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NEW 19 language SpeechGuard TLX: Rugged World Travel Smartphone, Voice Translator & Language Assistant is now available for the most popular European and Asian languages

by ECTACO, Inc.

April 28, 2014

Long Island City, NY. Fast, Efficient, and Powerful: The SpeechGuard is the world's only professional voice translator, smartphone and travel assistant. A joint effort in development between Ectaco, Inc. and the US military yielded SpeechGuard, it has been molded into civilian friendly multilingual version, model TLX/WLD19. The SpeechGuard benefits many businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout the world.

This is an exceptional phone and voice translator for exceptional situations.

SpeechGuard TLX/WLD19 comes preloaded with language pairs:

English <-> Arabic, Arabic <-> English;
English <-> Chinese, Chinese <-> English;
English <-> Farsi, Farsi <-> English;
English <-> French, French <-> English;
English <-> German, German <-> English;
English <-> Hebrew, Hebrew <-> English;
English <-> Indonesian, Indonesian <-> English;
English <-> Italian, Italian <-> English;
English <-> Japanese, Japanese <-> English;
English <-> Korean, Korean <-> English;
English <-> Polish, Polish <-> English;
English <-> Portuguese, Portuguese <-> English;
English <-> Russian, Russian <-> English;
English <-> Spanish, Spanish <-> English;
English <-> Tagalog, Tagalog <-> English;
English <-> Thai, Thai <-> English;
English <-> Turkish, Turkish <-> English;
English <-> Vietnamese, Vietnamese <-> English.

Representing a new generation of smartphones and travel technology, the Ectaco SpeechGuard is the most powerful & robust talking interpreter travel tool to simplify communication ever released. With its unique features, flexibility and great capacity for customization, the SpeechGuard is an indispensable gadget for anyone who encounters people with limited or no English speaking ability. Capable of receiving FREE incoming calls in over 160 countries without a contract and instantly translating voice and pictures in 19 different languages, the SpeechGuard will replace virtually all existing electronics used by travelers including a smartphone, cell phone, laptop, radio and more.

Boasting a brilliant color LCD touchscreen in a sturdy, modern design, the SpeechGuard is Waterproof (IP67), Shock-Proof and Dust-Proof. An instant voice translator, picture translator, Language Teacher, travel guide, 2-way radio, 2 SIM card slots, navigation & positioning system are just a few of its features. An SOS button will get you instant help by sending a message with your GPS location to 5 emergency contacts. SOS will blink in Morse code on your integrated laser and flashlight. WI-FI, Bluetooth, and 3G Connectivity allow the device to access online resources, emails, SMS, and MMS. More importantly, you can use the SpeechGuard for up to 5 days without needing to recharge. The landing page for the SpeechGuard can be found here.

For almost 24 years as developers and manufacturers of linguistic products, Ectaco, Inc. has benefited millions of people worldwide to overcome language barriers. Due to enhanced interest and efforts of law enforcement, military, medical, and other professional agencies around the country, many have turned to Ectaco's SpeechGuard as an effective communication tool.

Contact Robert Arvelo at rob@ectaco.com or 347-728-1354 for further information.

Ectaco Universal Translator UT Lite and non-Lite apps for Android have been updated

by ECTACO, Inc.

February 18, 2014

Whether you're multilingual, trying to learn a foreign language, or just want to travel Europe, America and Asia, you will face no difficulty switching easily between languages available in this application. We added more Asian languages: Yue, the Chinese dialects Wu, Hakka, Hokkien, and also the Baluchi language. Romanized translations presented for "complex" languages, in addition to native script, will help you speak the translation immediately.

What's new in v. 1.5.1:

  • Spell-checking has been corrected.
  • Hiding of slang entries now performs properly.
  • Sporadic failures on text input have been eliminated.
  • Correct displaying of RTL text.
  • Support of certain buttons and keys on devices manufactured by ECTACO, Inc.
  • Bugs fixed in the online translation service.
  • Enhanced Volume Control algorithm.
  • Improvements to localization.

Click here to find all available Ectaco Translators at Google Play store

NEW UPDATE - Ectaco Universal Translator UT Lite and non-Lite apps for Android

by ECTACO, Inc.

October 17, 2013

Whether you're multilingual, trying to learn a foreign language, or just want to travel Europe, America and Asia, you will face no difficulty switching easily between languages available in this application. We added more Asian languages: Yue, the Chinese dialects Wu, Hakka, Hokkien, and also the Baluchi language. Romanized translations presented for "complex" languages, in addition to native script, will help you speak the translation right off.

The app database has been redesigned to be clearer and more functional by pruning away duplicate entries and improved sorting.

To enrich your experience, we have increased the number of words accompanied with pronunciations in Arabic, Japanese, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Armenian, Hindi, German, and Spanish and reorganized the sequence of translation units for languages with pronunciations. Whilst the improved spelling bar will offer you hints on spelling variations, an enhanced online search will help you easily find translations even for extra sophisticated words.

Click here to find all available Ectaco Translators at Google Play store

Ectaco Reinvents the Electronic Talking Translator with the Partner LUX 2® August 12, 2013

Representing a new generation of Electronic Communications and Travel Technology, the Ectaco® Partner LUX 2® is the most powerful & robust talking interpreter to simplify communication ever released. With its unique features, flexibility and great capacity for customization, the Partner LUX 2® is an indispensable tool for anyone who encounters people with limited or no English speaking ability.

Boasting a brilliant color 5" LCD touchscreen in a sleek and modern design, the Partner LUX 2® features a new, innovative, and robust hardware platform with a powerful CPU, utilizing the latest Android OS. The clear and 180-degree rotating screen allows for extreme flexibility of use, giving the user an instant conversion from a keyboard-based device to a slim tablet. Boost your Partner LUX 2® to PRO by adding the Ectaco C-Pen Scanner to scan any printed text and translate it instantly within the Partner LUX 2®. Use the NEW Hi-Resolution camera with our Photo Translator program to snap a picture and translate any text instantly. For those looking to view pictures, movies, play music, or even learn a Language from the LUX on their TV, a micro-HDMI port has been added for easy connection to your TV and other devices.

