I just found this neat gadget on the Dvice.com website. It is the Trinvo Talking Translator Knows a Dozen Languages post.
When we were thinking about going to Italy a few years ago I was trying my best to learn Italian. We bought CD’s from Costco and I sat here for hours at a time for weeks trying to learn and I just couldn’t learn it very easily. And the words that I did learn I don’t seem to remember at all.
I was looking to buy something that would act as a translator for me and I found 1 way but it would cost hundreds of dollars. I would’ve had to buy a PDA and buy voice recognition software with languages and of course I would’ve had to pay for each language that I needed and it wasn’t cheap, about $50 per language. We never did make it to Italy though.
But with the Trinvo Talking Translator it makes it so much easier. Although it is still a bit expensive and since it’s only for sale in the UK via the Gadgetshop website, you are looking to spend quite a bit of money.
The gadget itself is £34.99 and with shipping to the United States they tack on an additional £28.00 as their shipping charge for a grand total of £62.99 which translates to $103.86. Without that bogus shipping charge the gadget still costs $57.70. But who wants to pay the same amount for shipping that the gadget itself costs?
I suppose if you were to buy it at the airport you would end up paying over $100 anyway.