In-Ear Aid Translates Foreign Languages In Real-Time

May 18, 2016


This is a video demonstration of The Pilot translation system developed by Waverly Labs. The in-ear devices will cost $129 when they're available this September and can translate a smartphone-selected foreign language in real-time into your native language with the voice of a robot lady. The languages currently supported are English, French, Spanish and Italian, so you're shit out of luck if you fall in love with a Korean girl. I'm going to learn so many dirty words! Just kidding, I already know all the dirty words in over 400 languages, some of which aren't even spoken in the Milky Way Galaxy. ◉ ✹ ✗ ✍ ✌ ⌖ ✇ ✂ ! Hoho, you know what I just called you? "I'm pretty sure those are just wingdings."'s cool to pretend I know things though.

Keep going for a closeup and demonstration video.


Thanks to Allyson S, who agrees that body language is the most important language. You got that right! *thrusting and gyrating to a group of foreign tourists*

  • Robert R

    Well, us Translators may have to look for another profession... Just kidding! This is a great product, I find that the future of communications is going to rely on technology for a good % of the conversational interchange. Besides, I may still have some work, since the company I work for, Translation Inbox, deals strictly with documents! Haha.. Cheers!

  • Brenda Sherer Brewer

    Needs more languages including the Cherokee language just saying their sales would possibly triple just by adding more languages in itself

  • Gai McCoy

    Definitely need Asian, I get my nails and hair done at Thai and Vietnamese salons, I KNOW they are talking shit about people!!

  • Tonya Ryals

    pretty cool though

  • Tonya Ryals

    My daughter has Autism and is mainly non verbal - I so wish this could translate her thoughts to me...but guess we way behind on that

  • cMe Squirt

    If this is an app, why would you need to buy these in-ear devices? Wouldn't any headphones or Bluetooth audio device do the job? Hmmm...

  • MustacheHam

    hmm...Can it also translate Pig Latin?

  • Do pigs speak Latin?
    I thought they spoke Danish.

  • Unless you talk to an irish naker lol

  • Elak Swindell

    Take my money now!! BTW, you gotta know this guy is a fan of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and the Babelfish. There's no way he just got this idea from a French girl. Nonetheless, this looks to be a fantastic first start for a universal translator. The only thing I don't like is how it has to be another phone app. It should be a standalone technology with absolutely no connection to phones.

  • Bling Nye

    So then how would you propose a UI for it for switching between languages? A mechanical switch on the ear piece, or a dial like a hearing aid?

    At least by bluetoothing it to a phone, it provides an easy and convenient graphical UI.

  • Elak Swindell

    With proper programming, the earpiece would do it all by itself. No need for a switch. Once the piece hears the language, it would instantly access that particular stored data and use it for translation. You don't need a graphical UI when everything is audible. You could even vocally tell the device to switch to a certain language, which it would stay on until directed to change over to another.

  • Hr RMag

    Where is my Klingon? And Romulan? Ferengi? Hell, I'll settle for Huttese and Mando'a.....

  • TheQiwiMan

    Yet another advancement in the human race inspired by a dude tryin'a get some. :-D

  • Tonya Ryals


  • GodOfFoxes

    All human advancement can be tied to people trying to get laid.

  • Skippy

    She sounds so fooking fake in french, quite crazy :D
    We still have the worst actors in the world and still, people hire Marion Cotillard for movies

  • Bling Nye

    I heard about this. *RIMSHOT*

    But seriously, how inconvenient is it when your phone dies, or the ear piece dies, or you lose one, or whatever, as opposed to ...oh... I dunno... actually learning the language?

  • And how many languages can you speak?
    O ddifrif, faint?

  • JohnnySocko

    "Transmit on all known frequencies, in all known languages. Including Welsh."

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