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Text to Text Translator has an abundance of uses

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  November 12, 2012 09:29 AM

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By Kari Bodnarchuk, Globe Correspondent

Lingo’s 30 Language Text to Text Translator doesn’t just provide a few pat phrases to help you find your hotel, order a meal, and ask directions to the train station. It lets you input a question and then it translates it into one of 30 languages and speaks the translation so you can hear the correct pronunciation. The device has more than 1.8 million words and 210,000 common travel phrases stored in its memory that it can articulate in languages from Arabic, Czech, French, Swedish, and Ukrainian to Hindi. It also offers translations for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The smartphone-size device converts eight currencies, provides local and world time, and has a backlighted LCD screen, a calculator, a calendar, Sudoku, and an address-phone book. It sells for $249.99 at Hammacher Schlemmer.  800-321-1484, www.hammacher.com

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