|Franklin electronic publishers 16 language speaking Global Phrasebook Translator - Rechargeable batteries included. Satisfaction ensured. Manufactured to the highest quality available.|
Customer Reviews of Franklin 16 Language Speaking Phrase Translator EST-4016
Device is barely usable and very hard to understand the voice. If you just want to read the text it's ok.
easy and simple
received as expected....great value4/1/2013
received as expected....great value
Better than I thought.3/30/2013
As I bought two of these, one for a gift, I tried it after them both after charging. One worked, one didn't go past the "on" light. After referring to the instruction book, I decided to use the reset button hidden in the rear of the unit. It fired right up after that and they're both working well.
Pleased with product. gave a couple as gifts also
Speak 16 Languages Instantly3/28/2013
The Franklin 16-Language Global Phrasebook Translator is a very unique item. With the included instructions, it easily translates many words and common phrases from English into any of 16 given languages. And, it actually "speaks" the words. An ideal item for the foreign traveler.It comes with an AC/DC power adapter with three interchageable plugs. An easy to follow User's Manual is included for any of the 16 languages. The EST-4016 model is very compact thereby making it easy to carry.
Sound for other languages beside the English, Spanish and Vietnamese is not clear
It does not work
More of a toy than translator3/22/2013
I wish I could input my own phrases. I do not find it very friendly user.Some of the languages are not pronounced clear enough for me like for instance the French.I asked a French native colleague to listen and said he has no problem understanding. I also wish it had more of the European languages rather than Asian. For now I use it more as a toy. My 7 year old son is magnetized by it.
The closest thing to " free" speach.3/21/2013
Out of the box my Franklin talked back to me.
Good product, Buy it3/21/2013
I bought this as a gift to someone, so I did not open it to try. The packaging looks nice and I am very happy. Wish that I bought more.
Nice travel item3/21/2013
If this had a lighted screen, an adjustment to slow down the speaker and a color screen it would be great, but the price would be much higher than $10. However for $10, it's a great deal
although the recorded languages were from real human voice; however, the spoken words were unclear for the most part. Chinese is well spoken and translated where as Japanese and Korean were very hard to understand in a such way that some words are meant to be spoken out loud but the recorded voice silenced them (i tried the volume up, but it didn't help one bit)