If you travel a lot, you might want to check out the newly announced Franklin TGA-490 language translator that can actually speak in 12 different languages.
The new portable translator not only translates over 450,000 words and 12,000 phrases, it contains recorded samples of speech to provide accurate pronunciation in all 12 languages. The TGA-490 speaks in Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The compact package also features an MP3 player, currency converter, world alarm clock and voice recorder.
The Franklin TGA-490 Universal Speaking Translator will be available starting this February for $229.95 USD.