They are called “Pilot” and people have a hard time believing that they exist!
The Pilot earpieces and translation kit, from Waverly Labs, are said to be the world’s “first smart earpiece which translates between users speaking different languages.” The device costs only $199, which is also hard to believe.
The Indiegogo page describes it like this:
Being lost in translation has happened to everyone while traveling, even us, and that’s exactly how the idea was born. Waverly Labs is at the convergence of wearable technology + machine translation, developing the world’s first smart earpiece language translator.
Using the latest technologies in speech recognition, machine translation and the advances of wearable technology, our smart earpiece allows wearers to speak different languages but still clearly understand each other. Simply put, when one person speaks, the other hears it in their language. Science fiction has called it many things, but we call it Pilot.
The Pilot hugs the curves of the ear without being obtrusive. It is available in three colors: red, black, and white. It also comes with a secondary earpiece that can be used for wireless streaming music. The accompanying smartphone app toggles between languages and uploads them to the earpiece when offline and overseas. The app can also be used for basic translation or as a “phrasebook.”
The Pilot is so amazing that multiple people, all who speak different languages, can join the the same conversation. This is accomplished through a special feature called “conference mode.”
The smartphone app can even be used as a loudspeaker to transmit what you are saying into a room. It is like the Universal Translator from Star Trek!
video caption: Ever wish there was a device that could easily translate foreign languages in real-time? Well, Waverly Labs may just have what you’re looking for with its new language translating earbud called “Pilot.”