Electronic Design

Pocket Translator Speaks 10 Languages

Next time you're abroad, keep your translator right in your pocket. The Lingo Pacifica Talk 10 can translate in any direction between 10 different languages, spelling words out phonetically for easy pronunciation when necessary. Its database includes over 200,000 words and 25,000 useful and popular phrases. The QWERTY keyboard and backlit four-line LCD makes these words easy to type and read. But you don't have to rely on that. The Talk 10 says these words out loud, too. Users can take advantage of its earphone and volume control for private listening as they work with English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Also, the Pacifica Talk 10 can be used as an appointment book, measurement and currency converter, 10-digit talking calculator, and 200-city clock. Weighing just 5.5 oz, it measures 4.5 by 3 by 8 in. and is powered by three AAA batteries. It costs $198.00. For more information, go to www.123language.com.

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