Although the Japanese can take pride on many strengths, communication in foreign languages is certainly not one of them. To put it bluntly, they are generally bad at it! That's why instant voice translators have become very popular in Japan, even with a plain black-and-white design. And when, like the Startalk Voice Translator Hatsune Miku, they feature the appearance of a much-loved virtual pop idol like the green-haired Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku, then they are much more than a useful gadget: they are pieces of pop culture history!
The Startalk Voice Translator Hatsune Miku is impressive even without the addition of Hatsune Miku's looks and voice: it can understand 53 languages as long as you have it hooked up to the Internet through WiFi (no SIM needed). It listens to what the person in front of you says and translates it - with an interface available in nine languages. So if you are planning a trip to Japan or a useful tool for upgrading your language study, you need this device. And if you are a Hatsune Miku fan, then you definitely need it!
The Startalk Voice Translator Hatsune Miku features:
- Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku character idol design voice translator/interpretation device
- Dimensions: approx. 48 x 125 x 15 mm (1.8 x 4.9 x 0.5")
- Screen size: 30 x 40 mm (1.1 x 1.5")
- No SIM card needed. Only requires WiFi
- Wireless standard: 802.11b/n/g
- Operating time (on full charge): standby mode, 7 days (168 hours), translation mode, 6 hours
- Weight: 86 g (3 oz)
- 53 languages supported: Chinese (simplified, traditional), English (US, UK, Australian, Indian), Japanese, Korean, French (France, Canadian French), Spanish (Spain, Mexico, Latin America), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), German, Thai, Russian, Italian, Arabic (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt), Hindi, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bengali, Nepali, Javanese, Tamil, Polish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Czech, Romanian, Norwegian, Swedish, Slovak, Turkish, Greek, Hungarian, Catalan, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian, Swahili, Cantonese
- Interface: Japanese, Chinese (simplified, traditional), English, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Thai
- Acrylic stand
- USB charging cable
- Neck strap