You may not be fluent in 112 languages, but this portable translator is


Get text or spoken translations from 112 languages in an instant with this scanner.
This text and speech translator may be able to read faster than you.
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Traveling abroad might be intimidating at first, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Just a few years ago, if you wanted to talk to someone in another language, you’d either have to spend months studying or cling to a dictionary and try your best.

Now, you can land in another country and use the Newyes Scan Reader Pen 3 to read or live-translate in another language for you. For a limited time, this portable language translator is on sale for $124.99 (regularly $199).

Translate up to 112 languages in text or speech

If you look at a chunk of text in another language, you might be able to guess some of its meaning. If you’re looking at a dinner menu, cognates and pictures might even get you to order something you don’t immediately regret.

But what about when there are no pictures or words that sound like English? With the Scan Reader Pen, you can simply scan virtually any text and get a written or spoken translation in a fraction of a second.

This language scanner can translate 112 languages and recognize 3,000 characters per minute, faster than the average adult reading speed. That means you can practically read like you were born speaking another language. It also means people with dyslexia can listen to a passage they’re struggling with. And if you’re a student studying abroad, the pen might even help you connect with native-speaking peers a bit easier.

This pen isn’t just a scanner. You also can record yourself speaking and play a translated audio message for someone. It could make all the difference when asking a question abroad. So if you want to order dinner without fumbling through a menu, whip out the Scan Reader Pen to listen to the answer and get it translated back to you.

Save on the Newyes Scan Reader Pen 3 translator

Move past the language barrier with a device that can fit in your pocket. For a limited time, you can get a Newyes Scan Reader Pen 3 text-to-speech OCR multilingual translator for $124.99 (regularly $199).

Prices subject to change.


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