The LUX2 is the ultimate Language Learning and Translation tool ever created. Preloaded with the new Language Teacher and U-Learn 2.0, users can learn with these in depth teaching programs, designed for users at any experience level. Comprehensive lessons, voice training, and hands-free and eye-free teaching games make learning a new Language fun, simple, and easy. The "Word of the Day" application will guarantee you learning a new word every day.

As our society continues becoming more and more diverse, the Partner LUX 2® will enable users to hold conversations with people who speak different Languages. By simply speaking into the Partner LUX 2®, the device will translate whatever the user says. Offering an easy and effective way to connect with foreigners or locals in foreign countries, the Partner LUX 2® also comes preloaded with additional translation tools. Users can expect a brand new Audio Phrasebook with 14,000 commonly used phrases, authentic human voice narration, advanced speech recognition for hands-free navigation, and a Quick Search using key words. WI-FI, Bluetooth, and 3G Connectivity allow the device to access online resources, emails, Skype, Facebook, and more. Supporting up to 32GB via Micro SD, you can add your favorite movies, music, pictures, eBooks, etc. and access it anytime. Voice communication, Language Learning tools, and the option to customize and expand this device into whatever you want make the Partner LUX 2® the most powerful and innovative linguistic tool ever created.

For almost 24 years as developers and manufacturers of linguistic products, Ectaco, Inc. has benefited millions of people worldwide to overcome language barriers. "Being the best at language translation has its perks. And that's what we offer to our users", states David Lubinitsky, CEO, Ectaco Inc. "The ability to translate what they want, learn full languages, work on pronunciation through interactive courses and much more can now be achieved on the go, in a single, handheld device. We make communication between any culture a reality."

For more information, please visit http://www.ectaco.com/info/LUX-series/ or contact Rob Arvelo at 718-728-6110 ext.212 or rob@ectaco.com.

Ectaco, Inc. Debuts NEW SpeechGuard TLX - Bringing World Travel Technology to the Forefront July 26, 2013

July 25, 2013. Long Island City, NY. Fast, Efficient, and Powerful: The SpeechGuard is the world's only professional voice translator, smartphone and travel assistant. A joint effort in development between Ectaco, Inc. and the US military yielded SpeechGuard, it has been molded into civilian friendly version, model TLX. The SpeechGuard benefits many businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout the world.

Representing a new generation of smartphones and travel technology, the Ectaco SpeechGuard is the most powerful & robust talking interpreter travel tool to simplify communication ever released. With its unique features, flexibility and great capacity for customization, the SpeechGuard is an indispensable gadget for anyone who encounters people with limited or no English speaking ability. Capable of receiving FREE incoming calls in over 160 countries without a contract and instantly translating voice and pictures in over 35 different languages, the SpeechGuard will replace virtually all existing electronics used by travelers including a smartphone, cell phone, laptop, radio and more.

Boasting a brilliant color LCD touchscreen in a sturdy, modern design, the SpeechGuard is Waterproof (IP67), Shock-Proof and Dust-Proof. An instant voice translator, picture translator, Language Teacher, travel guide, 2-way radio, 2 SIM card slots, navigation & positioning system are just a few of its features. An SOS button will get you instant help by sending a message with your GPS location to 5 emergency contacts. SOS will blink in Morse code on your integrated laser and flashlight. WI-FI, Bluetooth, and 3G Connectivity allow the device to access online resources, emails, SMS, and MMS. More importantly, you can use the SpeechGuard for up to 5 days without needing to recharge. The landing page for the SpeechGuard can be found here http://www.ectaco.com/info/tlx-series/

For almost 24 years as developers and manufacturers of linguistic products, Ectaco, Inc. has benefited millions of people worldwide to overcome language barriers. Due to enhanced interest and efforts of law enforcement, military, medical, and other professional agencies around the country, many have turned to Ectaco's SpeechGuard as an effective communication tool.

"Feedback from travelers is an invaluable resource for development", states David Lubinitsky, CEO, Ectaco Inc. "The ability to allow stable communication between people of different backgrounds and cultures is extremely important in today's society. Benefiting everyone from tourists, teachers, and students, to our Police, Medical, and Military agencies, we make communication between any cultures a reality."

Contact Robert Arvelo at rob@ectaco.com or 718-728-6110 for further information.

NEW PRODUCT - Ectaco Speechguard PDX - Police Voice Translator and Rugged Smartphone July 1, 2013

Hi All,

It's a very exciting time here at Ectaco! On Tuesday June 25th we officially announced a New SpeechGuard PDX at the Police Security Expo In Atlantic City NJ.

The device, a successor of military & police models PD-4 and PD-5, was designed to replace an officers laptop, cell phone, 2-Way radio and GPS. The unit is completely water submersible (IP67 certified) and shock proof. It includes a built-in 2 way voice translator for over 40 languages, a 2-way radio, pill identifier, first aid guide and even an integrated metal detector. The massive battery allows you to operate the device for a whopping 5 days of average use.

Read more about it at www.speechguard.com.

Fun and Entertaining Ectaco Vocabulary Builder Apps for Android April 16, 2013

Hi!

Check out the great new language learning app from Ectaco - Vocabulary Builder for Android, bringing the well-known game of hangman to a new level. This is a perfect aid for those studying a foreign language and wanting to enrich vocabulary. This can all be done while playing a fun and entertaining game on your Android phone.

The app features the following:

  • Three difficulty levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Pronunciation of the hidden word
  • Slang lock possibility
  • Game statistics display
  • Word translations

NO NEED FOR AN INTERNET CONNECTION OR 3G - each app comes pre-loaded with everything you need for offline translation.

