Translate Japanese. 124,800 word E-Jp dictionary. Slang, idioms, and general expressions. 14,000 phrases.
This pocket electronic translatormakes working with a foreign language easy and convenient. Just type in a few letters of a word, and the dictionary will automatically display words starting with these letters. When you are unsure of the spelling, the Vector Ultima spell-checker allows you to enter the word as you hear it and then choose a spelling version from the suggestions list.
This pocket electronic translator also contains a bilingual business organizer with a telephone directory, a scheduler, and a password security function. You may exchange data between your 500-series pocket electronic translator and a personal computer to keep a backup copy of your organizer data.
If you find the 500-series interesting, take a look at the 900 series. We've found that customers who compare the two side by side are happy to pay more to
get the 900.
Features not available in the 500-series, but available for many language pairs in the iTravl and 900-series
Full text translation.
Natural human voice in the dictionary (it's synthesized on all 500-series).
Natural human voice in the phrasebook (it's synthesized on all 500-series).
Speech recognition in the phrasebook.
Virtual keyboards (physical keyboard, only).
Add new user's words function.
Morpho Finder (as you type a word in the dictionary, the list of potential matches shrinks with each letter).
Upgradeable/changeable with SD card (add new languages without buying a new device) for all languages. This feature is available on a language pair basis, only.
GPS-ready (you can use the iTravl or 900 with a GPS receiver we sell).
Electronic Manual Onboard.
WordNet Dictionary (Oxford College Dictionary is used, instead; that's 22,000 pages in print form).
CIA World Factbook.
Cultural Notes (Modern Arab-Islamic traditions).
The 500-series translator offers some basic translation tools. This section explains what they are and how they work. These tools help two people communicate, even though they don't speak the same language.
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 from the mid-range into 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, 2008
Now, on to what it does offer
Dictionary (works in both directions)
Advanced word recognition allows you to find a word just by typing the first few letters.
MorphoFinder helps you find source words for English past participles, gerunds, and plural forms.
The "Slang lock" function allows you to toggle between "include" or "exclude" (lock in/lock out) slang in the dictionaries.
English phonetic transcription.
Depending on the language pair, phonetic transcription in the second language.
Vector Ultima spell-checker.
Phrasebook (works in both directions)
A "phrase" is usually a complete sentence. It's called a "phrase" out of tradition..
Below is a link to a video made by the manufacturer. It shows a demo of using the device.
This device does not come with an AC Adapter, but you can purchase one separately. Any USB adapter will work, and for your convenience we sell such an adapter. We also sell a car charger.
500-T series Features Summary
English phonetic transcription.
Instant reverse translation.
Advanced word recognition.
Vector Ultima spell-checker.
Slang Lock feature to exclude slang from translations.
English Irregular verbs.
American English Idioms.
Oxford American College Dictionary (140,000 words).
SAT 200 and SAT 5000 vocabulary builders.
Popular and effective Hangman linguistic game.
USA interview utility to help prepare for citizenship exams.
World Time clock.
Currency and Metric converters.
Easy to read 255*160 dot LCD screen.
Instant mini-USB PC connection.
This device comes with:
1 year warranty.
Bonus & demo software. The bonus & demo software CD is just brochureware. Put a napkin under it, and it makes a great coaster.
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.
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 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.
Depending on the language pair (see the specs tab), you can change languages with a Secure Digital (SD) card. If you are considering two language pairs, you may find the 500-series for one does accept SD cards and the other does not (Spanish does not). The solution is to get the one that does accept SD cards, then get the card for the other language pair.