GETTING around a language barrier is one of the few downsides of being on holiday.
Whether it's trying to order food in a restaurant, or asking someone for directions, not knowing the language of the country you're in always makes life more difficult.
But there are ways around language barriers, especially thanks to the rise in translation technology over the last few years.
One of the latest innovations helping holidaymakers abroad is the NEWYES scan reader dictionary pen 3.0.
The pen can translate between 112 different languages, including both audio and text, making it useful for pretty much any trip abroad.
It is also capable of translating languages offline, meaning that users don't need to be connected to the internet at all times, which is useful when abroad and trying to avoid roaming costs.
Read More on Travel Gadgets
The £10 bag holidaymakers swear by when only travelling with hand luggage
Game-changing £9 item that lets you watch films on your phone during flight
The pen is crowd-funded and is designed to have lightning-fast translation speed.
While scanning text, it recognises up to 3,000 characters per minute and has a 0.3-second translation speed with up to 98 per cent accuracy.
Translations can also be saved for later, while audio files can be transferred to laptops via a built-in USB.
The NEWYES pen also has bluetooth connectivity so translations can be listened to on headphones.
Most read in News Travel
Summer holiday warning – easyJet says to expect more flight delays next year
The bizarre item on planes that you're actually banned from using
Inside the indoor theme park with 30 rides & record-breaking rollercoasters
We found a room behind a bookshelf in our Airbnb – we couldn’t believe it
The device usually for £169 on Amazon, where it has an overall rating of 4/5 stars.
One user said: "This scan reader is absolutely amazing, I’m not very technically minded but I find it very easy to use.
"I also tried the phonetic translation function which seems very handy as you can use it at any time, just literally grab and talk.
"The device can pick up and translate your words instantly."
Another reviewer wrote: "It is nothing short of brilliant. It's straightforward to use and fairly intuitive which is essential for those that need it to be able to get the most from it."
A third added: "Not only does this translate, but it records voice, scans, and does text to speech.
"It has a built in dictionary in 112 languages. It's perfect."
Read More on The Sun
I’m devastated after council ordered me to take down 30ft gold naked statue
Martin Lewis issues warning for couples over mistake that could mean losing cash
These are nine of the best travel gadgets available for holidaymakers.
Flight attendants swear by this £13 item for long-haul flights.
Source: Read Full Article