People love their iTravl electronic translators; get a $10 instant rebate and FREE bonus item when you buy yours. Translate Russian. Sentence translation, voice, speech recognition, Language Teacher. 1.03 million word E-Ru dictionary. 14,000 categorized phrases. Color touchscreen. Virtual keyboards, full character sets.
Tap a translation icon. Start translating. The iTravl electronic translator really is that simple to use.
Communicate confidently in a foreign language situation.
2-way translation lets two people communicate though they don't speak the same language.
Real human voice.
Interactive language learning program.
Pocket-sized and portable (only 7 oz).
Charges from any USB source; charger included.
For this specific iTravl model (Russian Electronic Translator Ectaco iTravl NTL2Ru):
The iTravl translator provides several easy to use language learning tools.
Language Teacher (most major languages, see specs tab). The interactive language teacher system is a powerful tool for learning other languages. It can even listen to you and tell you how well you pronounce something in another language.
Mobile Infotainment System (select languages 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.
Physical "shortcut" buttons on front and side (adjunct to screen controls).
Free 183 language any-direction translation dictionary onboard.
Real human voice.
Pocket-sized and portable.
In addition to the translating and learning tools, the iTravl has these great features:
Audio Player. Media player with MP3 support.
eBook Reader. The jetBook Reader displays and translates your favorite eBooks so you can read them anywhere and any time. Has support for the widest array of file formats available anywhere; handles gif, jpg, mp3, pdf, and txt files.
Video Player. Video Player support the widest range of video formats so you can watch on the go: .asf (h2 64), .flv, .mpeg4, .h.263, .divx, .mjpeg.
The iTravl has more features you'll probably enjoy, and/or find useful:
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!
Calendar. OK, nothing mindblowing here. It's a calendar.
CIA World Factbook. This is mindblowing. Tap on this selection, and your next step is to pick a letter that the country of interest starts with. Pick T, for example, and you can choose from the countries that start with T. Select Thailand, and you get a list of categories below the Taiwanese flag--as if you were looking up Taiwan in a massive encyclopedia. Well, actually, you are. There's even a map.
Cultural Notes. This brings up an item called "Modern Arab-Isalmic Traditions." There's an information block (facts) and a learning block (multiple choice quizzes).
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.
Metric Conversions. This is graphically enhanced and interactive. Well done.
Notepad. This handy feature allows you to quickly jot down directions, thoughts, or anything else you need to note. With the iTravl, you don't need to also carry around a bulky notepad. The iTravl is about the size of a typical pocket notepad, and you get that functionality and so much more!
Size Equivalents. Do you know the size equivalents for shirts, blouses, and shoes in the USA, UK, Europe, and Japan? Few people do. Climbers know their European shoe sizes, but most folks don't. Today,most sneakers have both European and USA sizes--take a look at yours. OK, but what about your shirt? In the USA and UK, the neck measurement determines the man's shirt size. Not so everywhere else. A woman who normally wears a size 6 blouse will have to buy a size 10 in the UK or a size 5 in Japan. In Europe, that would be a size 38. You're shopping while traveling, right?
World time. Pretty handy when you are traveling around the world! Pretty handy if you're not traveling around the world but need to know world time anyhow. This is nicely done with a combination of graphics and picklists.
Here are some features the iTravl does not have:
Speech to speech translation. We want to be very clear about this. You cannot talk into the iTravl and get a translation out.
Phone. The iTravl doesn't dial out. Not even for pizza.
A stun setting. While this would be extremely useful in airport lines and rock concerts, it is unfortunately not included in the iTravl.
The Deluxe version is available only for certain language pairs. Among these pairs, it scans in either language except Chinese. The 9C Deluxe and Chinese Deluxe will not scan Chinese characters.
How scanning works
Word or line at at time. It's a pen scanner. What activates the scanning is the pressure of the tip against the surface being scanned. Set the pen down to start the scan, lift it to stop the scan. This means you scan a word or line at a time.
Not in real time. Scanning is one operation. OCR is the next operation. Then translation. These have to happen in that sequence, which means it takes a few seconds to get a translation.
Displays to screen. The scanning pen is specially modified for the iTravl. It's not a PC peripheral. The point of the scanning feature is to optically get text input to the iTravl device and translate that text.
From this window, you can pull up a list of all of the accessories for the iTravl translator. Exceptions: the Accessory Pack (see above) and the
The iTravl Deluxe comes with a cradle charger (charge a spare battery and your iTravl at the same time).
You'll need the AC Travel Kit if you travel outside the USA (unless you already have your own power converters); there's one included in the accessory pack.
The car charger can power any USB-powered accessory.
These accessories come with the unit:
Earbud and mic set.
We sell these separately as spares or replacements, plus we have other accessories available.
I am very happy with my iTravl! Why should you have to waste your time and money on books trying to learn the language when you can take the easy way out and just buy this device? Now I can travel to about any country and not have to worry about the language barrier!
-- Dwayne Pruitt, Miami, FL
Do you want even more information? That's no problem, because we want you to be a well-informed customer. Our More Info sheet provides:
iTravl Translator Overview
iTravl Hardware Basic Info.
Information on the iHelp feature.
Notes on audio players.
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).
We want you to get the product that's right for you. Mindconnection is an authorized factory dealer. We sell brand-new translators with a full warranty (one year on the iTravl). 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.
On my first trip to Russia, I relied on my iPhone translation app. This was a bad experience. Usually, there was no signal so I couldn't get the translation anyhow. But often when I did get it the translation was garbled according to my hosts.
They told me that they have seen other Americans with pocket translators and we looked online to see what those might be. They saw this one and got pretty excited. So when I got back, I bought it.
I'm really glad I did. No stress over finding a signal somewhere. I can translate no matter where I am. And as long as I am fairly short and to the point, the translations are perfect according to my hosts.
It's got a lot of neat features, such as the MP3 player and ebook reader onboard. I like to listen to audiobooks or read when I'm stuck on a plane or train and now I don't have to lug around another gadget or a paperback book.
Nice little translator, 10.23.2013
Reviewer: Bill Hagerman (Racine, WI)
I was surprised it cost less here than on Amazon, but it sure worked great.
Great gizmo, easy to use, 10.4.2013
Reviewer: David Wilson (Montgomery, AL)
This is an impressive little device. I've tried phone apps and was not thrilled. This translator gives me exactly what I need.
Plus, it's really easy to use. I've been able to just hand it to another person and they can reply to me without ever having seen this iTravl before. I think that is so cool, because it has allowed me to travel in Russia and Ukraine without worrying about the language barrier.
Just love it, 6.9.2013
Reviewer: Bill Franco (New York, NY)
This is an amazing, very useful device. When I started looking at how to have some mobile means of translating Russian, I started with the Android apps. Talk about frustrating and useless. So then I started looking for a device that does translation. The price for this was right, so I bought it. I'm very, very happy with it. Not only does it provide accurate translations between Russian and English but it has its own set of apps. I'm using some of those now on the iTRAVL instead of the ones on my Android.
I read the other reviews and I honestly don't know what people are talking about when they jab in there some kind of drawback. Come on people, lighten up. There's no law that says you HAVE TO find something to criticize even if it doesn't actually make sense.