Monday, May 24, 2010

Talking Translator


Are you going on an international trip any time in the future? Here's a great little gadget for you! The Nyrius Global Talking Translator is one of the coolest gadgets I've seen in a long time ~ and it really works.

This talking translator is about the size of a blackberry so it will fit easily into your bag, purse, or pocket. Forget about lugging stacks of books with you or slowly looking for words in a dictionary or phrase book. With this translator, you'll be able to find what you need quickly.

Probably the neatest feature of the translator is that it verbally speaks the phrase or word for you. You won't have to worry about pronunciation or being misunderstood. Store favorite phrases such as, "How much is that lovely bag?" or "More diet coke, please." to make shopping and ordering a breeze.

I tried this out in Spanish and French to see how accurate it was and what the pronunciation of the speaker was like. I was pleasantly surprised to hear a decent voice from a native speaker. So amazing! You can also use headphones to listen to the audio if needed.

Amazingly, you can find this at Staples or online. The price is very reasonable.

xoxo

6 comments:

  1. Clever! I need one of these to figure out what the heck my kids are saying! :)

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  2. so cool! I've always seen iPhone apps like this, but this is much more practical!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by Hillbilly Debutante via Allie at Summer is a Verb. I LOVE Alice. She is invited to the launch party as well so I'd love to have our picture made to put on my blog.

    I think my daughter needs one of those fancy gadgets. She's going to Italy to meet in-laws in a few weeks. She's been practicing her Rosetta Stone but this would be great as an added backup!

    Kathie

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  4. pretty slick, although you and I both know there's nothing like actually speaking the language ;)

    btw, I have to tell you, my MoMo is a firm believer of your children in restaurants theory. she puts it: you either take them out, early, so they learn how to act, or you don't get to go to dinner until they're 12.

    xoox

    kHm

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  5. pretty slick, although you and I both know there's nothing like actually speaking the language ;)

    btw, I have to tell you, my MoMo is a firm believer of your children in restaurants theory. she puts it: you either take them out, early, so they learn how to act, or you don't get to go to dinner until they're 12.

    xoox

    kHm

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  6. Our school has French students and I had one child who had arrived in the states only a few weeks before school started. I would have loved one of these!

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