Vasco Translator M3 is the successor to the winner of last year’s ranking - the Vasco Mini 2. The current generation model is the most advanced electronic translator available on the market, as it comes with plenty of features that include some truly revolutionary ones, such as a phone call translator, a specialized conference translator, a language learning app and, last but certainly not least, an intelligent photo translation feature. The Vasco Translator M3 comes with unlimited free internet for the purpose of translation in almost 200 countries.
The champion in terms of technical vocabulary retained its position from last year's ranking. Although it is not quite as pocket-sized and ergonomic as the #1 and #2 devices, it works well in about half of the world’s countries. It is very fast and comes with internet access limited to 2 years (renewable).
Pocketalks S is a helpful translation device that may be just enough for the majority of travelers. The device includes over 70 languages and a SIM card that’s good for 2 years of translations in most countries, after which it needs a renewal. It’s one of only a few devices in this ranking with the feature of a photo translator. A handy shape coupled with a small size is a major advantage of this device.
Little information is given on this device on its manufacturer’s official website. Included with the Travis Touch Go is a month of internet connectivity and the device works in about half of the world’s countries. The translation speed and quality are good, while the handy size in a neat case is the device’s extra advantage.
There is not much information on the manufacturer's website. Translation quality and speed are good enough, and a handy size in a nicely done case are its advantages. One month of Internet access is included, and the device works in about half the countries in the world.
An Impressive number of languages covered (the count comes to 104), apparently made for Asian users judging by the available menu languages and languages with pronunciation. On the plus side, it's one of only two devices on this list with a translation-sharing option.