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The Point and Click Dictionary

We’ve all been curtailed in the midst of a good read by a word with which we aren’t familiar. Rather than setting our book down and heading to the computer for reference, why not use The Point and Click Dictionary from Hammacher Schlemmer.

Point and Click DictionaryRecently featured by “The Innovation Insider” Steve Greenberg on WFAA News 8 in Dallas, this is the pocket-sized scanner that instantly looks up and displays word definitions. Eliminating the need to thumb through large books or type entries, the device slides easily over reading material, its integrated flip-up camera scans any word with the touch of a button, and definitions are instantaneously displayed on its screen. The scanner provides audible word pronunciations through its built-in speaker and the 2.4″ color LCD has a 320 x 240 resolution that clearly displays definitions, comprehensive etymologies, and related word forms. Smaller than a smart phone, the portable scanner provides 500,000 definitions from the Collins English Dictionary and offers translations to and from French, Italian, Spanish, and German using the award-winning Collins foreign language dictionaries. Users can navigate the device via the touchscreen or the included stylus, and it has an integrated MP3 player, voice recorder, and picture viewer.

Leave the bulky thesaurus and dictionary on the shelf, for the convenience of The Point and Click Dictionary.