Travel is easier with technology. You can book rooms from a hotel or house with an app. You can navigate around foreign cities with your phone. And there are apps and phone features that let you take pictures or scan written texts of a foreign language and translate them into words you can read.
But there is still a case for spoken languages. That’s what the WT2 is trying to solve. It’s a pair of headsets that you and someone else can put on. If one end speaks in Japanese, the receiver will hear it in their preferred language. It’s handy for travelers.
It comes as a pair and you’ll need the app installed in your smartphone. The app allows you to select from multiple languages. There is up to 3 seconds latency during conversations, which isn’t that big of a deal.
The main selling point of the WT2 is its no setup feature. You just need to select the languages you need and you can hand over one of the earphones to someone to begin conversations.
It ships off with a charging case that breaks into two, each one houses the WT2 translator. It’s easy to fit in the pocket or in a small bag.
We’re already moving forward with translator devices and the WT2 is kicking up the momentum. It’s not so hard to imagine in a few years the next generation of WT2 would receive massive improvements.