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101. Franklin TG-218 11 Language European
$26.59 list($49.95)
102. Franklin Touch File Pro Organizer
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103. Xircom Rex-3 Personal Organizer
104. Franklin DBD-2015 German-English
105. FRANKLIN CDR-2041
106. Franklin NIV-2004 Holy Bible-New
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107. Franklin Oxford Pagemark Dictionary,
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108. Franklin RF-8120 384K Palm Style
$82.45 list($329.00)
109. PalmOne V Connected Organizer
$50.00 list($29.99)
110. Xircom Rex-3 DS Organizer with
111. FRANKLIN COMP. VPD-2048
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112. Franklin TRE-400 Seven Language
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113. Franklin KID240 Speaking Homework
$159.95 list($99.99)
114. Franklin BES-1840 Speaking Spanish/English
$29.95 list($39.99)
115. Franklin Rolodex RF384k Organizer
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116. Seiko WP5402 American Heritage
117. Franklin Electronics ADI500822MCFA
$39.88
118. FRANKLIN German - English Dictionary
119. Franklin SCE-2049 Speaking Merriam-Webster's
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120. Franklin 2003 Stedman's Medical

101. Franklin TG-218 11 Language European Translator
list price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005LCU1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 27200
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Franklin's 11-language translator is the perfect, easy-to-use tool for anyone traveling to Europe. You can instantly look up 400,000 translations from and to English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, and Hungarian. The phonetic spell checker ensures the right word will be found even if you misspell it. There are also 11,000 conversational phrases available, categorized into topics like Doing Business, Travel and Directions, and Eating and Drinking.

The translator also has two classic games--Hangman and Quiz--a clock with alarm, a calculator with metric and currency conversions, and a Rolodex Electronics databank for names and phone numbers. ... Read more

Features

  • 400,000 translations to and from English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, and Hungarian
  • 11,000 categorized conversational phrases
  • Spell checking
  • Hangman and Quiz games
  • Also a calculator, clock, and contact information databank

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for everyday travelling but not serious study
As an American living in Europe, I have found this translator very useful. The comparatively large number of languages included ensures that I can communicate, on a basic level, in almost every country I visit. There are quite a few phrases included, and they are catagorized by situation (Emergencies, Dining, etc). However, I generally use the translator as a "point and talk" aid. It also helps when talking to people who speak a little English, but can't think of that "one word" they are trying to explain. The words in the databank are fairly extensive, but are, by no means, complete dictionaries.

Now, there are several drawbacks. This will not be helpful for those seriously studying a language. There are no genders, conjugation, or other grammatical aids. Also, the interface is somewhat difficult to use. To translate a word requires anywhere from 6 to 9 button pushes before you can enter the word. There is also no back light. The translator includes a databank, clock, currency converter, and some other features which I honestly have never used.

The bottom line is: If you want to be able to say "I want to eat dinner and stay in a nice hotel" in 11 languages, it is for you. If you want to compose an poem, or write a thesis on quantum physics in 11 languages...look elswhere. ... Read more


102. Franklin Touch File Pro Organizer
list price: $49.95
our price: $26.59
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Asin: B0002OP85Q
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 12090
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Features

  • Touch screen design
  • Backlight display, one touch function keys
  • Spell checker, foreign language phrases, 6-language translator, thesaurus
  • Extra line of alphabetic navigatoin tabs
  • USB PC sync included with free Intellisync software

103. Xircom Rex-3 Personal Organizer
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00000JFF1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 42104
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Rex-3 is the ultimate in compact design, heralded as the world's smallest connected organizer. It stores thousands of memos, to-do tasks, names, addresses, and more in a PDA the size of a credit card.

The Rex connects to your PC directly by inserting into a Type II PC card slot or through an optional docking station (not included) via the PC's serial port. The TrueSync CD-ROM provides software to manage tasks on your PC and synchronize them with the Rex.

Setting up the Rex itself is easy--just insert the batteries and follow the Rex's setup wizard. You navigate through the Rex's six organizer applications with five front-mounted push buttons. The applications are Calendar, Contacts, Memos, To Do, Time Zones (dual-clock alarm), and Preferences.

Unfortunately, you cannot enter names, phone numbers, or appointments directly through the Rex's keys; instead, you must use your PC for data entry and then synchronize. However, the menu-driven user interface is reasonably intuitive, and the printed documentation is easy to follow.

If small size is the most important feature you're seeking in a PDA, then the Rex-3 is a great choice.

