I got TT Easy Trans a few months ago. It looked beautiful, but I honestly wasn’t sure it was going to work. A few trips and dozens upon dozens of conversations proved me wrong. TT Easy Trans is a phenomenal translator device that I wholeheartedly recommend.
OK, I was a little excited in that first paragraph, I’ll admit. But that’s just how I normally get when I buy a new gadget that actually works .
For those of you who don’t know, TT Easy Trans is a portable language translator device. It can help a person to translate something into a different language in real time. That way, they don’t have to go through the trouble of learning a whole new language before they travel or rely on pocket dictionaries all the time.
The shortest way I can describe TT Easy Trans is ‘beautiful.’ The white-and-silvery design choice was a stroke of genius by the manufacturer. It reminds me of an MP3 player that Apple never made but probably should have. Everything you might need is right there, and it includes a couple of buttons, as well as a USB port.
That’s what I love with my gadgets, honestly. I like them simple and sweet. And TT Easy Trans really has that sleek, appealing look that both men and women can enjoy. Oh, and it’s tiny; just tiny enough not to bother you when you carry it with you on a trip.
Let me take a brief moment to compare TT Easy Trans with its superior competitor, the Muama Enence translator.
Now, I’ve read dozens of Muama reviews, and I’m sure there are dozens more out there. But every single Muama Enence review states that this translator can handle over 40 languages. That seems like a lot, but there are still other translators that hold more than twice as that! The SSK Smart Language Translator for example, holds 86. Although, who really needs to know that many languages?
TT Easy Trans can actually go toe-to-toe with this translator when it comes to the number of languages. It can handle as many as 52 of them, and I’ll list them all below:
However, not all languages work well on this gadget. For example, languages like Basque, Bulgarian, Farsi, Galician, Hebrew, Slovenian, Lithuanian, and Zulu are only displayed as text. Unlike the Muama translator, you recieve the output in both audio and text, if you use your phone as well. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one with this issue, as I’ve seen other customers talk about it. But hopefully, we will get an update soon.
Using the translator takes three easy steps. First, we need to connect the device to our smartphone. We can do that via Bluetooth. Next, we download the appropriate app for the TT Easy Trans. If you’re using Android, like I am, you’ll need to find ‘TT Fayuo’ in the Google Play store. iPhone users will search for the same in the App Store.
Finally, when we enter the app, we wait for the little green indicator on the device to go off. Then we choose the two languages we need (our own and the target language), and we’re good to go.
And speaking of being good to go…
To test the device, I used it during my Balkan business trip. I specifically had to visit five countries and attend seminars regarding my line of work (for privacy sake, I won’t disclose what I do). The countries I visited were Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece.
One disclaimer before I continue — while I did visit these countries in the order I listed above, I won’t list my experiences with TT Easy Trans in that same order. What I’ll do is list the positive experiences first and the negative ones later.
When I was staying in Croatia, I was in the capital, Zagreb, and two other cities, Rijeka and Split. Of course, I didn’t really need my translator since a lot of people in the capital already speak English, and the other two cities are coastal tourist centers.
Nevertheless, I used the TT Easy Trans everywhere I could, and it worked like a charm. Quite a few locals actually approached me while I was using it with shopkeepers to ask me where they could buy one.
During my stay in Serbia, I was in Belgrade (the capital) and three other cities, those being Niš, Novi Sad, and Čačak. Interestingly, I only had to use the device extensively in the last city I listed. Not too many people in Čačak speak English fluently, but they apparently love new technology. They couldn’t get enough of my TT Easy Trans! I especially loved using it in restaurants and bars, where I had amazing food and grade-A alcohol.
And since we’re on the subject of food and alcohol…
Unlike in other countries, I wasn’t staying in the Greek capital of Athens. In fact, I was only visiting a small spa town of Loutraki. A lot of people I met in Serbia actually recommended this place for rest and relaxation. So I went there, and whenever I could, I used the TT Easy Trans.
Since it’s a spa town, I mainly used the device outside when I was asking for directions. It worked perfectly, and interestingly, I experienced no glitches during my entire stay there.
Of course, using the device in restaurants was awesome, especially during traditional Greek Nights. I laughed my face off when it tried to translate a traditional folk song word for word.
As I mentioned before, the TT Easy Trans doesn’t have a voice option for these two languages. So, during my stay in Ljubljana and Celje (Slovenia), as well as Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, and Yambol (Bulgaria), I had to rely on text.
Now, the text translation was fine, but it took me a lot longer to actually talk to people than usual. In fact, since Slovenia was the first country I visited, I was close to giving up on TT Easy Trans altogether. But my experience in Croatia stayed my hand from doing so.
I’ll start with the cons. Most people will claim that Muama Enence beats out TT Easy Trans on all fronts (even the price of the device is convenient). But to me, the biggest cons of this portable translator are volume control and the lack of an offline option.
TT Easy Trans works perfectly when it’s connected to my smartphone, but on its own, it’s just a piece of plastic. And honestly, that seems to be a problem with a large number of online-only translators . Also, even though the volume control IS a part of TT Easy Trans, it doesn’t work as well as with other handheld translators.
But the pros outweigh the cons. TT Easy Trans is versatile, portable, and it holds a lot of languages. Even the ones that just use text are well coordinated, and I’m sure that a future update will make them stand out. So, if you were to ask me which portable translator you should start with, I’d say TT Easy Trans without hesitation.
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