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Translate Text on the Go with the WorldPenScan BT from PenPower

by On April 1, 2013

worldpen.scan.btIf you’re the globetrotting sort going to a foreign country is always made easier if you know the language. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time to learn a new language on the fly. That’s where a new piece of tech called the WorldPenScan BT can come in handy, as it allows you to carry a mini translator in your pocket and it even works with your favorite Android device.translator.pen-1 The WorldPenScan BT is a mobile translator that’s small enough to fit in your pocket (around 5” in length) so you can always keep it on hand when you’re on the go. The pen will work with PC, Macs, and Android devices, but it is not compatible with iOS as of yet. The pen uses Bluetooth to sync with your Android Device and works in conjunction with the WorldPenScan BT app to translate 20 languages including English, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Spanish, German, French, and Italian. If you’re going to a region that the app doesn’t support no worries as the PC/Mac software has around 200 different languages in its catalog. So what all exactly can the WorldPenScan BT scan? Well, it can scan any printed text which means you’ll be able to scan research documents, newspapers or even comic books. Want to read the latest issue of the Walking Dead while you’re stuck in Spain? Not a problem. I seriously doubt most people would buy the pen for that, but it looks to be extremely handy if you have a short amount of text you need translated in a hurry. If it’s a lot of text I could see it becoming an issue as you have to move the pen across each line of text to scan it in, but for shorter items like restaurant menus or documents the WorldPenScan BT definitely seems like a good way to go. The WorldPenScan BT doesn’t require hardcore system specs either; as long as you’re running Android 2.3 or later and have 100MB of internal storage you’ll be able to use the Pen with your Android device.worldpenscan.bt-1 How much use you can get out of a device like the WorldPenScan BT depends on how you use it. While you wouldn’t want to translate a book with the pen, it will no doubt come in handy if you travel a lot or need to translate short amounts of text while you’re out and about. You also have to like the fact that it’s small, portable, and uses Bluetooth so there’s no need for wires once you get it charged up and setup with your phone. If you’d like to pick one up or find out more about the pocket translator known as The WorldPenScan BT you can hit the link below.

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