The electronic translator industry is currently experiencing a period of rapid growth. Manufacturers are innovating at an incredible pace and creating devices that make real-time translation not only feasible, but also, finally, almost as accurate as human translation.
With the advent of better technology at large (noise reducing microphones, smaller devices, better software, etc.) and AI, electronic translators have gone from adequate to outstanding. Unfortunately, the market is also swamped with bad translators— some can’t even be called proper translators; they are devices you attach to your smartphone and operate through an app (which sometimes contains malware). Other translators are decent, or even great, but you have to pay for SIM cards and expensive internet services overseas to be able to use them. What seemed like an inexpensive device suddenly turns into a money pit. That’s why we decided to rank translators based on:
Naturally, to be able to rank on our list, the device has to be an electronic translator, not a glorified speaker attached to your smartphone and operated through an app. So, without further ado, have a look at our list of some of the best electronic translators on the market today—you can be sure these translators are of good quality and come from reputable companies.