This week only!
Order any ECTACO Vocabulary Builder app for Android listed below for a special promo price of only $3.95!
Promo price:
Ectaco English <-> Albanian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Arabic Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Armenian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Bosnian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Bulgarian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Chinese Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Croatian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Czech Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Dutch Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Estonian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Farsi Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Finnish Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> French Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> German Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Greek Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Hebrew Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Hindi Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Hungarian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Indonesian Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Italian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Japanese Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Korean Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Latvian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Lithuanian Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Polish Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Portuguese Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Romaninan Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Russian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Spanish Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Serbian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Slovak Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Swedish Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Tagalog Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Thai Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Turkish Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Ukrainian Vocabulary Builder for Android $3.95Buy now
Ectaco English <-> Vietnamese Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Yiddish Vocabulary Builder for Android$3.95Buy now

Click here to find all available language combinations.

The First-ever Language Learning Crossword Puzzle Apps for Android March 13, 2013

Meet the first-ever multilingual Ectaco Crosswords for Android - a perfect tool which combines the fun and entertaining process of solving puzzles with language learning on your Android phone.

Going through the enormous number of puzzles sharpens your mind and teaches new words in a foreign language, really making it a success.

Each Crossword app not only provides hints on words, it can also pronounce them for you!

NO NEED FOR AN INTERNET CONNECTION OR 3G - each app comes pre-loaded with everything you need for offline translation.

This week only!
Order any ECTACO Crossword app for Android listed below for a special promo price of only $19.95!



Promo price:
Ectaco English -> Czech Crossword for Android$19.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> French Crossword for Android$19.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> German Crossword for Android$19.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Italian Crossword for Android$19.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Polish Crossword for Android$19.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Portuguese Crossword for Android$19.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Russian Crossword for Android $19.95Buy now
Ectaco English -> Spanish Crossword for Android$19.95Buy now
Ectaco German -> Russian Crossword for Android$19.95Buy now
Brand New Ectaco U-Learn Apps for Android - Your Personal Language Tutor February 21, 2013

Ectaco is happy to present a brand new set of language learning apps for Android – Ectaco U-Learn which is specifically designed for those who want to learn any language on the go.

You can use the U-Learn app while driving, walking, or even on the train or bus, and you're not even required to look at the screen. Each app will go through 7 levels of training to get you speaking a foreign language using the specially engineered voice recognition system that corrects your pronunciation, asks you questions, and lets you do the talking. The program is fully interactive so it's as if you're speaking to a real human tutor.

NO NEED FOR AN INTERNET CONNECTION OR 3G - each app comes pre-loaded with everything you need for offline translation.

The Ectaco U-Learn app for Android features 7 levels of training:

  • Time
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Foodstuffs
  • Transport
  • Shopping
  • General Phrases

This week only!
Order any ECTACO U-Learn app for Android listed below for a special promo price of only $19.95!



Promo price:
U-Learn: Learn Arabic On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Chinese On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Czech On-The-Go (for native English speakers) $19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Farsi On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn French On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn German On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn German On-The-Go (for native Russian speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Italian On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Japanese On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Korean On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Polish On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Portuguese On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Romanian On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Russian On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Russian On-The-Go (for native German speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Spanish On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Ukrainian On-The-Go (for native English speakers) $19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn Vietnamese On-The-Go (for native English speakers)$19.95Buy now
Promo price:
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Arabic speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Chinese speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Czech speakers) $19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Farsi speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native French speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native German speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Italian speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Japanese speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Korean speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Polish speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Portuguese speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Romanian speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Russian speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Spanish speakers)$19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Ukrainian speakers) $19.95Buy now
U-Learn: Learn English On-The-Go (for native Vietnamese speakers)$19.95Buy now
Ectaco Releases Free Universal Translator Software Apps for All Android Devices February 6, 2013

Ectaco Inc., the world leader in language translation and learning technology, is proud to present a whole suite of free apps for Android which does not require an Internet connection and allows instant bi-directional translation between different languages. Both bilingual and multilingual versions of the Ectaco Universal Translator apps have been released and are currently available for free download from Google Play.

The free Universal Translator software includes the following features:

  • Bilingual dictionary
  • Bi-directional translation
  • Part-of-speech labels
  • Transcriptions
  • Instant search that gives suggestions as you type
  • Quick reverse translation for any entry
  • Change the translation direction simply by tapping a button
  • Quick access to adjacent words when viewing translations
  • History function to view and select words that have been translated
  • Integrated support for the Bluetooth C-Pen scanner for text input

Check out the full list of Ectaco UT apps currently available for free download:

39-language Universal Translator 39 LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Arabic Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Chinese Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Farsi Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> French Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> German Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Hebrew Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Italian Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Polish Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Portuguese Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Russian Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Spanish Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Tagalog Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD
English <-> Vietnamese Translator LiteFREE DOWNLOAD

For a limited time, you can also order the FULL versions of the Ectaco Universal Translator apps for only $4.95/$9.95! The full versions feature True Voice human pronunciation of all words included in the apps.

This price is available this week only for the apps listed below, which can be purchased directly from Google Play.

39-language Universal Translator 39Regular price: $9.95
English <-> Arabic TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Chinese TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Farsi TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> French TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> German TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Hebrew TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Italian TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Polish TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Portuguese TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Russian TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Spanish TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Tagalog TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
English <-> Vietnamese TranslatorRegular price: $4.95
Double your reading speed with Ectaco English Speed Reading for Android! January 22, 2013

Ectaco is happy to present the perfect system for those who want to read and understand text at blazing speeds– the English Speed Reading App for Android provides an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use training suite.

With our three-part and four-level course, you will be trained to:

  • Use your peripheral vision effectively to quickly grasp large text portions
  • Increase the speed of perception by means of tachistoscopic recognition
  • Read sample texts with visual aids for accelerating your current reading speed to an even greater rate

The course is comprised of four levels:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

Additional sections include:

  • Training to start from the beginning or to resume practicing from where you left off
  • Exercises to choose training tasks of your own accord
  • Testing to evaluate your current reading speed
  • Statistics to check your speed reading progress

Buy now the Ectaco English Speed Reading for Android for only $9.95!

Scan and Translate Text and Images Instantly with the New Magic Pen Scanner by Ectaco! December 27, 2012

Ectaco, Inc., the world leader in portable language learning and translation technology is happy to present a brand new tool for scanning and translating - the LingvoSoft Talking Text Translator for Windows bundled up with a MagicScan scanner. This amazing new solution allows scanning entire texts and translating them both ways. Simply swipe this Ectaco MagicScan over a line of text and have it translated on your PC immediately.