Pros:

  • Amazingly small
  • Great value, low price
  • Can connect to a PC through a Type II PC slot or a serial port

Cons:

  • No backlight
  • Must enter data through a PC
  • Docking station not included
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Features

  • Credit-card size
  • Weighs just 1.4 ounces
  • 256 KB RAM, rated to store up to 3,000 entries
  • TrueSync desktop and synchronization software
  • Leather carrying case and batteries

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Why spend the $ on a Palm?
Most people use their Palms as address books. $... for an address book seems like a lot of $ to me.

The Rex is a fine electronic address book (and calendar, to do list, etc.). It fits easily in your shirt pocket and is easy to sync with a PC.

The only drawback is you have to enter the data in a PC and then sync it to the Rex - you can't enter data directly to the Rex. This is not a problem for me, but it may be important to some.

3-0 out of 5 stars reveiw of rex
this pice of equipment is very helpful just hook it up to your pc upload your day and your on the go. If you have troble organizing your day this is the item for you. I always had troble remembering things until I got this item

5-0 out of 5 stars What you get is much more than what you see!
This device has solved one problem for me superbly. How can I maintain a truly pocket-sized notebook of appointments, names, and addresses, without ever having to re-write the entries when it comes time to replace it, because of age or space? More popular PDAs, like the Palm Pilots, are just too cumbersome: You either carry it on your belt, in a brief case, in your coat pocket (if you wear a coat), or in another notebook! I would rather copy my entries by hand into my pocket-sized Week-At-A-Glance (paper) organizer, or transfer pages with paper clips.

Unlike these more cumbersome PDAs, I can carry the REX-3 almost anywhere in my shirt or pants pocket. And, like any electronic PDA, it has alarms to notify me of important events.

The lack of data entry is no real problem, especially using the business-card paper provided in the REX-3 wallet that comes with the device. I generally only need to do data entry with the well-designed TrueSync Desktop software that I have installed on my PC, and there is an added bonus.

The price of the device ($50) makes replacement relatively trivial. I managed to break the crystal on one that I kept in my pocket while stacking wood (one place not to take it!). Aside from the low cost of replacement, I suffered a near zero cost in data loss because it was mostly stored in the TrueSync Desktop software used to update the card. (I only had to reset the password and basic operational settings on the card, about two minutes of work.) Plus, the broken card is a nice work of dynamic art: The cracked crystal displays an infinite array of colors around the basic crack design when pressure is applied--a nice stress reliever.

Similarly, the low cost of the docking station allowed me to get two, one for home and one for work. So, I can update the card in either location and transfer the backed-up update on a Zip or floppy disk.

There are some draw backs. Memo formatting does not transfer between TrueSync Desktop and the card. You basicly have to format any tabular data by trial and error, using spaces. It's hard to find business card-sized paper to immediately replace the stock that comes with the wallet. You can get business card stock to replace the paper at a cost in volume. (Maybe Xircom or Amazon.com can help us a bit, here?) And, of course, you cannot update the card 'in vivo.'

This last point might make me want to move up to the more expensive REX-5 Pro, which I gather offers additional software management features as well as data entry on the card. However, the REX-3 is a great start and gives me a chance to figure out how to (and how not to) use it, before I decide to 'move up.' And if and when I do, I won't have to recopy or convert all my data!

1-0 out of 5 stars I'm sorry I bought it.
I have been using a Sharp Wizard for quite a while, but was attracted by the small size of the Rex. I thought for $50, which included a docking station, I couldn't go wrong. WRONG! The Rex is fine if phone numbers and appointments are all you care about. The "To Do" list is pretty much useless, unless you enter everything in the software that comes with the Rex. But what really irritates me is that you can only put in one memo at a time! The True Sync software lets you have different memo folders: for example, I had one with French translations (from the Franklin site) and one with passwords. But they won't go into the Rex at the same time, unless you mish them all together. Then it's impossible to find anything, because there is no way to do a search. That sounded so dumb and useless to me that I called the Rex people, but that's the way it works. That makes the Rex useless for me. It will be in the auction very soon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smaller is better
If you want a PDA that you will never lose, a PDA that you won't drop or feel like you are sick of lugging around, this is it. Unlike the palm type PDAs, this is tiny, it fits in your shirt pocket with minimal weight. Data entry is via a PC but on a day to day basis that is not a big negative. I use mine for business and personal contacts and schedule and it works great. I used to use a Sharp palm top and this suits me better. ... Read more


104. Franklin DBD-2015 German-English Dictionary

Asin: B000034D67
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 57738
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105. FRANKLIN CDR-2041

Asin: B00006I591
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin
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Features

