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Timekettle WT2 Edge Translator Earbuds Review: It Will Get You to Where You're Going but Not Much Else

Timekettle WT2 Edge Translator Earbuds Review: It Will Get You to Where You're Going but Not Much Else

BY JOWI MORALES 

If you're a frequent traveler or an international student, you'll find the Timekettle WT2 Edge Translator Earbuds a useful tool for basic conversations. It lets you easily find directions, order from a menu, and answer questions. However, it might not be able to cope with normal talking speed, so you'll have to speak slowly and clearly.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Brand: Timekettle
  • Offline support: Optional
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Languages supported: 40
  • Maximum participants: 2

PROS

  • Light, sleek, and compact
  • Connects easily to the smartphone app
  • Reasonable battery life
  • Keeps conversation history
  • Captures speaker's voice easily, even in reasonably loud environments

CONS

  • A bit fragile
  • Cannot cope with normal conversation speeds

As the world slowly opens up to travel once again, you might find yourself going to a place where there are a few English speakers. And nothing is more frightening than being alone in a crowd.

Thankfully, voice recognition technology, internet connection, and powerful smartphones can now come together to provide real-time translation. You no longer have to rely on bulky dictionaries or mime your words to get through, allowing you to communicate with non-English speakers.

This is where the Timekettle WT2 Edge Translator comes in. It's an earbud translator that picks up conversations in real-time, allowing for two-way communication. Let's check out how it works and if it can live up to the demands of a flowing discussion.

What You Get in the Box

What You Get in the Box

The Timekettle WT2 Edge comes in a nice black box with a matte finish. Inside the box, you'll find

  • One pair of white Timekettle WT2 Edge Translator Earbuds inside a white charging case
  • One USB-C Charging Cable
  • One pair of ear clips
  • Two pairs of silicone in-ear rubber tips
  • Quick Start Guide

To make the translator earbuds work, you also need to download the Timekettle app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Sleek and Pocketable

Sleek and Pocketable Earbuds

The WT2 Edge Translator Earbuds sit securely inside the white clamshell case. The magnets inside the earbuds ensure it won't fly off the case if you accidentally open it. The case itself fits neatly in your hand, and its rounded, pebble-like shape makes it easy to pocket.

There are four indicators lights under the front lip, letting you see how much battery the case has left for recharging the earbuds. Each LED indicator equals about three hours of charge, giving you over 12 hours of use if you pair the earbuds with the case.

The case itself is secured by a magnetic lock, ensuring it won't be accidentally opened if you drop it in your bag. When you need to use the translators, you can quickly take the earbuds from the case with one hand. Replacing them after use is also a breeze—the magnets in the case and earbuds ensure they'll fall into place without much effort.

The white earbuds themselves measure about 1.3 inches each and fit snugly in the ears. It's hard to make them accidentally come off your ear, even without the ear clip and silicone rubber tips.

Connecting for the First Time

Connecting for the First Time

It doesn't take much effort to connect the earbuds to your device. Once you've downloaded and installed the Timekettle app, open it, create an account, then pick out the earbuds you have. There are four options: WT2 Plus, Zero, M2, and W3 (or WT2 Edge). Weirdly enough, the WT2 Edge doesn't work with the WT2 Plus option. Instead, you have to pick the W3 (or WT2 Edge). After choosing the appropriate device, you'll see a Connection tips prompt, giving you advice on connecting the earbuds to your phone. With your phone's Bluetooth and Wi-Fi/4G/5G on, taking out the earbuds from the charging case connects it to the app instantly. You should see both the left and right earbud on the screen, with the remaining charge.

Speaker Mode

Once you select confirm, you'll have the option to use it in one of three modes: Simul Mode, Touch Mode, and Speaker Mode. Simul Mode lets two people use the earbuds simultaneously. Tha