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Break Language Barriers with The Pilot

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A video has been circulating on Facebook for a revolutionary device that will allow people to break language barriers. The Pilot, made by Waverly Labs, is a a wireless earpiece that will allow you to carry out conversations with people speaking a different language by acting as a translator. Mentioned in the video below, the idea for The Pilot came when one of the members of the team from Waverly Labs met a French girl and well, I think we all know how the rest of the story goes. Cheesy as it is, the idea gave birth to a device business men and those with wanderlust can definitely use for their trips. The catch however is that the person you’re speaking too also need to have an earpiece on him or her; luckily The Pilot will ship with 2 earbuds.

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The Pilot is expected to retail for $249-$299, but early birds can purchase a limited quantity to be sold for $129. When that’s gone, another round will cost $149, and then again at $179. Pre-orders for The Pilot are scheduled for May 25 and should be delivered in the last quarter of the year. It will ship with a pair of earbuds (2 earpieces), a portable charger, and access to the app. The accompanying app will translate English, Spanish, French, Italian, and other languages that widely used, but will be expanded to include Hindi, East Asian, Semitic, Arabic, African, and may other languages as well. Language packs will be available for a fee, but will be completely free for those who avail of their early bird rates.

Don’t worry about incurring huge data charges, because The Pilot has also been designed to work offline.

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

3 Comments

  1. It’s a good foundation for a technology of its kind but it would take a really revolutionary algorithm for this to become a global success. Each language has its own complexity and translating one sentence to another is not done on a per word by word basis.

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