iTRAVL Language Communicator (Image courtesy SkyMall)By Andrew Liszewski

If you’ve always wanted to travel the world but have been worried about the ‘language barrier’ you’ll be happy to know it should no longer be an issue. Because in addition to making it obvious you’re a tourist the iTRAVL PDA will also serve as a personal translator. Just say one of 63,000 phrases and the device will instantly speak the translated version back to you in either English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

In addition the iTRAVL should replace any and all travel books one might normally carry since it includes the Fodor’s guide for 50 major destinations on 5 continents, the CIA World Factbook for 180 countries, audio guides to major museums around the world, a 1.6 million word audiovisual dictionary including various local terms, slang and useful expressions and it will even function as an audio player. (Presumably MP3s are supported.)

The iTRAVL is available from SkyMall for $499.95.

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