Electronic Resources

As new models of electronic dictionaries are produced frequently, it is difficult to make up-to-date recommendations. Before purchasing an electronic dictionary, it is suggested that you read the following guide (insert link to ElectronicDictionaryBuyersGuideUpdated.doc here)

An alternative to purchasing an electronic dictionary is to install dictionary software on a PDA. More information can be found at http://www.peterrivard.com/Pages/SuperDictionary.html

Electronic Dictionaries by Manufacturer

Canon Word Tank series   http://cweb.canon.jp/wordtank/index.html 
REVIEW: http://member.newsguy.com/%7Esakusha/dict/index.html 
Canon regularly provide English instruction manuals.

Sharp Zaurusu series   http://ezaurus.com/                  
REVIEW: http://member.newsguy.com/%7Esakusha/dict/index.html

Sharp Papyrus series   http://www.sharp.co.jp/papyrus/index.html 
MANUAL: http://www.bornplaydie.com/japan/dictionary/sharppw9700.pdf            

Seiko SR series   http://www.sii.co.jp/cp/index.html 
INFO: http://www.sii.co.jp/cp/products/index.html         

Casio XD series   http://casio.jp/exword/index.html                                         
REVIEW: http://www.jref.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-20286.html

Individual Models of Interest to Learners

Seiko RM-2000 
REVIEW: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Japanese-English-Dictionary-Thesaurus/dp/B00005QEYV 
Designed for learners of Japanese.

Casio XD-470 
REVIEW: http://www.jref.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-20286.html 
Allows the user to draw Kanji via a stylus.