To be really blunt, I got tired of dragging around my thesaurus and rhyming dictionary. I don't have the energy and strength that I used to have and it would be nice (I told myself) to buy an electronics gadget that had that information in it. Also another complaint that I have about the newest electronic gadgets (like cell phones, game controllers, etc) is that I wanted to be able for my fat fingers to punch the buttons without having to delete my mistakes.
This product from Franklin was the answer to both of my problems. When I am with my husband, and he asks me to spell a word, I have it right at my fingertips... and my fingertips don't punch two letters at the same time.
Also the reference set inludes a Merrim-Webster's dictionary and thesaurus, grammar guide, SAT word list, biographical dictionary, geographical dictionary, and puzzles. The newer edition of this gadget also includes a five language translator for those who are into international travel.
I actually bought this product at Best Buy, but they do not sell it anymore. The Franklin product they sell does not have as many features. I found my product on the www.franklin.com website. (MWD-1490) It has a full list of the reference set inclusions in this small electronic gadget. The price is a little lower than what I paid for it over six months ago.
This product would work very well in an office for the person who needs a dictionary, but doesn't have much office or desk space.