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It comes very handy during my travels

byTAPB Jun 1, 2010
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Pros Great Design, Compact
Recommended it? Yes

The device is very functional, with several shortcuts and options. The translation part is excellent, beginning with the word to word until the complete sentence.
An extremely important factor, is the opportunity of listening the correct pronunciation (I translated from English to Portuguese... Read full review »


The letters are hard to read.

byBezerra Jun 1, 2010
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Pros Compact
Recommended it? Yes

I used the Portuguese-English function on a recent trip to the US.
I found out the entertaining part was well interesting to stimulate learning.
Definitively, is a translator that can be used even for the beginners (translation, phrase, pronunciation), as well to the most... Read full review »


It was fun for about 45 minutes, then used sparingly.

bydavesanchez Jan 14, 2010
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Pros Compact, Easy to Use
Cons Overpriced
Recommended it? No

Overall a fun product, rather pricey for what you get.  Impressed by variety of languages.  In general, the speaking voice was too fast, so it was hard to hear the first time through and harder to repeat.  I'd recommend the voice say the translation slowly at first, then at the right... Read full review »


Pretty useful

bymbej Nov 22, 2009
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Pros Compact, Quality Construction
Recommended it? Yes

TGA-495 is, at first, quite difficult to use, but one can get accustomed to it. I like the fact it contains quite a lot of already prepared sentences, for business, shopping purposes etc., spoken in reasonable quality. There are also other nice features, such as games (I especially like the quiz,... Read full review »


When In Rome

byrgmart Oct 13, 2009
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Pros Written and voice translations in twelve languages. If you can't speak you can show...
Cons Unable to write your own phrases. Some voices difficult to discern
Recommended it? Yes

I have used the Franklin translator while living in Rome.  It's great to look up word translations very quickly.  The different modes are very helpful as well.  The fact that it has 12 languages is great since we're living in Europe and will travel to several other countries.

On the... Read full review »

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