LingvoSoft Talking Text Translator Features:

  • The latest vocabulary base which includes technical, medical, legal and other specialized terms
  • Customizable font style and size
  • Multilingual interface with a choice of English, French, German, Spanish or Russian languages
  • Automated cut and paste translation
  • Tools panel in every window
  • Automatic highlighting of untranslatable or unrecognized words
  • Saves original text and translations in separate files

Ectaco Magic Scan Scanner – Your Personal Graphic Communicator

Pick up text and pictures almost anywhere and have them uploaded directly to your computer, it’s that easy! This portable scanner is a perfect tool for anyone looking to convert print to digital. It’s quick, hassle free, and fits right into your pocket.
SCAN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING IN A MATTER OF SECONDS!

Main Features:

  • 300dpi Magic Scan Scanner
  • Quick and efficient scanning
  • Easy to use functions
  • Lightweight and portable, carry it with you anywhere
  • New style mini Scanner
  • Over 27 languages supported
  • Insert scanned photos to your PC automatically
  • Communication direct, Picture direct, OCR direct modes
  • Scan pictures and insert them directly into MS, Yahoo, Skype and QQ on your computer
  • You can share your every moment and ideas with friends using pictures and drawings
Ectaco Magic Scan models are currently available at special promotional prices.
Order any model listed below for only $119.95!


Ectaco Magic Scan English <-> French Text Translator and Scanner Buy now
Ectaco Magic Scan English <-> German Text Translator and Scanner Buy now
Ectaco Magic Scan English <-> Italian Text Translator and Scanner Buy now
Ectaco Magic Scan English <-> Polish Text Translator and Scanner Buy now
Ectaco Magic Scan English <-> Portuguese Text Translator and Scanner Buy now
Ectaco Magic Scan English <-> Russian Text Translator and Scanner Buy now
Ectaco Magic Scan English <-> Spanish Text Translator and Scanner Buy now
Ectaco Releases the First Offline Text Translation Software for European Languages on All Android Devices. November 15, 2012

Ectaco,Inc., the world leader in language translation and learning technology, has recently released an entire set of brand new offline software for Android which allows translating whole sentences and even entire paragraphs of text between English and most European languages including French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

Ectaco's research and development team has been working on a mobile solution that would not require any Internet connection and would allow users translate anything they typed or copied and pasted into the program. As time passed, many products were released gaining in functionality with each new version which resulted in a stand alone text translating program for Android - Ectaco Offline Talking Text Translator.

The new bidirectional Text Translation app for Android is a must-have for anyone looking to communicate with foreign language speakers who do not speak English or look to translate texts in everyday situations. Not only can you type in anything you want, the smart app will also speak the translation back to you in the target language using the most advanced Text-To-Speech voice synthesis.

The main features include:

  • Offline translation of texts
  • Fully updated and comprehensive vocabulary database
  • Automated cut and paste translation
  • 'Start translation automatically' function for instant translation as you type
  • Ability to change the translation direction at a touch of a button
  • Ability to change the contents of the original text and its translation

This week only you may order any of the Ectaco Talking Text Translators listed below for a special promotional price of only $59.95.

Ectaco English <-> French Full Text Translator for Android Special price: $59.95 Order now
Ectaco English <-> German Full Text Translator for Android Special price: $59.95 Order now
Ectaco English <-> Italian Full Text Translator for Android Special price: $59.95 Order now
Ectaco English <-> Polish Full Text Translator for Android Special price: $59.95 Order now
Ectaco English <-> Portuguese Full Text Translator for Android Special price: $59.95 Order now
Ectaco English <-> Russian Full Text Translator for Android Special price: $59.95 Order now
Ectaco English <-> Spanish Full Text Translator for Android Special price: $59.95 Order now
Ectaco, Inc., the world leader in portable language learning and translation technology, is proud to present a whole new set of the WORLD’S FIRST FREE SPEECH ECTACO Partner LUX electronic translators that are now available for the most popular European languages. November 09, 2012

Ectaco, Inc., the world leader in portable language learning and translation technology, is proud to present a whole new set of the WORLD'S FIRST FREE SPEECH ECTACO Partner LUX electronic translators that are now available for the most popular European languages.

The new LUX models have been released for Czech, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish with more language combinations to come every month.

You can now freely speak whatever you want in any of these languages, and be understood. An Android device powerful enough to translate what you want, where you want, any time you want. That's what over 22 years of research and development has led up to.

The ECTACO Partner LUX features the following:

  • Free Speech Translation
  • Compatibility with Android OS
  • Hi-Res Screen and Wi-Fi
  • Full Text Translator with voice output
  • Interactive Language Teacher system with speech recognition
  • Extensive Talking Dictionary and PhraseBook with human pronunciation
  • ECTACO® Market – get additional language combinations for your Partner LUX
  • Talking Picture Dictionary with pronunciation for all words
  • UT183 Cross Translator for 183 languages all built-in
  • And much more!

Check out the great new Partner LUX models listed below:

Regular Price Member's price
English <-> Czech ECTACO Partner LUX $499.95 $449.95 Buy now
English <-> French ECTACO Partner LUX $499.95 $449.95 Buy now
English <-> German ECTACO Partner LUX $499.95 $449.95 Buy now
English <-> Italian ECTACO Partner LUX $499.95 $449.95 Buy now
English <-> Polish ECTACO Partner LUX $499.95 $449.95 Buy now
English <-> Portuguese ECTACO Partner LUX $499.95 $449.95 Buy now
English <-> Russian ECTACO Partner LUX $499.95 $449.95 Buy now
English <-> Spanish ECTACO Partner LUX $499.95 $449.95 Buy now

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Ectaco, Inc. JetBook Mini - A Great Corporate Gift For A Low Price September 27, 2012

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 - With the holidays fast approaching, Ectaco, Inc., the world's leader in portable language learning and translation technology, is offering a special promotion for their one of best-selling item the jetBook Mini for an extremely low price! The jetBook mini is an extremely popular corporate gift and Ectaco provides additional discounts for bulk orders before the Holiday season.

