[MWC 2017] Back in 2016, the folks at Waverly Labs launched an Indiegogo project for a pair of earbuds called the Pilot Translation Earpiece. Basically these are earbuds that can translate languages on the fly in real-life, meaning that you won’t have to wait for someone else to make the translation for you.
At MWC 2017 this week, Waverly Labs is back and they showed off the Pilot Translation Earpiece which according to CNET, is expected to be released later this year where it will be priced at $299. Also according to their initial preview of the devices, it seems that the earbuds certainly do work as intended, although it should be noted that the units shown off at MWC were prototypes.
In case you missed its Indiegogo campaign, the Pilot Translation Earpiece relies on machine learning to help translate audio on the fly. They also feature noise cancelling microphones to help improve the accuracy and translation, and it will also support over 15 languages, with free access to French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, along with English.
However if users want more there are additional language packs that can be purchased this fall which includes support for Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, German, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Turkish, just to name a few. If you’re interested in placing a pre-order, then head on over to its website for the details.