Fluentalk T1 means never getting lost in translation again


Visiting a foreign country can sometimes feel a bit intimidating, especially if you do not speak the language. Thankfully, technology has advanced to the point where we can easily pull out a translation app on our phones and make translations on the fly, but therein lies another problem – battery.

If you’re traveling, you might want to use your phone for photos and videos, navigation, searching up places to visit, and more, which means that you might not necessarily have enough juice to translate, or you might end up draining your phone, leaving you stuck in a place where you don’t speak the language and without your phone to help.

This is why you might want to consider investing in a standalone translation device, like the Fluentalk T1, which offers you pretty much everything you’d need when it comes to translating on the go.

Powered by Android

Translation devices like the Fluentalk T1 aren’t exactly new, there are multiple options in the market, but one of the cool features of the T1 is that it is essentially like a phone. It features a 4-inch touchscreen display that you can use to interact with it, it is also powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz, comes with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and is powered by Android 10.

It also boasts an 8MP camera on the back that allows users to take photos and use it for translating images like signboards, menu items, and so on, and it also supports cellular connectivity like 2G, 3G, and LTE. It also has a 1,500mAh battery that is good for up to 3.5 hours of continuous usage or up to 96 hours on standby.

Offline translation

One of the features we love about the Fluentalk T1 is that it supports offline translation. This means that if you don’t have an internet connection or don’t want to pay for a local SIM card, or if your connection is shoddy and not reliable, not to worry as the T1 can translate even without the help of the internet.

It supports one-click instant translations so that you can say what you need to say and understand what the other person is saying more or less instantly. This is thanks to the use of Timekettle’s UniSmart AITP which according to the company, offers an accurate translation of up to 95%.

It can pick up human voices even in a noisy environment, thanks to the multi-microphone array built into the T1, so if you’re outdoors at a market, or in a club, or on the busy streets, translating should not be an issue.

There will also be support for image translation, similar to what you might expect from apps like Google Translate or Google Lens, and this will also be supported offline with the OCR offline translation engine, so just point it at signboards, menus, and so on with the T1’s built-in 8MP camera and let it translate it for you on the spot!

Multiple languages and accent support

Another feature of the T1 that we like is how it supports as many as 40 languages, and it also includes support for accents. While you might not necessarily visit 40 different countries, it’s not a bad thing to have extra support in case you need it. It also makes it perfect for use for work, where you might be working in a team that consists of members from various parts of the world, so having a translator device like the T1 can make communicating with your team a lot more efficient.

The support for accents is also pretty awesome, especially since not everyone talks the same, so being able to understand various accents and translate it with up to 95% accuracy can be extremely useful during your travels.

Free cellular data

While one of the selling points of the T1 is support for offline translation, it’s important to note that the device will probably work better with an internet connection as it would allow it to connect to various servers around the world which might yield better results.

Some of you might be groaning at the idea of having to spend more money purchasing a data plan subscription, but the good news is that the company is actually offering customers who purchase the T1 two years of free cellular data! All you need to do is buy the T1, launch it, and activate the plan, and you’re all set.

Two years of free data is actually a very generous offer, and when the plan expires, you can opt to either continue to pay Timekettle for cellular data, or if you prefer using your own carrier, you can just insert a SIM card into the T1 to maintain the connection. Alternatively, if your carrier allows for it, you can create a hotspot on your phone and just connect the T1 to it over WiFi.

Pricing & availability

So, if you like the idea of being able to use a separate device for translation purposes other than your phone, then the Fluentalk T1 could be the device for you. It is priced at $299.99 and remember, it also comes with a free 2-year subscription to cellular data, so you if you want to use it with an internet connection, you can.

Fluentalk T1 Language Translator
A portable translation tool that’s more or less a mini Android phone. It supports offline translation and supports as many as 40 languages and accents.

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Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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