The jetBook Mini offers the great features of the jetBook family – ultra crisp 5" reflective TFT screen technology with instant page turns, multiple language support and portability – plus a new look and 90 hours of continuous reading time on a single set of 4AAA Energizer batteries.

The jetBook Mini brings a new feel with a stylish design, pocket size, variety of colors and light weight (just 5.7 ounces), making it the lightest eReader in the world and easy to carry in your pocket. A new all-way reading angle now allows users to read in 4 different directions with notable features that include an option for Line Spacing, Line Breaking, 6 Different Font Sizes and language support. It is for these reasons that makes the Ectaco jetBook Mini a great new corporate gift; where you can load your company content and other materials and give them away to your best employees for Christmas.

For more information on this product please visit www.jetbookmini.com or contact Boris Krol, Product Manager, at 800-784-8444 Ext 204.

Ectaco Dictionary and Phrasebook available for Android users August 27, 2012

Ectaco Inc. is a company dedicated to breaking the barrier of language, due to their translation devices and software. And now, in honor of the upcoming Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah, they would like to bridge the language gap even more by offering the Ectaco English/Yiddish Dictionary and Phrasebook FREE for Android users.

In the age of technology, it is unheard of to not own at least one Android device; whether it be a smartphone, tablet, Nexus etc… And now Ectaco has decided to honor those who wish to become more connected to their Jewish heritage right before this holiday by offering this software for FREE for the first time ever! This offer will become available two weeks before Rosh Hashanah begins, and it will not only last through the holiday, but permanently. This FREE program by Ectaco offers a database which is more extensive than any other in its class. The vocabulary on this software is extensive, and the functions are easy and meaningful. David Lubinitsky, Ectaco CEO, says “We hope this will give more people a chance to master the native language of their parents and grandparents."

It was not long ago that many thought the Yiddish language was outdated and had no future among Jewish descendants, however, the increasing demand for information on the language and interest in the language itself is proving otherwise. Many people who speak Yiddish would like their children to know the language as well, in the hopes of keeping the language alive. But it has become more than that. The passing on of the Yiddish language from generation to generation will become something of a tradition. It would be a terrible sadness to lose this historical language with today’s older generation. Therefore, it is not only with a fierce necessity to carry on an almost extinct language, but with a love for familial traditions and shared understanding. Also, today’s younger generation has developed an interest in learning the language of their grandparents and ancestors. It is with the hope of maintaining this interest and preserving the Yiddish language that Ectaco has decided to make this language-learning software so readily-available and accessible to all.

To download this FREE software onto your Android device, simply go to Ectaco website

http://www.ectaco.com/Ectaco-Talking-Dictionary-English-Yiddish-for-Android/ and
http://www.ectaco.com/Talking-Phrasebook-ENG-YID-for-Android/

or find it in Google play store https://play.google.com/store

For more information on this product or any other Ectaco product please visit http://www.ectaco.com or contact Boris Krol, Product Manager, at 800-784-8444 Ext 204.

The Ectaco jetBook Color Receives a Significant Firmware Update Driven By Customer Feedback and Reviews July 30, 2012

Ectaco,Inc., the world leader in educational eReader and linguistic technology has released a major update for the jetBook Color eBook reader. This update injects the jetBook Color with more features, functions and optimizations.

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Completely unique, the jetBook Color is the only eReader in the world specifically designed for use in the educational market and is the first device in mass production using the eye-friendly color E Ink screen. Packed with over 35 applications (programs) for learning and freedom to download eTextbooks from almost anywhere, the jetBook Color is already a must-have for schools looking to save money by offering affordable tools and textbook material. An interactive SAT preparation course, complete language teaching program, talking dictionaries, language translators, a graphing calculator and math/science reference guides are just a few things included on the device. A full description of the jetBook Color can be found on http://www.jetbookcolor.com

Educators crave autonomy of content and the jetBook Color delivers in a big way. The newly added Atom Pub feature allows a teacher to share class material with a student instantly via Wi-Fi. All class documents can be placed on the school server for easy access allowing books to be organized any way the educator sees fit like by course or grade level. Students can then select their classes or grade and download all the books instantly to their jetBook Color.

Also, the jetBook Color is fully compatible with the C-Pen scanner, a handheld tool which allows you to scan printed material and have it read aloud to you, translated to a different language, or even uploaded and stored on the jetBook Color. Users will also find a landscape mode, a 'clear all' button for in-book annotations and even a key-lock feature. A quick switch feature will allow the customer to easily navigate between two texts they are reading simultaneously. The interface of the jetBook Color can be viewed in one of 17 different languages, this is huge for international students and educators.

Numerous agencies have seen the product in action including the Department of Defense Educational Activity, United States Military, United States Air force, as well as hundreds of schools and universities all over the globe.

The needs of students and teachers are ever-changing; as such the jetBook Color will receive multiple firmware revisions/updates in the months to come. All of these updates are available online and no additional cost to the customer.

"The customers always provide invaluable feedback which we often use in development", states David Lubinitsky, CEO, Ectaco,Inc. when asked about the consumers role in this update. "The education of America's youth is at stake here, paying extreme attention to detail is a priority with the jetBook Color"

Contact Jerry Cimadomo at Jerry(at)ectaco.com or 718-728-6110 for further information.

Say Hello to the World’s First Free Speech Translator – ECTACO Partner LUX! June 20, 2012

Translate anything. Those were the words used when the Partner LUX was being designed. They proved to create the most powerful Android operated English <-> Russian talking electronic translator and language learning system in the world!

This multifunctional learning device has everything you need for Language Learning, Language Studies, Entertainment, Internet, Social Networking, News, Foreign Language Communication, Reading and Games.

Moreover, you can now freely speak whatever you want, and be understood. An Android device powerful enough to translate what you want, where you want, any time you want. That’s what over 22 years of research and development has led up to.

