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Review: Pocketalk “S” Voice / Camera Translator


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Here is our review of the Pocketalk “S” Voice / Camera Translator.

POCKETALK “S” is a multi-sensory, two-way translation device designed for conversations. 


  • 74 different languages
  • Sleek design with large touchscreen that provides a text translation for additional clarity
  • One-button translation for simpler translations in fewer steps
  • High quality noise-cancelling microphones and two powerful speakers
  • Text-to-translate camera instantly recognizes and translates text, the written word, and signs.
  • Conversion: computes exchanges for currency, length, width and temperature
  • Complimentary 2-year cellular data plan that provides coverage in over 130 countries/regions

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Pocketalk S, a charging cable and some manuals.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

If you ever visit countries and have trouble speaking the native language, or you just want some additional help the Pocketalk S is the device for you.

The Pocketalk “S” is very small and lightweight and fits nicely into your pocket or bag. When you are using it you hardly notice it’s there.

There is a built-in Sim card which provides 2 years worth of global roaming.

When you first switch it on you have to accept a few EULA’s and then connect to network, which is very quick and easy to do. You also have the option to connect to WiFi if you so wish.

To use the Pocketalk “S”, just hold down the round button on the front of the device. It will then translate what you have said into whichever language you have selected. You can also press the arrow on the screen to reverse the selection. For example, if you had chosen to translate English into Spanish, one tap changes it automatically to Spanish into English.

The Pocketalk “S” also has a built-in camera which can be used to translate signs, which is very useful! It can also be used to translate text, including menus and other written documents you might need to be able to read. You just take a picture and let the device do it’s thing. One really great thing is that you don’t have to select the language, the device will do that automatically.

There is a volume button on the side of the device – when you are in a quiet environment the device can seem very loud so you will probably want to adjust it.

Like most electronic devices there are updates to be done from time to time, so make sure that you are connected to WiFi and check regularly.

If you travel abroad then the Pocketalk “S” is a must have device for you pocket – you won’t regret it.

The Pocketalk “S” Voice / Camera Translator is available now priced around £249.

You can learn more from the Pocketalk website.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. I totally agree with your opinion about the Pocketalk I am a proud owner too and I have been using the Pocketalk (Gold) since I bought it last year. I’m looking forward for the accessories e.g. Pocketalk case, lanyard etc. (Ver handy for traveling)

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