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Easily translate to and from English.
Translate French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish to/from English. Sentence translation, 56,000 categorized phrases, speech recognition, 4.9 million word dictionary, real human voice, language teacher, e-book reader, MP3 player. Color touchscreen, virtual keyboards, other usability features. Free 183 language translation dictionary onboard.
On Sale Now. Ships same business day, if ordered before noon, Central (UCT -6).
Handheld and portable (only 7.5 oz).
Simple to use.
Real human voice.
Interactive language learning program.
Includes built-in 183 language translation dictionary.
Charges from any USB source; charger included.
For the 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08 (this specific 900-series translator version):
The 900 does not provide speech to speech translation (we have other translators that do), but we know it's a very effective communication tool. People have been using it for business and romance, with great success.
The 900-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.
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.
Of all the features in the 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08, these are probably important to you:
Pocket-sized and portable.
Large 3.5-inch color LCD touch screen.
Virtual keyboards plus physical QWERTY keyboard with audio interface.
Usability features, such as the "quick jump" shortcut buttons on each side of the display screen.
Language learning program.
Free 183 language any-direction translation dictionary onboard.
Real human voice.
Some general features of the 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08:
Spell-check, history, and slang lock options.
Vector Ultima spell-checker and English Morphofinder to help find the words you need.
SDHC card support of up to 32GB.
Charges from any USB source; AC charger (USB output) comes with it.
In addition to the translating and learning tools, the 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08 has these great functions:
Audio Player. Media player with MP3 support.
eBook Reader. The jetBook Reader displays and translates your favorite eBooks so reading can be done anywhere and anytime. Support for the widest array of file formats available anywhere; handles gif, jpg, mp3, pdf, and txt files.
GPS. Connect a GPS receiver, and use your 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08 as a GPS unit.
Video Player. Supports the widest range of video formats so you can watch on the go: .asf (h2 64), .flv, .mpeg4, .h.263, .divx, .mjpeg.
The 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08 has some more functions 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!
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.
Games. Linguistic Crossword, Pockets, Spell-It-Right, FlashCards, Hangman, and Translation Tests.
More English. English Grammar, Irregular Verbs, Idioms, and SAT 200/5000 vocabulary builders.
Metric Conversions. This is graphically enhanced and interactive. Well done.
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?
Voice recorder. No 'splainin' to do on this one.
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.
Audio books.The 900 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.
The 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08 comes with four audio books already on it (three are 50 minutes long, the fourth is 47 minutes long). These are audio tours of sites in France, such as the Paris Historic Walk and the Louvre.
Some features the 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08 does NOT have:
Speech to speech translation. See the LUX or TLX, if you need that feature.
Phone. The 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08 doesn't dial out. Not even for pizza.
A stun setting. While this would be extremely useful during, say, a tax audit, it is unfortunately not included in the 8-Language European Translator Ectaco 900EW08.
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 one-year 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.
The 900-series electronic pocket translator comes in three packages: Standard, Deluxe, and Grand. With the standard, you get the translator. With the Deluxe, you get the translator and a scanning pen. The Grand gives you a Deluxe with GPSR and related accessories.
What makes it "Deluxe?"
What makes it "Grand?"
Language card w/GPS map.
Car power adapter.
Headphones with mic.
Scanning language limitations: The pen can't scan Asian languages, so for those language pairs it scans only in one direction (from English).
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 900-series translator. It's not a PC peripheral. The point of the scanning feature is to optically get text input to the device and translate that text.
900 Series GPS Map Cards
The 900 series pocket translator comes in the Standard, Deluxe, and Grand package (same translator, different accessory bundles). The 900 Grand comes with a GPSR (Global Positioning System Receiver). Your map options are below. Just add the GPS map card(s) that you want, and you're all set.
After using this for a couple of weeks, I'm still finding myself delighted by yet another program it contains. Ectaco packed a lot into this pocket sized translator, and the Mindconnection price was a real bargain. The only downside to it is not everything is instant. That's not a real problem, as the device is pretty quick. But that's why I don't give it a 5. Still a real bargain, though.