The English <-> Russian Ectaco Partner LUX is the most advanced unit ever created while maintaining a user friendly interface, touchscreen, and a full QWERTY convertible keyboard.

You can also download additional Ectaco language applications directly from the Ectaco website with more than 250,000 free apps available via 1 Mobile Market to the Ectaco Partner LUX electronic translator.

Click here for more information…



Ectaco jetBook Color Gets Custom Fitted for the Department of Defense April 03, 2012

Ectaco, Inc., the world leader in portable translation technology, has tailored its education oriented jetBook Color with exceptional security features for the Department of Defense. These features are designed to eliminate access to the device by anyone other than the specified user, and promote a complete standalone unit safe for travel and use within the DoD.

The jetBook Color is the only touchscreen Color E Ink eBook Reader in the world. It’s also the only one that promotes the idea of “healthy reading" by using ambient light to produce color. The most important part of the DoD project was to customize the security features making the unit completely impenetrable by third party access and applications. By eliminating the WiFi option, microphone, and a few other features, the device becomes solely accessible by the user only. An additional partition was added as a security measure that disallows the transfer of any documents on the jetBook Color to any other device - meaning that anything on the unit cannot be taken off the unit unless deleted. This ensures that confidential documents stay in their rightful place. The features added were based on special request as the iPad and other Android devices were not capable of providing such safety measures.

The Department of Defense has a reputation of being at the forefront of safety and security. By using the jetBook Color in their divisions they'll continue the trend. Instead of lugging important paper documents, personnel can be equipped with units weighing just 1 pound and capable of storing every document needed – securely. Users will also have the ability of using the jetBook Color as a notebook where they can freely write on the screen using a supplied stylus that fits into the device. This methodology eliminates the loss of vital notes and paperwork.

"With the products we developed specifically for the Department of Defense in the past, it was inevitable to introduce our newest jetBook Color", states David Lubinitsky, CEO, Ectaco, Inc. "The added security features make this the only device safe and protected enough to be used by the DoD."

Contact Greg Stetson at greg@ectaco.com or 718-728-6110 for further information. Ectaco’s GSA Contract Number is: GS-35F-0218R

Firmware update for the jetBook mini November 10, 2010

With only a month after the release we listened to your ideas and have an update already! Get it now for your jetBook® mini on the official site www.jetbookmini.com! If you don't have one yet, now is the best time to treat yourself with the smallest and fastest eBook reader to date. Order now the newest ECTACO jetBook® mini as a perfect gift for your family and friends at only $99.95! The update can now be downloaded online at www.jetbookmini.com.

What's New In This Update (v.0.2.6):
  • Faster and better formatted screen rotation
  • System messages updated
  • New expanded SD Card support
  • Minor bug fixes
Click here to find the detailed instructions on how to update your jetBook!
Ectaco Inc. equips entire schools in Ukraine with the jetBook eReader - replacing old and heavy textbooks October 20, 2010 CONTACTS: Greg Stetson
Corporate Communications
Ectaco, Inc.
(718) 728-6110 ext. 212
greg@ectaco.com

New York, New York – 20, October 2010 – Ectaco Inc., the world’s leader in portable language learning and translation technology, is giving book lovers more choice and greater value in dedicated eBook Reading devices with the addition of the jetBook-mini for just $99. The new jetBook mini, recently revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair and Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong, offers the great features of the jetBook family – ultra crisp 5" reflective TFT screen technology with instant page turns, multiple language support and portability – plus a new look and 90 hours of continuous reading time on a single set of 4AAA Enegizer batteries.

The jetBook mini brings a new feel with a stylish design, pocketable size, variety of colors and light weight (just 5.7 ounces), making it the lightest eReader in the world and easy to carry in your pocket. A new all-way reading angle now allows users to read in 4 different directions with notable features that include an option for Line Spacing, Line Breaking, 6 Different Font Sizes and language support.

"With all our jetBook fans’ advice, we decided to create the lightest, most versatile, fully functioning eBook Reader to date, while offering the lowest possible price" said David Lubinitsky, CEO, Ectaco Inc. "The new design makes the jetBook mini weigh only 5.7 oz., less than any other eReader while maintaining its high speed and even greater choice in content. There is no limit to how users can customize their jetBook mini through languages, folders, books and a new line of colors."

With up and coming authors in mind, Ectaco invites writers to send in their own written material for a chance to have the writings loaded to every jetBook sold. Famous science fiction writer Robert Sawyer has graciously added his short stories to the mix which will now be available for all jetBook users to read and enjoy at no cost. All writers can contact greg@ectaco.com for more information on how to get their book on to the jetBook.

For more information visit www.jetbookmini.com or contact Greg Stetson at 718 728 6110 ext. 212 or greg@ectaco.com.

Ectaco Inc. equips entire schools in Ukraine with the jetBook eReader - replacing old and heavy textbooks October 14, 2010

New York, New York – October 13, 2010 – Ectaco Inc., the world’s leader in portable language learning and the manufacturer of the jetBook eReader announced today that it’s participating in a technological breakthrough in Ukraine by replacing old textbooks in city schools with the jetBook.

Starting in Kharkov and organized by the Kharkov municipality with the Ministry of Education in Ukraine, the shift from print books to an all electronic book format will take the schools into the future of reading and studying. Students will no longer experience trouble with heavy backpacks or lose their place while reading again. The jetBook eReader weighs only 5.8 ounces, can store thousands of textbooks, and has superior functions that help students find texts, words, and jump to pages instantly.

"The Ministry of Education in Ukraine has a great potential to advance the learning ethics of students" says Alex Rabinovich, jetBook Marketing Manager for Ectaco Europe, "Therefore, we’re highly pleased that Ukraine has become one of the first countries in the world to launch such a project. We are excited to participate in this initiative with the Kharkov municipality, as the innovation policy in education will aid both students and teachers."

