Time Kettle Live-Translating Earbuds
With rapid advancement of technology, every new tech gadget aims towards breaking another barrier and bringing the world closer. Tech industry has been constantly serving to enhance and ease the life experience for human beings. With the same aim, Time kettle, a cross language communication app, created its very own, first live translating earphones ‘WT2’. Being the first product of its kind, WT2 attracted a large audience across the globe. By breaking the language barrier for almost 95% of the world population, it enhanced communication efficiency with foreign customers or partners for its users
WT2 is capable of translating more than 40 languages and 92 accents. With this wireless translating tool, one can easily immerse themselves into foreign culture and experience while travelling. WT2 uses the “1+2 translating” method, meaning one app and 2 earbuds. For a better user experience, it allows a bilingual conversation between wireless earbuds translator and WT2 mobile app. It comes in a customized charging case, which along with providing charging purpose, keeps them safe and handy too. With its intelligent algorithm, voice translating technology and quick translating time, WT2 provides a pleasant experience of long-term real-life conversation for its users.
The company, after a very successful experience with WT2, came up with a second-generation model of product, named as M2. Mainly serving the same purpose as WT2, M2 was a step further in the sense of technological advancements. With a smaller and much accessible body, M2 came with a c-type charging port and a higher battery time. While WT2 was just a live translating tool, M2 provides ordinary purposes of earbuds such as call, music etc. to its users as well. In addition to these features, the main thing making M2 talk of the town was its offline feature. Along with online live translations, M2 claimed to support offline translations for its users as well. It comes with a Qualcomm chipset that uses Bluetooth 5.0 and now supports Qualcomm aptx algorithm too. M2 is fully IOs and Android compatible.
These world’s smallest quad-microphone translators came as a one in all solution for many problems. Along with being a successful gadget for cross language conversation, it has a multi-channel communication technology and at the same time, enables 4 people to communicate with the help of a single mobile app and earbuds. These earbuds can be used by connecting with a mobile phone via Bluetooth. Once connected with the mobile phone, the application of Time Kettle in mobile then has a wide range of options available, for users to adjust according to their preference. Features such as volume, playback speed can be adjusted through the mobile app. With the help of sensors available, users very easily communicate with each other in their respective languages which then are interpreted by earbuds according to settings done by the user. Along with audio, text interpretation of conversation is also available on screens. The Time Kettle mobile app provides a lot of other features for users, for example, teach mode, text mode, recordings etc.
These live translating earbuds are undoubtedly, need of the hour. Yet, there is still a lot to be achieved. In addition to advancement we observed from WT2 to M2, a lot of other issues are yet to be catered. Such as, M2 does not have auto language detector mode, instead, each time a user must select the language in their mobile app before using. M2 is a very handy tool but it lacks accuracy. It does not operate properly in loud areas. For a user to have a good experience, the device must be used in a quiet environment and the speed of the speaker must be within a certain range for the translator to detect and translate each word. Another big technical problem in M2 is Bluetooth detection, which works for only one earbud at a time. Along with that, the most talked about feature of M2 i.e. offline mode, is still undeveloped and full of bugs. Slow operating, limited number of languages, detection issues in old mobiles and much more; offline mode needs a lot of fixing.
Even though this device might have many glitches yet to be resolved, this technology is still a very big step. In future, with many more updates and advancements in this device, we can expect it to be the most handy tool for people.