Written By: Christine Texeira
There is nothing better than taking a vacation. For some, a vacation is a day of rest and relaxation, but for others its constant movement and new experiences through travel. Ideally, we could learn the language of our destination prior to our journey, but when there just isn’t enough time a Nyrius Global Talking Translator LT12 might do the trick.
The Nyrius LT12 is a portable translator that can translate back and forth between twelve different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Swedish. Use the back-lit screen for viewing translations day or night, and the headphone to hear the proper way to say your phrase even in the busiest airports or markets. This translator is equipped with 8400 organized phrases, world time displays, an alarm clock and a password protected phone-book.
In the Box:
- 1 Pocket Translator
- 2 Lithium Batteries in Unit
- 2 Extra Lithium Batteries
- 1 Headphone
- 1 Carrying Pouch
- 1 Neck Strap
- 1 Instruction Manual
- 1 Year Warranty
- 24/7 Lifetime Customer Support
The Nyrius Global Talking Translator LT12 is small, and fits nicely in the palm of your hand. For basic travel needs the phrases are appropriate and helpful. If you have a more definite and specific language need, you might prefer the Nyrius Global Talking Translator Entourage11 with eleven languages, or the Nyrius Global Talking Translator Entourage7 with only seven languages. Other brands, such as Sharp and Franklin, also make translators and language dictionaries though they often use a flip-cover making use on-the-go a bit more difficult.
The unfortunate fact about the Nyrius LT12 is that its a one way translator. If you can find it in the phrase list then you’re good to translate, super easy and efficient. But if someone responds to your phrase or answers your question you cannot input that back into the translator and get an English response. If you cannot read a sign or understand a menu item, you can easily find the phrase for “What is this?” or “What does that say?” but you should hope that whoever you ask, answers in a language you can understand.
If you know the limitations going into the purchase of a Nyrius Global Talking Translator LT12, then it can be a nice addition to your travel adventures. However, you might be a more obvious tourist, but a phrasebook is a cheaper and equally useful option.