Ectaco Inc. has over 20 years of experience in developing electronic dictionaries, speech to speech translators, and language learning devices for the consumer market as well as the Army and other government agencies in the United States. As of 2006, the company expanded and began developing eReaders. They successfully launched 3 generations including the jetBook, jetBook LITE, and jetBook mini that are being used in schools all around the US.

www.prweb.com July 13, 2010

ECTACO Inc. Announces Adobe DRM Support for Their JetBook and jetBook LITE eBook Reader with New Language Additions and Library Downloads. Ectaco Inc. has now added Adobe DRM to all jetBooks and jetBook LITES to provide users with virtually unlimited download capacity from the most popular eBookstores and even local public libraries.

Asian languages support for jetBook May 6, 2010

We are glad to inform all those who are interested in our technical endeavors that from now on our jetBook eBook Reader also supports 4 Asian languages - Arabic, Farsi, Vietnamese and Hebrew - in addition to the vast collection of European languages it has been supporting.

We are trying to do our absolute best at providing the most comfortable reading experience to our customers from different regions and of different cultures as well as to any language enthusiast. The diligent work of our research and development center has made it possible to add these wonderful features, which, to our knowledge, are not yet available on other readers of the markets.

insurethiscar.net April 23, 2010

Ectaco jetBook and jetBook Lite
When I became interested in buying an ebook reader, the first thing I discovered was that there are a mountain of choices out there, and which one was best for me was not immediately clear. Ectaco jetBook, Kindle, SONY and most recently the Apple iPad, among others, all offer excellent digital readers with varying feature sets, costing from around $150 to over $1000. With that kind of price range, there just had to be some significant differences between them. I finally settled on the jetBook, and here’s why; what I wanted to do, primarily, was read books. And, if possible, listen to my digital music library while doing so.

Hak5.org January 13, 2010

Episode 622 – CES 2010 Part 1: Gaming Gadgets, ebooks, smartphones & set-top boxes (video, 24,5 Mb). At the Consumer Electronics Show in 2010, Darren and Shannon bring you their first impressions of the hottest gadgets to tickle their technolust. Stay tuned for gaming netbooks, open source set-top boxes, low-end and high-end ebook readers, hybrid gaming controllers / musical instruments and Linux lovin’ smartphones.

No lie we love inexpensive gadgets. Even better when they do one thing and do it well. That’s exactly what we found when we picked up Ectaco’s jetBook-Lite. Supporting ePub, Mobi, PDF, the DRM-laden PDB from Barnes & Noble and more this 5? ebook reader sports some unique features.

www.GottaBeMobile.ca January 12, 2010

CES 2010: 14 second with jetBook
Okay, I tried to spend some time with each of the hot eReaders at CES, but there were plenty of others on display, more than I could possibly spend time with. So I decided to pick one other to check out and the one that caught my eye was the jetBook. Unfortunately, I had burnt up too much camera battery before getting to them, so I only got 14 seconds for a back and front view and pricing. I feel bad about that, but I was impressed by their angle in the eReader game, aiming for affordability and simple operation. While everyone else is duking it out in the high end of the market with fancier hardware, stuffing in as many features as they can, these guys are trying to make the eReader for everyone else.

www.marketnews.ca January 10, 2010

CES 2010: E-Readers Galore
As suspected, electronic book readers are a hot item at the show, with plenty of models within the dedicated ebook section, as well as more spread throughout the show floor. The jetBook lite is a standard-sized ebook reader that's powered by two AA batteries. Which adds a little bulk on the back, but still affords easy gripping. It comes wit 100 MB of memory built-in, but can accept memory cards up to 32 GB in capacity. It's coolest feature is a subtle one: a small slider button on the left side that you simply push down on with your thumb to flip to the next page. Another cool function: it has a built-in accelerometer so that you can view text in widescreen mode as well if preferred.

Devicemag.com October 20, 2009

Ectaco jetBook Lite eBook reader to sell for less than $150
The Frankfurt Book Fair witnessed the unveiling of Ectaco's second eBook reader. Christened jetBook Lite, the new eBook reader will soon hit stores in the United States and will sell for a price of just under $150. What we like about the jetBook Lite is that it exactly knows what we want. Built to support a range of language options, be it English, German, Spanish, Russian, or Polish, the jetBook Lite is most likely to arrive at Barnes & Noble.

www.geardiary.com March 9, 2009

Ectaco jetBook Universal Portable Reading Device Review
Great size, very portable; extremely easy to operate; large screen with lots of viewing options; multiple language support; pre-loaded with a diverse virtual library of classics and information; easy to download even more reading material from several free eBook sites.

BOOKWORM ALERT February 2009

Travel Companion, SWISS Magazine (pdf)
The jetBook gives you a library's worth of reading in a device the size of a paperback. As well as 40 preloaded classics and a handy dictionary, the jetBook will accommodate over 100 books that are available from various websites, as well as photos or MP3 music files. All in all, this ultra-useful travel mate will hold up to 1,000 books; and with its battery life of 20 hours, it'll keep the keenest reader happy even on a long-haul flight.

ECTACO SIGNS HISTORIC DEAL WITH FRY'S AND NEWEGG November 25, 2008

ECTACO Jetbook Review
ECTACO, Inc. has just signed a remarkable distribution deal that is set to make the company's jetBook eBook Reader the most widely used portable electronic library ever.

Tech From an eBooker’s Viewpoint July 27, 2008

ECTACO Jetbook Review
Earlier this month my husband and I went on our first cruise. In my effort to pack lightly I only took one tech gadget with me and of course that was an eBook reader. I wanted something small, light, but with enough screen space. I decided to take me latest acquisition the Jetbook. Here’s my take on the reader along with some photos...

www.mobileread.com May 15, 2008

ECTACO Jetbook Review
In March of this year (2008) ECTACO released a new electronic book reading device, the Jetbook. Previously a company that produced electronic translation devices, ECTACO put that experience to good use to design and build their Jetbook. ECTACO took a different approach to the recent entries in the market which use the relatively new eInk screens. The Jetbook uses a reflexive LCD screen. The LCD screen, is similar to an LCD monitor or television but does not contain an internal back light. Instead it relies on ambient light reflected from the screen for its display. The screen looks similar to those you might see on a calculator or watch.

