NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 164-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Full Phrase Talking Translator, a pocket-sized device that translates and articulates entire sentences, phrases, or single words that are typed on its keyboard.
Unlike typical models that only translate individual words, The Full Phrase Talking Translator provides instant translations to and from English for 210,000 common travel phrases and 1.8 million words in 30 different languages.
"The Full Phrase Talking Translator's database contains three times more phrases and words than previous generations and allows users to type in entries instead of requiring them to select words to translate from a finite list," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.
About the size of a smartphone, the device stores unobtrusively in a pocket and flips open to reveal a full QWERTY physical keyboard, integrated speakers, and 3¾" backlit LCD, allowing travelers to quickly type entries, listen to pronunciations, and view translations in a preferred language.
The Full Phrase Talking Translator uses the New Oxford Dictionary and provides translations for 24 European languages, three Asian languages, Arabic, and Hindi (full list available at www.hammacher.com/81900). It maintains a history of searched terms for future reference and allows users to create a list of favorites for commonly used phrases.
The translator also converts eight currencies, displays the current time for 260 cities worldwide, and comes integrated with scientific and basic calculators, six games (like Sudoku), and a voice recorder.
The Full Phrase Talking Translator is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $249.95. For more information about this product, please visit www.hammacher.com/81900 or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at [email protected] .
About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, backing all products with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, website, and its famed landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.
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