Babel fish: These new earbuds can translate languages for you in real-time

Babel fish: These new earbuds can translate languages for you in real-time, by Peter Dockrill.

[A] nifty new wearable technology could soon make conversing with people from other cultures a much easier affair, with New York City-based startup Waverly Labs about to release what they’re claiming is the world’s first ‘smart’ earpiece that translates between users speaking different languages.

Dubbed the Pilot, the earpiece is shaped much like a regular earbud, but comes without any wires or cables. It sits in your ear, and even without an internet connection – pretty handy, especially for people travelling overseas – it translates words being spoken to you in another language on the fly. You can get an idea of what the process looks like in the promo video below.

[T]he retail price is expected to be US$249-$299, although early bird specials will start at $129 on Indiegogo.

hat-tip Matthew