If you've ever traveled around, you've undoubtedly found yourself facing the language gap at one point or another. You might resort to awkward hand gesturing, basically playing the world's weirdest game of charades just so you can find that sandwich shop you saw on some travel show, or maybe you try to recall that one month you took German as an elective in college. Thanks to a new device, however, struggling to understand another language could be a thing of the past.
The Pilot is an in-ear translator developed by Waverly Labs. It's so ingeniously simple, it almost seems like something out of science fiction! It's currently slated for release sometime in the fall or winter and will allow users to understand several languages via real-time translation, which can be toggled via an app. English, French, Spanish, and Italian are among the languages included, and all this comes in at a surprisingly affordable price tag of $129 (available for pre-order here).
The Pilot uses two earpieces that are designed to fit anyone's ears comfortably.
This brilliant device allows real-time, in-ear translation of English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
It's set to hit stores sometime around September, and will retail for $129.
The device is almost reminiscent of universal translators from "Star Trek" or the Babelfish from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Languages can be toggled via an easy-to-use mobile app.
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