  • Information for over 850 brand-name and generic drugs
  • Information on health issues, safe medication use and Poison Control Center phone numbers

106. Franklin NIV-2004 Holy Bible-New International Version

Asin: B000034D6B
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 52973
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful tool!!!
This is an incredible easy to use invention that furthers the ease of life. It is very portable and easy to understand. I have long awaited the NIV electronic bible from Franklin. I fully recommend this object because it will help you understand the bible. It is so portable that you will find great opportunities to use it when you never thought you had enough time in the day to read it. When you are waiting for a ride home, or on an airplane you can now read something from the bible that is so portable. You dont even realize it is in your purse or briefcase. WONDERFUL in every way:) ... Read more


107. Franklin Oxford Pagemark Dictionary, 145k words
list price: $59.95
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Asin: B0002OP842
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
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Features

  • More comprehensive dictionary for serious readers
  • A thin PageMark dictionary featuring the renowned Oxford dictinary
  • Compact Oxford English Dictionary with 145,000 words phrases and definitions
  • Spell correction, my word list, games , clock, databank
  • 4-line display

108. Franklin RF-8120 384K Palm Style Touch Screen PDA
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00005MNF6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 35071
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Amazon.com Product Description

Franklin's RF-8120 PDA has a 384 KB memory capacity and features a four-line, adjustable contrast display. It is small enough to fit easily into your hand and the touchscreen is easy to use with the included stylus pen. It includes business and personal phone books, a scheduler with alarms to remind you of appointments, a to-do list, calculator, world and home clock, metric/currency/Euro converters, and an Internet directory to store favorite Web sites. It also features password protection to keep your data secure.

You can synchronize data with your PC using Microsoft Outlook; the PC Synchronization kit (CD-ROM and cable) is included. The CD-ROM also includes a U.S. English spell checker and foreign language phrase book, which can be downloaded onto your PDA. The unit also has a special security feature that saves your data in case of battery loss. Franklin offers a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • 384 KB memory storage
  • PC sync capabilities
  • 4-line, adjustable contrast display
  • Ergonomic design, fits easily in palm
  • Scheduler with alarms

109. PalmOne V Connected Organizer with Franklin Covey Planner Software
list price: $329.00
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Asin: B00001XE08
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 29962
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Palm V connected organizer is the popular and sleek PDA that some claim has changed their lives. Plus, with this limited-time special offer, when you purchase a Palm V, you also get Franklin Planner software--the personal information management system from the same company that makes the popular Franklin Planner.

The Palm V's standard software is basically the same as that of the Palm III series (Palm III, IIIx, IIIe, and IIIxe), but the physical unit is significantly enhanced. At only 4.7 by 3.2 inches, the Palm V's elegant anodized-aluminum case is far smaller and lighter than that of the Palm III series and Palm VII organizers, and at 0.4 inches thick, it's truly pocket-sized; however, the Palm V lacks the Palm VII's Palm.Net feature. (Palm.Net is a wireless communication service for Internet messaging and Web-clipping--a feature that permits you to shop on the Internet and retrieve e-mail, news, sports, flight information, weather reports, and so on.) The Palm V also looks supercool, an intangible value, to be sure, but one that's hard to argue with.

The Palm V shares the same improvements to its screen that were made to the Palm IIIx. The screen is very sharp and has contrast-variable backlighting, which makes the Palm V easy to use in low-light conditions. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which charge while the unit sits in its HotSync cradle, make battery life a nonissue. (The Palm III series uses alkaline batteries.)

We had no trouble setting up the Palm V, synching it with our PC-based Netscape e-mail, using the Graffiti character-recognition software, or working with the Address Book, Date Book, Memo Writer, To-Do List, and all the other applications that put the Palm OS on the map. The Palm V comes with 2 MB of nonexpandable memory, a tradeoff to its slim design. While less than ideal, the memory limitation doesn't seem to be significant in practice--3Com rates the unit for 6,000 addresses, five years' worth of appointments, 1,500 to-dos and memos, and 200 e-mails.

All in all, this is a great and fun-to-use member of the family of organizers that has become the most popular in the world. If this is your first Palm, it's a great way to start.

Pros:

  • Includes Franklin Planner software
  • Handsome design
  • Sharp, backlit screen
  • Rechargeable batteries

Cons:

  • Memory not upgradable
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Features

  • Limited-time special offer includes Franklin Planner software
  • A complete solution for personal information management
  • HotSync cradle included
  • Anodized-aluminum body
  • High-resolution, backlit display

Reviews (6)

1-0 out of 5 stars You wanted to save time?
I HAD Franklin Covey software. No more.