Mobilitysite.com March 24, 2008

New jetBook eBook Reader from ECTACO
jetBook is an incredibly sophisticated eBook reader with a built-in mp3 player that allows users to listen to AudioBooks as well as keep up with their reading. Preloaded with translating dictionaries, you can simultaneously enjoy a good book, improve your vocabulary by looking up and translating any words you want, listen to your favorite audio files and check out photos — all in the same device! With an incredibly simple to read, large 5-inch, high-resolution display that is easy on the eyes, users can now read for hours without the eyestrain that comes from ordinary computer screens. And those with trouble reading normal-sized print books will benefit from the different fonts and sizes you can change to instantly. Weighing in at a remarkable 7 ounces, the super-slim device fits easily in the palm of your hand for a truly comfortable reading experience.

NewsBlaze March 24, 2008

New jetBook(R) eBook Reader from ECTACO Set to Change the Way We Read Forever
An astonishing new gadget has just been released by ECTACO Inc., the NY-based electronics giant, that will change the way we read forever! Known for making award-winning handheld translators that have done more than any other company for taking translation, travel and learning into the 21st century, ECTACO has now unveiled a device that is set to do the same for reading. Kiss your old-fashioned, dusty library goodbye and say hello to the jetBook(R) -- the clean, smart, eco-friendly way to read. Get ready to have more space on your shelves at home, in your luggage when you travel, and on your bedside table too.

tgdaily March 24, 2008

Product news roundup Monday, March 24: Plextor hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD drives, Alienware quad-core PC
Ectaco JetBook eBook reader: A new eBook reader with integrated MP3 player that lets you listen to audio books. Comes with a 5" grayscale display, SD card slot and internal Li-ion polymer battery. Price: $350.

Geek.com March 24, 2008

ECTACO's jetBook: Yet Another eBook Reader
Look out Sony and Amazon; there's a new eBook reader maker in town. NY-based ECTACO, known for manufacturing handheld translators, is dipping its toes into the electronic reader pool with the jetBook. Announced today, the jetBook is an eBook reader with a built-in MP3 player that comes preloaded with an English dictionary and translating dictionaries. It has a 5-inch, high-resolution TFT display (smaller than both the Sony Reader and Kindle), but weighing a mere 7 ounces (much lighter than the other competitive models).

Yahoo.com March 24, 2008

New jetBook(R) eBook Reader from ECTACO Set to Change the Way We Read Forever
An astonishing new gadget has just been released by ECTACO Inc., the NY-based electronics giant, that will change the way we read forever! Known for making award-winning handheld translators that have done more than any other company for taking translation, travel and learning into the 21st century, ECTACO has now unveiled a device that is set to do the same for reading. Kiss your old-fashioned, dusty library goodbye and say hello to the jetBook(R) - the clean, smart, eco-friendly way to read. Get ready to have more space on your shelves at home, in your luggage when you travel, and on your bedside table too.

Gizmodo March 24, 2008

ECTACO's jetBook eBook Reader "Will Change the Way We Read Forever!"
According to ECTACO it won't be the Amazon Kindle or the Sony Reader that changes the way we read—it will be their new jetBook. Why? Well, first of all it is red and everyone knows that red is the color of learning. Second, it features a 5-inch, high-res TFT display, an MP3 player, bookmarking capability, multi-language support and an SD expansion slot.

PC Magazine March 24, 2008

ECTACO eBook Reader Takes on the Kindle
There's a new eBook reader maker in town. NY-based ECTACO, known for manufacturing handheld translators, is dipping its toes into the electronic reader pool with the jetBook. Announced today, the jetBook is an eBook reader with a built-in MP3 player that comes preloaded with an English dictionary and translating dictionaries.

Dvice.com March 24, 2008

Third choice of dedicated e-reading device rolls out: Ectaco jetBook
If the Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle ebook readers just aren’t doing it for you, now there’s a third choice, the Ectaco jetBook that rolled out today. While this $349.95 reader’s 5-inch screen is smaller than the Sony Reader or Kindle (both with 6-inch screens), its 7.5-ounce weight makes it easier to carry around than both the 9-oz Sony Reader and even heftier 10.3-oz Kindle.

DigitalTrends.com March 24, 2008

Ectaco jetBook Reader Takes on The Kindle?
Ectaco - known for building handheld translators - has announced its jetBook portable reader with a 5-inch display...but where are the books? Skepticism conitnues to surround Amazon's Kindle ebook reader, launched last November and heralded as a radical, game-changing re-invention of the book. Now New York's Ectaco, best known for building handheld language translators has decided to enter the electronic reader business with its jetBook. The jetBook features a 5-inch grayscale display, integrated bi-lingual dictionaries and multilingual support, an integrated MP3 player for listening to music and audio books, and an SD slot for loading content.

CrunchGear.com March 24, 2008

ECTACO jetBook eBook reader: BEHOLD THE FUTURE!
Here it is, you guys; the book of the future. It’s the $350 ECTACO jetBook — the “ultimate pocket library." It’s got a 5-inch screen yet “fits perfectly in the palm of your hand." My what an enormous palm you have, sir. It’s got a cool translation feature wherein you can translate snippets of text between English and Russian and Polish. You can also play MP3 files as background music and there’s an SD slot for really filling the thing up.

I4U News March 24, 2008

jetBook eBook Reader Promises to Change How we Read Forever
ECTACO released a new product today called the jetBook eBook reader. The device is described as an incredibly sophisticated eBook reader with a built-in MP3 player that allows users to listen to audio books and read text materials as well.

Engadget.com March 24, 2008

ECTACO's jetBook reader will purportedly change your life
ECTACO wants you to know something: it's about to change the way you read... forever! That's right, as we journey into the future, nothing will ever be the same about books, reading, or reading books. According to the company, its jetBook reader will allow you to, "Kiss your old-fashioned, dusty library goodbye," and you can rest easy because, "Not a single tree was cut down to make it!" The "completely amazing" bright red device houses a 5-inch grayscale display, and features multi-language support, bookmarking ability, playback of MP3 files, and an SD slot.

World Traveler Review March 17, 2008 (English, Russian)
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