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Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator (82 Lang | Text-to-Translate | Num-Conversion)

If you’re someone that travels a lot, then you probably know that it isn’t always easy to communicate with people from different countries or different nationalities, especially if they only speak one language. This is exactly when having a portable voice translator comes in handy. These smart ai-powered translation devices are the perfect solution to translate both voice and text from one language to another, not only for times when you’re traveling abroad, but also for times when you’re meeting with someone local and you want to communicate with them but they don’t actually share at least one common language with you. So, if you’re looking for a new portable voice translator that’s both reliable and easy to use, then the Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator is a great choice for you to go with.

The Pocketalk Plus is a next-generation portable handheld universal translator equipped with a large color Touchscreen Display that features an accurate One-Button Translation function with support to 82 languages, a Text-to-Translate 8MP Camera that translates text, written words, and signs, plus a Numeric-Conversion function that calculates conversions for currency, length, width and temperature values, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi Connectivity, a complimentary 2-year cellular data plan that provides coverage in over 130 countries / regions, and a built-in 1550 mAh battery that can offer up to 330 minutes of battery life.

Featuring an innovative and brand-new next-generation design, this portable universal translator provides the most accurate translations, both for spoken conversations as well as for written text.

Now, without any further ado, let’s have a more detailed look at the Pocketalk Plus and check out everything that this next-generation portable universal translator has to offer you.

DESIGN & HARDWARE SPECS

Starting with the device’s size, the Pocketalk Plus comes at a fairly compact size, measuring just 4.8 inches long by 2.6 inches wide by 0.45 inches thick, while also coming at an extremely light weight, with the device weighing just a measly 4.4 oz.

Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator
Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator – Compact, Lightweight & Professional Design

On top of its compact design, this portable universal translator also features a minimalist design that gives it a very professional look. Moreover, the device also packs a very durable construction.

Moving on to the device’s main components. Starting with the device’s screen, as said before, the Pocketalk Plus comes equipped with a large color Touchscreen Display, which boasts a screen-resolution of 480 by 800 pixels.

Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator
Equipped with a large color Touchscreen Display

Then, integrated at the top-left of the unit’s back-side, we have a Text-to-Translate 8MP Camera, which is used to translate any text, written words, and signs that are found present in pictures captured by its Camera Lens, along with a built-in LED Flash below its Camera Lens.

Equipped with a 8MP Camera Lens that provides the device with a Text-To-Translate functionality

Lastly, for its sound-based translation functionalities (whether that’s via Voice or via its Text-to-Translate Camera), the device also comes equipped with a powerful built-in 3W Speaker, plus a high-quality noise-cancelling microphone (used to record a user’s voice for speech-to-speech translation).

Integrated at the bottom, bottom-side of the device, there’s a second high-quality noise-cancelling microphone, along with the device’s dedicated USB-C Charging port, integrated slightly at its left.

On a side note, we’d also like to point out that the Pocketalk Plus is also rated to be HIPAA Compliant, which makes the device safe to be used by health professionals without them or their patients having to worry about having their personal data being breached or hacked.

The Pocketalk Plus is also rated to be HIPAA Compliant

Finally, we also have the device’s specs. To put it simply, this portable translator utilizes an ARM Cortex 53 Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor as its CPU chip, and boasts 8GB of Storage Space and 1GB of RAM.

For its Operative System, know that the Pocketalk Plus comes running on a Custom OS that’s based on Android OS 8.1.

INTERFACE & BUILT-IN CONTROLS

We’ll now talk a little about the device’s interface, include the built-in Controls that compose its User-Interface, along with its few integrated connection ports.

Starting with the device’s large color Touchscreen Display, at the top-right and top-left of its color Touchscreen, we respectively have a Touch-Button for Recording Voice, as well as a Touch-Button for Snapping Pictures.

Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator
Large color Touchscreen Display and dedicated Translation-Button

Then, integrated right below its color Touchscreen, we also have the device’s dedicated Translation-Button, which is what’s used to trigger the device to translate something (either voice or text from pictures).

At the right-side of the device, we have its Manual Control Buttons, which essentially consist of its dedicated Power Button and its Volume Increase / Decrease Switch.

