Designed to let anyone understand and communicate instantly, the 500AL Pro features all the latest programming advances. The 500AL employs sophisticated TTS (Text-To-Speech) voice synthesis and human voice to speak any of its entries aloud so you don't have to. Perfect for anyone just beginning to explore the world of international communication, the 500AL is loaded with the linguistic resources and extras that make all the difference when you need a reliable, portable companion to help make sense of the world in another language.
A Complete Resource
An additional 14,000 first-use phrases that can also be spoken aloud make it simple to understand and be understood in almost any commonly encountered situation. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary helps to build a winning vocabulary quickly and accurately. Add in popular American idioms, a full English grammar resource with irregular verbs, and enjoyable linguistic games to improve your skills while you play and you have one of the best all-around translators ever designed.
Unlimited Voice Output
Employing the latest TTS speech synthesis to deliver complete pronunciation of all the entries in the 500AL database means that you will always know just how a word should be said. No more trying to sound out a transcription. Just touch a button and let the 500AL Pro do the talking for you. And with unlimited voice output, the device will say anything at all - just enter any word using the comfortable and intuitive keypad and get instant clear and audible pronunciation at the touch of a button.
The user-friendly English interface makes navigating through the volumes of information contained in the 500AL Pro fast and easy. The device also features an advanced Look-up function and a Word Recognition utility plus the award-winning Vector Ultima™ spell-checker to ensure accuracy. An easy to read Large 4.3" Black & White Screen with Backlight lets you use the device for hours on end without the fatigue that comes from using other screens.
Loaded with Extras
In addition to all the most indispensable linguistic resources, the 500AL Pro also comes pre-loaded with loads of extras usually found in the most sophisticated business organizers. Use the World Time utility to stay on schedule no matter where you are and take charge of your finances with the built-in calculator. Currency and metric converters let you make sense of exchange rates and size differences easier than ever before.
Oxford E-E Dictionary (Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (8th Edition)) containing approximately 58,000 words, phrases, and meanings and over 86,000 samples sentences with real voice pronunciation
Collins Cobuild Advanced Learner's English Dictionary (New Digital Edition) containing approximately 40,000 words with real voice pronunciation
Collins Thesaurus A-Z (2nd Edition) containing approximately 18,000 words with real voice pronunciation
Collins Cobuild English Usage (2nd Edition) with thousands of examples showing how English is used in context
Collins Cobuild Idioms Dictionary (2nd Edition) containing over 4,000 entries, offering in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English and provides additional information about their frequency, contexts, meanings, and usage
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia containing close to 25,000 entries