The Pilot Translation Earpiece bridges the language barrier
Languages are beautiful, fascinating, and occasionally frustrating.
We've all hit a language barrier when we travel.
And when it's not easily overcome you could be in trouble.
But a company called Waverly Labs may have an answer with it's pilot translation earpiece.
Here's how it works.
First, fit these two earpieces in your ears, download the company's app on your phone, and have your friend do the same Then when you speak into your phone, Waverly software will translate into text on your friend's phone and read out what you said into the other ear pieces.
When you have arrived in Barcelona, until when you stay in Barcelona.
All you need is Bluetooth and a data connection.
All I can say so far is wow, for basic conversation and getting the context of what someone else is saying, it worked well when I tried it.
It's a promising product, and I could see a lot of these cases for it.
Though the pilot is still in the prototype phase, the company will start shipping devices this summer.
After an initial shipment to people that supported Waverly's IndieGoGo campaign, the ear pieces will sell for $299 They'll still support five languages to start, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, with more coming soon.