Timekettle’s earbuds translate 40 different languages in real-time
Whether you’re a student abroad, traveling for business – the WT2 Edge earbuds can help you communicate better.
Not too long ago, it wasn’t possible for us to travel to different countries. But now, with the world returning to normal, traveling has opened back up.
Now is as good a time as ever for vacations or trips to other countries. And Timekettle offers a great way to overcome the language barriers you might encounter.
The Timekettle WT2 Edge translation earbuds offer bi-directional translation through the company’s smartphone app.
With 40 languages and 93 different accents to translate to and from, the Timekettle WT2 Edge earbuds open up the world in a new way.
The Timekettle WT2 Edge is available on the company’s website starting at $349.99. But if you act quickly, a Halloween sale will save you $50 on a purchase.
The Timekettle WT2 Edge uses the industry-leading HybridComm™ 2.0 technology to increase communication efficiency by 200%. So let’s see what they’re all about.
How do they work?
At first glance, the WT2 Edge earbuds look like any other wireless earbuds you see today.
They have a charging case with a USB-C port and cable to keep them powered up. You can get up to three hours of use out of a single charge and 12 hours total with recharges from the charging case.
But looks are about the only thing that these earbuds have in common with Apple’s AirPods. Instead of being used for music and calls, they translate between different languages.
The WT2 Edge earbuds are supported by an app that has access to 40 different languages. You can have free conversations with people speaking different languages as long as you’re online.
There is an option to purchase an offline package for an extra $50. This allows you to download different translations, but it is limited to certain translation combinations.
For example, you can translate from Chinese to English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. But you can’t translate between English and Portuguese while you’re offline.
Translating with the earbuds works pretty simply. You have the person wear one earbud while you wear the other, and the microphones on each bud will pick up and start translating.
It all works thanks to the Timekettle app
The thing that drives the translation with the WT2 Edge earbuds is the Timekettle app. You have to pair the earbuds with the app before you can use them at all.
Once you’re connected to the app, you can start having conversations across different languages.
There are three different modes that you can use, depending on your circumstances at any given time.
- Simul mode: Simul mode is the most convenient option to use. All you need to do is share earbuds and start talking, and the earbuds will start translating. If you’re in a place with a lot of noise, you might want to try the next option.
- Touch mode: Touch mode acts the way it sounds. It requires each person to tap their side of the phone when they’re ready to talk. It’s a bit slower but makes it easier for the microphones to focus on what you’re saying.
- Speaker mode: This option lets you translate with only one person wearing an earbud. One language will come out of an earbud, and the other language will come out of the phone’s speaker.
- Listen mode: Simply wear the earbuds and put your phone on the table with the Timekettle app open, and then sentences translated will be transmitted into your ear.
Of course, there are limitations to the earbuds’ capabilities.
Translations can take around one to three seconds to process and output. You may have to slow your speaking a bit to let the earbuds keep up.
Should you buy the Timekettle WT2 Edge translation earbuds?
The WT2 Edge translation earbuds can be super useful for someone who travels a lot.
Whether you’re a student studying abroad, traveling for business, or just on vacation in a different country, these earbuds can help you communicate better.
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