All told, I lost 24 hours trying to find data/contact knowledgeable tech support reps. Franklin Covey finally agreed upon a $150 voucher for all my trouble.

Hot syncs: create too many appointment repeats, for no seeming or predictable reason. (3 on one day? All-year repeats that were supposed to be one week?)

How do Palm and Franklin Covey work together? Not well. Palm offers so much that you cannot access via FC.

I've been so pleased since I figured out, with not much help from Franklin Covey, how to transfer all my Franklin Covey data to just plain old Palm. Please beware.

4-0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY EXCELLENT
At first I thought it would be too hard to get used to it, but after 3 or 4 days using it I really took advantage from the Palm V.

5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent product
I deal with so many different meetings and such that this is the product that has made all the difference

5-0 out of 5 stars Requires a little effort to get it up and running but worth
The software requires a little effort to set up but the PALM V is awesome and powerful enough for most! I am a Builder and the Palm V helps me keep track of the hundreds of contacts I deal with and also and most important all my scheduled completion dates!

5-0 out of 5 stars Franklin Planner Software - Beware
Franklin Planner Software: I consider the Franklin Planner Software worthless, it was time consuming not time saving. It is unable to printout calendars and other information in a useful format and there are many syncing problems. I switched to Outlook 2000 after 3 frustrating months.

It is to bad that a really great product from 3Com sold by a really great company like Amazon has been teamed with such worthless software. ... Read more


110. Xircom Rex-3 DS Organizer with Docking Station
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00000J58C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 20377
Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Your grocery list, travel itinerary, the kids' soccer schedule, the dentist's new address for today's check-up -- put it all in the credit-card-size Rex 3 organizer. Plus, with the included docking station, synchronize your Rex with your PC through any serial port.

The Rex 3 communicates with your PC in two ways: First, with its built-in PC-card interface, you can slide the Rex into your laptop's PCMCIA Type II slot and "Click-and-Go", knowing your most important information is with you in your Rex-3 organizer. Second, the Rex 3 DS system includes a serial-port docking station. The docking station is for desktop PC or Windows NT users.

Now you can use your desktop or laptop to enter and manage organizer data, synchronize it with Rex 3 and then view it anytime, anywhere. The Rex 3 comes with Rex TrueSync Information manager, a full-featured organizer software, or you can import data from your current organizer. ... Read more

Features

  • Credit-card size
  • Weighs just 1.4 ounces
  • 256 KB RAM, rated to store up to 3,000 entries
  • TrueSync desktop and synchronization software
  • Docking station, leather carrying case, batteries

Reviews (28)

4-0 out of 5 stars REX does 95% of what any organizer should do.
REX and its included Starfish organization software is a flexible and easy-to-use organizer. Only the requirement that all input be via computer to REX prevents me from giving it five stars. I use Schedule+ as my base organizer software and find that importing its data to the REX version of Starfish's TruSync software is simple and painless, as is the synchronizing download to REX. The current price of $50 for the REX, its docking station, and its software CD is an amazing bargain. The ability to load any text including whole stories and books (in aproximately 200K chunks)into the Memo section is a plus for me, as is the ability to use REX as a stand-alone alarm clock. I get around the update-from-computer-only restriction by keeping notes on the pad carried in the included leather case until I return to the office and enter them into Schedule+. I would recommend REX to anyone who already uses Schedule+, Sidekick, Outlook, or any other PC organizer software as a simple way to take your calendar, contact book, todo lists, and other notes and references with you in the smallest possible package!

3-0 out of 5 stars Requires $ software to sync w/Outlook
I have a Palm V that syncronizes with MS Outlook, so I figured that for 29 dollars I could buy the Rex, and sync it with all the info from Outlook. This way, I could choose to carry a tiny, stripped down PDA with the same data as in my Palm V.

Turns out that the sofware required to sync with outlook costs 40 dollars, and is not included. Without this extra purchase- you are stuck using the REX desktop software.

Other than that, 29 dollars is well below cost, especially with the included docking station, and the Rex has a clear screen (but no backlight) and it is easy to navigate through its basic funtions.

