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Japanese Electronic Dictionaries

This is possibly an obscure subject, but I'm looking for all the information I can get. I am taking a Japanese translation qualification test in a little while that forbids the use of computers. Since I use my computer for all my kanji recognition, I need to get my hands on a portable electronic japanese dictionary that is good for looking up kanji. The electronic dictionary I have now isn't really good at it - it only lists each kanji under one radical, so you can waste a lot of time looking for them. I have a huge paper kanji dictionary as well, but looking up stuff in that is rather time consuming :)

Recently my friend showed me the Japanese app on his iPhone, which would have been perfect for this. But unfortunately, you can't take phones into the exam either. So I'm looking for a electronic Japanese dictionary with similar features to the iPhone app: ideally, a recognition screen you can write kanji onto, or if that's not possible/too expensive, a table where you can select multiple radicals (similar to the one in the NJ Star word processor).

Does anyone have any recommendations? The web isn't being very useful, and the only other translators I know either just use computers or books.

Thanks in advance!
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