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Simple to use.
Real human voice.
2-way translation lets two people communicate though they don't speak the same language.
Interactive language learning program.
Handheld and portable (only 7.5 oz).
Includes built-in 183 language translation dictionary.
Charges from any USB source; charger included.
Translate Vietnamese. 14,000 categorized phrases, speech recognition, 967,000 E-Vn word dictionary, real human voice, language learning program, e-book reader, MP3 player. Color touchscreen, virtual keyboards, other usability features.
For the Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn (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 Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn provides several easy to use translation tools. Because these all work in both directions, they allow two people with different languages to communicate.
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 in both languages. Speech recognition feature for selecting phrases.
183-language universal dictionary . Contains thousands of words in 183 different languages, spoken in natural human voice.
Pictured dictionary. Translates between any two languages, and shows picture of what is being translated.
Full text translation. Enter your own random sentences. Available in the major languages. See the specs tab to see if it's available in the Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn.
The 900-series translator provides several easy to use language learning tools. See the Specs tab to find out which ones are available in the Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn.
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 Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn, these are probably important to you:
Color touch screen.
Physical QWERTY keyboard.
Free 183 language any-direction translation dictionary onboard.
Real human voice.
Pocket-sized and portable.
Some of the general features of the Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn:
Large 3.5-inch color LCD screen.
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.
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 Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn has these great functions:
Audio Player. The 900 has a media player with MP3 support. See notes below on audio players.
eBook Reader. The jetBook Reader displays and translates your favorite eBooks so reading can be done anywhere and anytime. The pre-loaded jetBook Reader even lets you read and translate your favorite eBooks with support for the widest array of file formats available anywhere. The jetBook Reader jetBook handles gif, jpg, mp3, pdf, and txt files.
GPS. Connect a GPS receiver, and use your Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn as a GPS unit.
Video Player. Video Player supports the widest range of video (.asf (h2 64), .flv, .mpeg4, .h.263, .divx, .mjpeg) and image formats so you can watch on the go.
The Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn 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, if you have it on an SD card.
Four audio books are included with the 900.
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 Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn 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 This Device Does NOT Have
The 900 is an amazing product. But it can't do everything. Here are some features it does not have:
Speech to speech translation.
Phone. The Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn 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 Vietnamese Electronic Translator Ectaco 900Vn.
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:
900-series Translator Overview
900-series 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.
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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 more.
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 iTravl Deluxe is specially modified at the hardware level and the firmware level to work with the scanning pen that is specially modified for the iTravl Deluxe. 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.
900 Series SD Cards
The Secure Digital (SD) card defines the device. For any given language set, that SD card comes with it (e.g., if it's the Spanish 900, the Spanish SD card is included--that's what makes it the Spanish 900). Use SD cards to add languages to your Ectaco 900 Series translator. SD cards come in two-language versions and multi-language versions.
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.
Went back to 'Nam, with my grandson. The place has really changed since I was last there. Being able to translate at any time was invaluable. This pocket translator helped make the trip a positive experience.
Useful in many ways, 5.23.2011
Reviewer: David Simpson (Salt Lake City, UT)
I took this with me on a mission trip to Vietnam, and found it to be useful for the language problems (my most important concerns) but also because of other things it could do. The MP3 player was nice, because I could play some sermons I had on MP3. I also had the NIV as a PDF and could look up passages when needed. All this, carrying around just this one device. The Language Teacher helped me learn Vietnamese and it helped a local assistant of mine learn more English.
It could be a bit better, for example allowing you to type complete sentences instead of one word at a time.
Very handy, 6.30.2010
Reviewer: Mitch Gardner (Fairfax, VA)
I found this quite helpful on my recent trip to Vietnam. I just wish it had that sentence feature, because then it would be the perfect Vietnamese translation tool.