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay but
This is a very handy organizer. However, an alternative should have been provided so that data can be entered directly to the REX without the need for a PC.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very versitile
While small and light this organizer is Extremely useful. It has all the storage functions of a palm pilot (but a much smaller memory) and as low a price as a regular organizer. I believe that this is one of the most handy name, date, address, and phone number storage organizers around. Its only flaws are that it has very confusing directions and a small memory.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exellent product
It is by far the best product I have pruchase the last two years. It works great with Outlook and I can track all my 1'000 Access-Business adresses all the time with me. For me I have purchase 2 extra sets just as reserve. For my business I need 20 - 50 more of these (I will give this to my best customers with all the product data-s in it) Does any body know where I could get more of Rex-3 with IS ? (In December I was desperately seeking the Rex-3 version in LA, nobody seems to sell this exellent tool any more.) ... Read more


111. FRANKLIN COMP. VPD-2048

Asin: B00006I592
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Comp.
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Features

  • You can record quick messages while on the go
  • Record multiple messages with a message length of 20 seconds
  • Built-in LED indicator

112. Franklin TRE-400 Seven Language European Translator/Dictionary
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00000JSFU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 26577
Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Translates words in seven languages
  • Automatic spelling correction
  • Databank for 30 names and phone numbers
  • Has games, a calculator, and metric/currency converter
  • Includes new German and Dutch spelling reforms

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars looking for persian electronic dictionaries
The electronic device is very nice, but I was looking for Persian electronic dictionaries.

2-0 out of 5 stars Looking For A Better Translator
This item is $42.99 at a local electronics store. Amazon's price is much better, but the product has shortcomings, so I returned it. It has a primitive screen and it lacks many useful phrases. It claims to have over 210,000 words and phrases, but it is not clear whether that is the number of words in any single language (which is the really relevant number), or whether it counts all the other languages' translations (in which case it multiplies the relevant number times the number of languages it offers). It also uses "button" batteries that I found to be expensive to replace. Other reviewers said they found other translators that are "1,000 times better" than this one. I would like to know which ones people have found to be better than this one, why they are better, how much they cost, and where they can be found. I am specifically looking for English/French in any available units.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very unhappy with this basic translator
I found a translator that is 10,000 times better then this one. I have returned this translator to Amazon

1-0 out of 5 stars An OK product - I've seen MUCH better.
I thought the Franklin was an OK translator. I also bought another translator from another store and I thought that one was 1000 times better. It had many more words and features and was much easier to use.

3-0 out of 5 stars Can this product translate French into English?
I would like to know ablut the ability of this electronic dictionary. Can this product translate French into English and vice versa? And can this do German into english and vice verse? If this can do that, I would like to order this product. If not, let me know another product which can do that, please. If possibly, I would like to be recommended a product that can traslate French, German into English and vice verse. ... Read more


113. Franklin KID240 Speaking Homework Wiz
list price: $59.99
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Asin: B00001ZUII
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 11430
Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Is your child struggling with spelling, penmanship, or just unwilling to surrender to the vocabulary homework? The Franklin KID-240 SpeakingHomework Wiz shows young students how the assigned word is written with an instant penmanship lesson, in manuscript or cursive style. At the press of a few buttons, you or your child can peruse definitions, explore related words, and hear them pronounced. It also offers features that help you find words that you aren't sure how to spell.

The Franklin KID-240 Speaking Homework Wiz offers automatic spelling correction for close to 50,000 words, and articulates 40,000 basic and coherent definitions. You can use the unit to prepare study lists and build them into games and flash cards, turning rote vocabulary lessons into fun. The KID-240 also pronounces all the words and their definitions. The appealing handwriting animation models penmanship in either manuscript or cursive writing styles.

The Franklin KID-240 Speaking Homework Wiz is portable and light, only 0.6 pounds (a little more with the four AAA batteries, not included). It's easy to take with you in the car for diversion on long drives. It provides four built-in word games, including the ever-popular Hangman, to enable the user to review a weekly word list. There is also an automatic shutdown to save battery life. Speaking Homework Wiz is a study tool designed after the idea that children who enjoy the learning process improve not only their test scores but their overall feeling about school. ... Read more

Features

  • Automatic spelling correction for nearly 50,000 words
  • Speaks 40,000 easy-to-understand definitions
  • Handwriting animation teaches penmanship
  • Models either manuscript or cursive writing
  • Built-in word games

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars Peace Maker
My daughter's school suggested that I get this for my third grader. She consistently misspelled many words and had a hard time sounding words out. It looks so cool that she doesn't get teased about it. The volume control and headphone jack are great for classroom use. My daughter likes how it greets her personaly every time she turns it on (it initially asks for the child's name).

My daughter no longer struggles with learning new words. She doesn't have to come asking for help when she's reading an unfamiliar word. She can type the word in and it is pronounced correctly and defined. She catches a lot of her own spelling mistakes now. When she doesn't we can just circle the word and she'll go figure it out with the help of the speller. If it wasn't for the speaking feature, she would still be struggling.

