinger (Wyoming, MI)
The device is awesome! It is like, what? One generation away from Star Trekâ€™s universal translator? Do you have a Klingon or a Vulcan version?
Easy to use, speech to speech function is beyond expectations, 3.20.2014
Reviewer: Bill Robinson (Denver, CO)
I am very happy with this pocket translator, somewhere between ecstatic and overjoyed. The online description sounded too good to be true, but this device delivers on every promise and then some. I'm usually "satisfied" with my technology purchases, except of course with Windows 8 which is a total disappointment and ripoff. But the LUX is just amazing. Very elegant design, obviously with the user in mind (unlike W8).
I learned long ago to plan on spending 30 minutes with the user guide to get the "lay of the land" for any gizmo I buy. I think with the LUX, it took me only 15 minutes and I was easily able to use the various apps. Of course, the big one was the speech to speech translation. Works like a charm!
I highly recommend this translator and am very happy I bought it. Not only does it exceed my needs for translation, but it has Skype and other apps that I will be using extensively on my trip.