International communication can sometimes be difficult if you don’t know the local language. Sometimes even communicating here at home can be difficult, with so many languages being spoken. Waverly Labs aims to change that, with their in-ear headset called Pilot.
Pilot is worn by two people who don’t speak the same language. From what I can tell, the two Pilot earpieces interface with an app (they can also be used together for music streaming.) Each person inserts one Pilot bud into their ear, and then they start to communicate. As seen in the video below, when you speak, the earpiece will then translate what you said into the wearers natural tongue.
Pilot does not support a ton of languages, yet. At launch, they plan to support European based Romance and Germanic languages, followed by other world languages, including Slavic, Semitic, Hindi and East Asian.
They plan to launch Pilot at $299, but they said that pricing is subject to change. Pilot will not start shipping to consumers, though, until 2017. Their Indiegogo campaign starts soon, and you can sign up to be notified when it launches here. By signing up, you are also entered to win a free pair!