The cursive writing button has been very helpful since she just started learning that at school. By watching how it writes, she can form her letters correctly now. It is a good reference if she ever forgets. Her classmates ask her to show them words that they can't do yet.

It is kid friendly in the fact that it does not allow inappropriate words. We tested this out beforehand and have been pleased. We all get a kick out of the Bong! sound that it produces instead. I do wish that it had a larger vocabulary so she could continue to use it until high school, but the benefits it provides currently are more than worth it's cost.

She really likes and occasionally plays the hangman game. She views this as a schoolwork companion/helper first and a game last. It is good for traveling. Otherwise she'll be on her computer playing games. She does store her spelling words in the list and quizzes herself. This has helped improved her scores on her spelling tests.

To sum it up, this product gave my daughter self-help skills and confidence in addition to improving her schoolwork. Sounding out words and spelling are no longer big battles between us all. Her teacher is as thankful as her parents. It has brought peace to schoolwork. We highly recommend this product to any child - especially those struggling with sound-symbol relationships and spelling.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great idea, made shabby
I bought this for my 7 year old (2nd grade) who unfortunately has my personal affliction of not being able to spell that well. We tried the traditional route of book dictionaries but they were heavy and cumbersome and took lots of time to find the words. Especially if it was a derivative of a word like friendly instead of friend. The longer it took the more frustrated he became and his homework was starting to suffer. Most kids limit their writing to what they can easily spell and his work looked like it was being produced by a 4 year old. I figured this product could fill four shoes at once. First, if you can't spell this will probably be able to locate the correct word. This is the answer to that age old question of how am I supposed to look it up if I don't know how to spell it? If you spell it wrong it searches and comes up with a number of different possibilities and usually your word is on that list. And if your child is young like mine and is not the best reader yet (3rd grade level) it will actually pronounce the word so he can be sure the right word has been located. Secondly, it can hold his spelling words that he gets every week. So at night he can take this to bed with him and study without a book or paper. You can also play games with just your spelling words so it reinforces the spelling without the traditional sit down and write it 4 or 5 times (or sometimes 15 if you really can't get it, ugh). Third, he doesn't want me reading with him any more and I don't want to make an issue out of that if I don't have to. But how could I be sure that he was reading the correct words? If he gets stumped by a word all he has to do is plug it in and it pronounces it for him and he can move on (he usually knows it from there) but even if he is not familiar with the definition he can get it right then and there. And if the definition contains words he doesn't know it can speak it to him or he can choose to look up those words. Using the product is very intuitive and easy. With just one lesson he as able to negotiate around the dictionary with little or no help. As I am doing things around the house I will hear the computer voice and know that he is using it. Finally, we started to play scrabble and my husband and I let him use the dictionary to see if he can make words with his tiles. Now every time he asks how to spell something we say look it up and we no longer get that horror stricken look.
Now on to the part that's not so great. We opened this up and it had multiple problems from the get go. The battery cover would not slide on and I tried for 2 hours. It was also missing 2 of its rubber feet that keep it from slipping. I called the company and they said it would be two weeks but I hemmed and hawed and they said they could get a new battery cover out to me in 5 days. It arrived within that time frame and it fit. The bad news is that because the battery cover didn't fit initially we had to fiddle with it so the batteries wouldn't fall out and we broke the cover that hides the keyboard when not in use. I was ready to send it back because I didn't want it coming on in his back pack and wasting the batteries. But the truth is, it shuts itself off in about 90 seconds so I couldn't see it draining the battery power. I guess I could call the company and see if they have the feet and a new cover but it seems to work fine sans cover and feet. I also wish it had the capacity to handle more words. So far it has had mostly everything we have looked up but I know that as he gets on in grades it will have to be upgraded. We also bought him an inexpensive pair of headphones so that if he wanted to use it at the after school program (they do some homework there) it wouldn't disturb the other kids. Over all I give it an A++ for concept and a C for durability.

