Pocketalk™, the portable, AI-powered instant voice translation device, is coming to the UK to empower travellers to converse quickly and easily with people in a multitude of languages. With the ability to translate 74 different languages bidirectionally, Pocketalk makes it easy for users to understand others and be understood by others. The Global SIM embedded, “Built-in Data” model is available with two years of all-you-can-use mobile data coverage in 128 countries and regions. Pocketalk “Built-in Data” model is available on Amazon for £259.00.
The winner of the ‘Innovation Award in Mobile Computing’ at IFA 2018, Pocketalk allows people to converse naturally, not just in stilted statements or phrases and with no dictionary in sight. Small and compact, the device comfortably fits in the pocket, so it can be taken anywhere, eradicating the need to pass a smartphone back and forth.
Designed with simplicity in mind, Pocketalk combines the best speech-to-text, translation and text-to-speech engines from around the world. Using Wi-Fi, mobile data or a personal hotspot to connect to the internet, Pocketalk is able to provide the most accurate translations possible with a push of a button. It uses the most robust language engines and cutting-edge cloud technologies for highly accurate translations.
Unlike many smartphones, Pocketalk comes with dedicated dual noise-cancelling microphones to pick up every word even in noisy environments making it perfect for use outdoors or in restaurants, train stations or airports. Additionally, whilst having no lag time and a simpler interface than a smartphone, users no longer have to waste the battery on their phone to use it. Pocketalk has around seven hours of battery life whilst being used intermittently or around five hours if it is in constant use. There is also the option to put the device into sleep mode to preserve up to 10 days battery life with the touch of a button.
Noriyuki Matsuda, CEO and founder of master company Sourcenext, stated, “The need to connect cultures and make the world feel a little smaller is stronger than ever and that’s exactly our goal with this device. We developed Pocketalk to help people of all backgrounds providing them with an instant open line of communication and foster a mutual understanding and respect among different cultures. When you have the right tools, language is a gateway and not a barrier.”
With its easy-to-use interface, Pocketalk is a great device for people who are constantly travelling, working with colleagues of different nationalities or those who wish to fully immerse themselves in a country’s culture. The device is available in white, black and gold with its own global sim for two years so, unlike with mobile data on a phone, there are no hidden charges.