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In-Ear Device That Translates Foreign Languages In Real Time
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In-Ear Device That Translates Foreign Languages In Real Time

Most of us have found ourselves in the awkward situation of trying to communicate in a foreign language. Sometimes it’s funny. Sometimes it’s embarrassing. And sometimes it’s downright disastrous. But thanks to a new translation device that easily fits into your ear, the days of struggling to speak the local lingo might soon be a thing of the past.

The device is called The Pilot translator system and Waverly Labs is the company behind this brilliantly simple yet potentially groundbreaking ear translator idea. When it hits the shelves in September, the system will allow the wearer to understand one of several foreign languages through real-time in-ear translation. A handy real-time translator app will allow you to toggle through the languages you want, and the selection includes French, Spanish, Italian, and English. It’ll retail for $129, and you can pre-order your own translator device here. Or you can just keep talking to people really loudly and slowly in English. Good luck with that.

More info on this ingenious language translator device: Waverly Labs (h/t)

The gadget comprises two earpieces that easily fit into your ears

It will allow real-time in-ear translations in French, Spanish, Italian, and English

“The Pilot” will hit the shelves in September and retail for $129

The device is said to translate speech like the Babelfish in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

A handy app will allow you to toggle through the languages you want

The creator says he came up with the idea when he met a French girl. Here’s how it works in action:

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John Cooper
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6 years ago

Hope they do a yorkshire one soon as our lass dunt av a clue wot im on bout half the time

Gary Blair
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6 years ago

Gi'oer, ya daft ha'pporth.

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Devon Frohne
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6 years ago

I do think that we have a lot of un-documented cultural slangs in languages, and it is important to learn them, however I think this a very wonderful idea, and piece of kit for any traveler. How it will pick up some crazy accents when siri can barely understand "send a text to bob" I don't know.

Nick Girard
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5 years ago

That's a cheap, limited, cloud-based solution. A local solution would be much better.

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Troy Penny
Community Member
6 years ago

Again, Star Trek predicts the future...And we're ahead of schedule!

Carolyn Wolfe
Community Member
5 years ago

And the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy used one too! So long and thanks for all the Fish!

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John Cooper
Community Member
6 years ago

Hope they do a yorkshire one soon as our lass dunt av a clue wot im on bout half the time

Gary Blair
Community Member
6 years ago

Gi'oer, ya daft ha'pporth.

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Devon Frohne
Community Member
6 years ago

I do think that we have a lot of un-documented cultural slangs in languages, and it is important to learn them, however I think this a very wonderful idea, and piece of kit for any traveler. How it will pick up some crazy accents when siri can barely understand "send a text to bob" I don't know.

Nick Girard
Community Member
5 years ago

That's a cheap, limited, cloud-based solution. A local solution would be much better.

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Troy Penny
Community Member
6 years ago

Again, Star Trek predicts the future...And we're ahead of schedule!

Carolyn Wolfe
Community Member
5 years ago

And the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy used one too! So long and thanks for all the Fish!

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