3-0 out of 5 stars Speaking part is not aggrable with standard phonetics
I agree with dictionary part. It works great for kids. The speaking part is generated as from synthesis of computer speaking. Which is not same as standard phonetic practice. I thnik technology didn't match to the existing phonetic practice. I will prefer Franklin HW 216 Homework Wiz Plus instead of this one for the given price. Also the cover design did not take consideration of kids, they are fragile. My kid broke the cover in the second day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product for students with learning disabilities
The speaking feature is a Godsend for students with reading disabilities. Excellent phonetic spell checking feature with homonym support (students can easily figure out when to use to, too or two, or their, there, they're, etc with built in features). Best for elementary,some middle school age students.I do wish there was a way to upgrade to their larger dictionary.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Elementary LD students
Any child with a written language disorder can benefit from this mini electronic equipment. It can end editing battles and final product disasters when used appropriately. I recommend it to all parents I meet who have a Learning Disabled child. ... Read more


114. Franklin BES-1840 Speaking Spanish/English Dictionary
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00000JSFW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 10556
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Franklin's BES-1840 Speaking Desktop Spanish Master with the Larousse dictionary is a portable electronic Spanish dictionary with an eight-line display. Its features include over 2.5 million translations, ClariSpeech, advanced verb conjugations, cultural notes, travelers' phrases, grammar guide, Test of English as a Foreign Language word list, and much more.

With this electronic dictionary you can translate words instantly and hear how they are pronounced or conjugate verbs at the touch of a button. You can use the grammar guide to learn parts of speech and verb tenses. You also have access to a variety of helpful travelers' phrases recorded in a human voice.

To expand your knowledge of Spanish culture, you can explore the built-in cultural notes. This unit allows you to create your own study list of words and instantly highlight a word and find its translation. Franklin's BES-1840 teaches a new Spanish word each time you turn the unit on. This dictionary is so powerful it can find words for you even when you've misspelled them. ... Read more

Features

  • Translates and pronounces 250,000 English and Spanish words
  • Spelling correction and verification in English and Spanish
  • User word list for spelling review and vocabulary building
  • Slot for 1 Bookman book card
  • Webster Dictionary version

Reviews (15)

3-0 out of 5 stars excellent software, poor design.
This product is a mixed blessing. The software and the features it offers are outstanding: it has full comprehensive English/Spanish, Spanish/English translations including complete conjugation of verbs, numerous useful phrases, expressions and idioms, plus the ability to pronounce all words. These features make it an invaluable tool in learning Spanish or English.

However, it is mindboggling why the people at Franklin decided to make this electronic translator aerodynamic. It's not supposed to fly after all! Unfortunately, they have traded functionality for looks: the buttons are very small and hard to press which gets to be very annoying after a while. Most importantly, the screen is hard to read (you have to look at it at an angle to avoid seeing the reflection of yourself). Finally, the top line is generally hard to read which is very disturbing since it is usually the most important line.

I sincerely hope that the design flaws will be fixed in the next version - it would make a trully exceptional product.

2-0 out of 5 stars second year spanish student
I had great hopes for this machine. Immediately I noticed that the first line of the entry always seemed to be in a dark shadow and I had to try tipping the unit to get light into the inner screen to make it readable. It too often doesn't have the words --- even many very common ones in its database. The voice is extremely fuzzy when you try the audio pronunciation feature. It only has a few forms of many of the the words I am seeking. If this unit really has 250,000 words -- as they tell us---then they should create a new one with a couple of million

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than a paper dictionary
I like being able to find words quickly, in either English or Spanish, with this dictionary. It contains a large number of words, and it conjugates verbs. There have been quite a few times it has not had a word I requested. Its important weaknesses are that it translates only words and does not recognize phrases; also, the speaking voice is fuzzy. I also noticed that it mispronounced one Spanish word (pajaro). On the up side, mine has worked well for 3-4 years, and it does not require frequent battery changes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Translator
Yes, This is a good translator gave it has a gift to my girlfriend and she loves it and it really helped my spanish writing skills.Only downfall is battery removal & install. The Screen could be better.

4-0 out of 5 stars extremely helpful for me
I am a physician and in the summer time I have some migrant patients come to work in our area, I always feel handicap to communicate with them and make them feel we care for them. So I brought some spanish medical conversation books but I can't pronounce it, so it was useless. As I found out about Franklin BES 1840 and brought it. Since then I use the BES 1840 to help me and I can communicate adequately for my patients to understand some simple phases, and they appreciate that I try to learn their language. I highly recommend Franklin BES 1840, it may be sound mechanical, but very adequate and easy to use. I do wish they can expand their vocabulary. ... Read more


115. Franklin Rolodex RF384k Organizer with 384kb Memory
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004TDN8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 16049
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 384 KB memory
  • 6-line, 19-character display
  • PC synchronization capability
  • Backlight for low light conditions
  • Business and personal phone books

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good features, but dissapointing PC sync
This is billed as being able to sync with your PC. This is true, but it ONLY synchronizes with the software that comes with it. So, it won't sync with Outlook or anything else, but what is worse in my mind is that there is NO import/export functions whatsoever (except to the unit itself). That mease the ONLY way to get addresses and so forth into the PC program is to manually type it all, tediously, through an inefficiently designed interface. It's very strange because the program and the attractive handheld unit are quite capable otherwise.