Power Button and Volume Control Switch

On the opposite side, meaning the device’s left-side, there’s a SIM Card Slot that’s used to slot in a nano-SIM Card. Still, note that the device will only come pre-equipped with a SIM Card out of its package specifically if you opt to subscribe for one of the company’s eSIM Data Plan models, so keep that in mind.

Built-in SIM Card Slot (for a nano-SIM Card)

Last but not least, at the bottom-side of the device, we also have its USB-C Charging port, as we mentioned earlier.

Dedicated USB-C Charging port

NOTABLE SMART FUNCTIONS

One-Button Translation w/ support to 82 languages

After recording voice or snapping a picture, users can press the device’s Translation-Button, which will enable its One-Button Translation function to accurately translate that recorded voice or image from its original language to your target-language.

One-Button Translation

What’s even cooler is that the Pocketalk Plus features multi-language support to a total of 82 languages (as of February 2022) for its One-Button Translation function, so you can be assured that you can easily translate any voice or text to the target-language that you need.

One-Button Translation

You can find all of those 82 supported languages listed below:

Text-to-Translate Camera

On top of its voice-translation capabilities, the Pocketalk Plus also integrates a Text-to-Translate Camera that ultimately makes this portable universal translator capable of also accurately translating any text, written words, and/or signs that are detected in pictures that are taken with it.

Text-to-Translate Camera

Thanks to that, you can also use the Pocketalk Plus to translate documents, books, cooking recipes, and just about any other text-based content.

Text-to-Translate Camera

Numeric-Conversion function

Last but not least, this portable universal translator also integrates an easy-to-use Numeric-Conversion function that essentially makes the device capable of calculating conversion-values between different currencies, different units of length, different units of width, and different units of temperature.

Numeric-Conversion function

CONNECTIVITY

The device also boasts Bluetooth 4.2 Connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi Connectivity, supporting the most common Wireless Standards (802.11a/b/n/g), and working both in 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks.

Lastly, if you do opt to subscribe for one of the company’s eSIM Data Plan models, then the device will also come with a complimentary 2-year cellular data plan that provides coverage in over 130 countries / regions (3G (W-CDMA) / 4G (FDD-LTE) / 4G (TD-LTE)).

To be a little more specific, users are currently offered coverage for a total of 132 countries (as of September 2020), all of which you can find listed below:

 

BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE

For its power-source, the Pocketalk Plus comes equipped with a built-in 1550 mAh rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery that can ultimately offer users up to 330 minutes of battery life / run-time (for continuous translation time), and around 192 hours of Standby Time when not being used.

Whenever you require to recharge the device’s battery, all you have to do is to connect its included USB-C to USB-A Charging Cable (included in the package) to its USB-C Charging port and to any USB-A Charger, and vóila.

Charging the device’s battery from 0% back to 100% only takes around 130 minutes.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Inside their package, users will find: their Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator, along with the device’s dedicated USB-C to USB-A Charging Cable, and also a User Manual.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Pocketalk Plus is a next-generation portable handheld universal translator equipped with a large color Touchscreen Display that features an accurate One-Button Translation function with support to 82 languages, a Text-to-Translate 8MP Camera that translates text, written words, and signs, plus a Numeric-Conversion function that calculates conversions for currency, length, width and temperature values, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi Connectivity, a complimentary 2-year cellular data plan that provides coverage in over 130 countries / regions, and a built-in 1550 mAh battery that can offer up to 330 minutes of battery life.

Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator
Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator

By bringing the Pocketalk Plus with you whenever you’re traveling, you can easily assure that you’ll be able to communicate with people from almost any other nationality. With it, you can form deeper connections (whether those are personal or business-related), all without running into any sort of language-barrier.

If you’re interested in buying it, know that each unit is currently discounted from its standard price of $329, and is now going for just $299 (saves you $30). You can order yours online right now, either directly from Pocketalk’s official shopping page, or alternatively, you can also get it from Amazon, if you’d prefer.

João Matos
Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a proficient News Writer and News Editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Social Media Manager for the company's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

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