"Ectaco's electronic translators help break down language barriers"

Here is an interesting independent Telegraph.co.uk review on one of our translators - ECTACO iTravl NTL.

"Language barriers have long proved a problem when doing business overseas. Ectaco is a device that claims to be able to banish them.

Shalom. Just in case you missed it, a few people celebrated International Translation Day last Wednesday. Unfortunately, translators cost money and language skills are one area where Brits can come up short. Fortunately Ectaco’s range of electronic translators may come to the rescue. There are some which double as electronic books, some that work with keyboards and some, like this one, which listen and talk back (répétition as we used to call it).

Despite its slightly plasticky looks, the nine-language iTravl is an effective tool for spoken translating on the fly. It looks like a mobile phone on steroids. Even though it’s big, there’s no keyboard, though a tiny virtual one appears on the colour touch-screen to be used with the stylus. This can be fiddly, so it’s much better to use the iTravl for speaking phrases and hearing them spoken back. Here it excels: select audio phrase book, choose one of the 15 topics and press the side rocker button to say a phrase into the microphone – in English, naturally." read on

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