The legend says that ages and ages ago all people in the world spoke one language. The life was so simple and everyone understood one another. But later, quarrel by quarrel, people went separate ways and multiple languages laid a bigger gap between them. Now there are thousands of languages, each with its own unique structure and rules. Professional translators facilitate communication between different cultures and nations. However, the world hasnâ€™t seen a person knowing all languages so far.
Waverly Labs has just announced a unique invention that seems to be able to efface the global boundaries. The Pilot is the world’s first language-translating paired earpiece. The operating principle is as simple as possible â€“ you wear one earpiece and the person you’re speaking with wears the other. The Pilot will translate your speech almost immediately.
Waverly Labs hasnâ€™t provided all the details about new device so far. But it is already known that all you need to easily talk to a foreigner is the Pilot earpieces and a smartphone app. It’s most likely that the ear pieces will pick up your voices, send it to the app via Bluetooth, and then come out as translated speech in the other person’s ear.
Waverly Labs still keeps a secret about the amount of languages the Pilot will support. Hopefully, the company will provide more detailed information once the crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign launches on May 25.
Now Waverly Labs has an attractive offer for early birds â€“ if you sing up now, the company will send you an email when the preorder campaign launches to be alerted of the 50% off special. The earpiece pre-orders will cost between $129 – $179. After the official launch, the retail price will run up to $250 – $300.
Waverly Labs encourages all interested to fund the project but asks to take into account â€“ even if the product sounds cool and it looks like there’s a working design, that doesnâ€™t mean you will get it if you invest in it.
Before we knew about the upcoming amazing Pilot, we were rather satisfied with Google Translator that fulfills the same task of simultaneous translation but maybe not so smoothly. It can translate written speech, can scan an image (or use the camera) to translate or even perceive the voice speech and translate. Itâ€™s stunning but itâ€™s not a particularly natural way to have a conversation. The Pilot by Waverly Labs has all chances to take on Google Translator as an easier way to conduct a conversation.