Does Anybody Use Handheld E-Dictionaries?

Does Anybody Use Handheld E-Dictionaries?

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Taryn Williford
Aug 27, 2008

The writer in me wants to fly to Japan to shell out the Yen for this electronic dictionary. The rest of me, however realizes that I haven't owned or used an electronic dictionary since grade school. The new Udea Expert 300W by JCHyun is the world's first multimedia e-dictionary to have wi-fi, Bluetooth and an FM radio, but we don't really need any of those things from our dictionary.

Powered by Windows CE 5.0 Professional, the 10.6-ounce clamshell won a red dot design award this year. It features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 2GB internal storage, SD card expansion slot (up to 8GB), TV-Out, stereo speakers, USB host (mass storage, HDD, and keyboard support), PDF viewer, and support for videos, music, Flash content, and photos. All of that in addition to, ya know... dictionary functions like spelling, definitions and translations in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish.

Not yet available in the states, but are you really gonna be biting at the bit to get one? C'mon guys, tell us: What has gone high-tech that really didn't need to?

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