If you travel to foreign countries a lot, odds are you have grappled with the difficulty of getting around a locale when you do not speak the local language. Languages are notoriously hard to learn and you can’t be expected to learn a new language every time you take a trip. Now, with the Pocketalk Voice Translator, you have up to 74 different languages that can be translated in real time.
How does it work? It is surprisingly simple! The Pocketalk has a small touchscreen display that you can use to pick the input and output languages. Just press one of the buttons on the bottom so the device listens for the language, and say what you want to say. As you speak, the device writes out what you said translated to the selected language. The device is light and small enough to fit in your pocket. It is available in white, gold, and black color schemas.
So you may be asking, why buy a dedicated voice translator when you could just use your smartphone and google translate? The reasons are no lag and better microphones. The Pocketalk works really quickly and is virtually lag free in its translating. Also, the Pokcetalk has advanced noise-canceling microphones that can pick up voices much more clearly. You can easily pick up your and your interlocutor’s voice in a crowded buzzing room. Even better, the Pocketalk has AI algorithms that improve translation accuracy over time.
Also, the Pocketalk has its own battery so you don’t have to drain your smartphone. It gets about 8 hours of use on a full charge and charges using USB-C. The more expensive version comes with a dedicated SIM card so you can translate wherever you want without Wi-Fi. The less expensive version does not have this feature but can still be used on Wi-Fi or your personal hotspot.
Obviously, the Pocketalk is not perfect. Like pretty much every translation software, it has a tough time translating idioms and metaphors. So if you are using it, stay away from colloquialisms as it may spit out something in the translated language that looses your original meaning and won’t make any sense. While it may not turn you into a poet, the Pocketalk keeps you from having to memorize the phrase “Where is the bathroom?” in 50 different languages.