Fast, easy, and affordable, the Partner 500 series by Ectaco is a great language resource for those on a budget. Lightweight and portable, the P500 electronic dictionary can fit right in your pocket so you can take it anywhere. Looking up a word in any language is effortless, just type it in and you can see the translation right on the large LCD screen. Loaded with thousands of words, the P500 will find almost anything you are looking for. Also the massive 14,000 entry phrasebook makes communicating a breeze. Just pick a category, find a phrase and you're set. Loaded with sophisticated TTS (text to speech), this talking dictionary will be able to say words and phrases with the touch of a button. You get hours of usage with just 2 small AAA batteries. Whether you're starting to learn the language or you just need a quick reference the P500 is exactly what you need.
Huge Built-In Bilingual Dictionary and Phrasebook
Just type in English or Italian using the bilingual keyboard and get a translation, definition, part of speech, gender, and many more grammatical references. If that's not enough, the Phrasebook function has 14000 phrases to list and select with a perfect translation for each. Word lists for help with the SATs are included with the Top 200 and 5000 most sophisticated words.
Unlimited Voice Output
With the latest TTS, the 500 series now has the ability to pronounce ANYTHING you type in English or Italian. Our dictionary and phrasebook are included in this with no limit to pronunciation.
With a user-friendly bilingual interface all the functions are available on the main screen for easy accessibility. Volume controls and a headphones jack are visibly placed on the sides of the device.
No matter the language of the device, you can purchase addition SD Cards for the Partner 500
and switch the language of your device by simply inserting the SD Card. You can always switch back to whatever language you have.
Loaded with Extras
In addition to all the most indispensable linguistic resources, the Partner 500 also comes pre-loaded with tons of extras. Use the bilingual World Time utility to stay on schedule no matter where you are and take charge of your finances with the built-in calculator. Currency and metric converters let you make sense of exchange rates and size differences easier than ever before.
The Partner EI500 includes:
- Bilingual English-Italian Interface
- English-Italian entry bi-directional dictionary
- Advanced English and Italian TTS speech synthesis pronounces any word
- 14,000 entry Audio PhraseBook with TTS
- English Phonetic transcription
- Instant reverse translation
- Look-up function
- Advanced word recognition
- Vector Ultima™ spell-checker
- Slang Lock feature to exclude slang from translations
- English Irregular verbs
- American English Idioms
- Electronic English grammar book
- SAT 200 and SAT 5000 vocabulary builders
- Linguistic games including the ever-popular and effective Hangman
- USA interview utility to help prepare for citizenship exams
- Bilingual World Time clock
- Currency and Metric converters
- Easy to read LCD screen
- SD card support
- And more…
This model is normally operated in a silent mode and you will need to press the "Speaker" button or to choose the corresponding option from the menu in order to hear the translation spoken out loud.