3-0 out of 5 stars Its nice but.....
The Amazon site states that this unit comes with the cable and pc-link software. It does NOT. I have sent 3 emails to the help desk with NO replies. No phone number to call anyone. I believe I will not order from them again.

The unit seems ok for the price tho.

4-0 out of 5 stars IS GOOD FOR ALL.
This organiser are very useful, for students, teachers, salespeople, etc. (check it, is wonderful)

5-0 out of 5 stars Lost Mine
This is my 2nd organizer. It was a gift to me by my Aunt from the U.S. I love it and I carry it wherever I go. It's user friendly. I can say this because I don't even have the manual. Has many useful functions. Easy to use keypad. The size and shape, it's wonderful. Unfortunately it was stolen last Sunday, June 25, 2000. I'm mad about it. I'm looking for this here in the Philippines, but haven't seen one. one more thing, it's cheap and it's great.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Product with TONS of address room
This is a great organizer for the price. The address book holds 6 lines of addresses, this is good if you send mail to different departments, or people. I love this organizer, and plan on buying them for my co-workers for a holiday! ... Read more


116. Seiko WP5402 American Heritage Electronic Dictionary
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00005MKSR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Seiko Instruments Austin, Inc.
Sales Rank: 31815
Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Seiko-Austin's pocket electronic dictionary is the perfect, easy-to-use tool whenever you're stumped by a word. You can instantly look up over 130,000 definitions. The dictionary's spell checker contains over 70,000 words. It also has a phonetic feature, so you can just enter the word the way it sounds. The two-line display lets you comfortably read word definitions without extra scrolling. There are also many useful word tools like a crossword puzzle solver, metric/currency converter, and calculator. Seiko-Austin offers a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Over 130,000 definitions
  • Phonetic spell checker for 70,000 words
  • Easy-to-read 2-line display
  • Crossword puzzle solver
  • Calculator and currency/metric converters

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars not worth it
I bought this dictionary and was extremely dissapointed. All the words have one short brief definition and some of those definitions were to short to make sense. I wouldn't reccomend this dictionary to anyone. No use spending your money on it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Slim and portable- a great gift
this is a great help to people like me who just can't spell. You can take it anywhere because it is so slim and tiny. The dictionary is also a great help. I use it a lot and haven't had to replace the batteries yet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple to use and very helpful
vey simple to use and helpful, plus very compact (it actually fits in your pocket). has a spellchecker, dictionary, definition search, and calculator. A great gift for any student.

1-0 out of 5 stars Life span
This instrument allows only limited use due to short battery life even when a new ones are gotten.

I also consider it a dinky dictionary -- it gives only minimal number of definitions and minimal description of definitions. ... Read more


117. Franklin Electronics ADI500822MCFA Ahfs Drug Information 2004 Mmc

Asin: B0002XGPZE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
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118. FRANKLIN German - English Dictionary Bookman Cartridge

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Asin: B0002OMSTK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin
Sales Rank: 16707
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Features

  • Clear, concise full entries from PONS W?rterbuch f?r Schule und Studium, give you the meanings to communicate effectively.
  • Write and speak accurately with the advanced verb conjugation feature, conjugating and translating both English and German verbs, for example I learn -> Ich lerne.
  • Create your own vocabulary list with My Word List.
  • Grammar guide includes all essential information on German grammar rules, to help you construct sentences.
  • 2,000 travellers' phrases useful for business and leisure travelers.

119. Franklin SCE-2049 Speaking Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dicitonary

Asin: B000034D6C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
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120. Franklin 2003 Stedman's Medical Dictionary MMC
list price: $119.99
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Asin: B00008UA9A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 21584
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Convenient access to the content via multiple alpha-searchable indexes, including: A-Z Vocabulary; and Word Finder.
  • Links between Main entries and Subentries provide quick access to related terms.
  • Versatile Word Finder lets you find all entries that contain your keyword.
  • User-defined settings including: turning a page by tapping the screen, selectable font sizes, full justification, and more!
  • Support for bookmarks with notes for optimal use and easy access.

Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars Compatibility problems
This product is not compatible with HP Ipaq 1935, although stated. Will give error message "STOP wrong personal ID".

What a waste of time - the protection of this product has evidently been made so good that the customer can't get to the dictionary he has paid for. Congratulations.

This item is going back for a refund. ... Read more


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