What a fantastic idea! This product is very easy to set up and use once you downloaded the app and updated the software. The three different modes are great for different noise level situations. The device picks up your voice easily and records your sentences in the original language accurately. The translations are slightly off in terms of sentence structure, but the translated message is still easy to understand even with these small errors. And it takes merely a second for it to translate to the next persons earpiece or to the speaker. The ear piece fits and stays when standing and speaking, but I suspect it might not stay in well if I was making a lot of movement. Have not tried walking quickly or with rough terrain with the device in ear. They do have different ear attachments that might help it fit more snuggly. Have not had the chance to use them yet. Overall, this is an excellent product that helps you communicate easily. Particularly for travel to a place where you have not had the chance to learn much of the language yet or you are only staying for a short while.
I have bought a few different translators recently for my parents. They will be coming to stay with us next month. And the idea of ear bug translator seems convenient and practical. I received it a few weeks ago but for some reason Amazon still shows the shipment as on the way. After opened the box and saw them I have to say the craftsmanship is very good.
Setup is easy. I do have to use their app for everything and cell phone with latest operating system as well as Bluetooth is also required. To connect them to the cellphone for the first time, the ear bugs have to be out of the charging case. I didn’t so it took a while for me to figure out. Once connected everything is easy from there on.
There are three modes to choose from: Simul, touch and speaker. With the first two modes both ear bugs have to be used for talking and translation. Speaker mode is a great feature since you don’t have to ask somebody to use the other ear bug every time and honestly I feel uncomfortable to let a stranger use something like that. Also either one of the ear bugs can be used at speaker mode.
Both charging cases can be used for either one of the ear bugs so it works even if I switch them.
Translation is quick and accurate so far. I’ve tried English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, for most of the everyday conversations it can recognize quite accurately. Plus the verb. to text is helpful for checking accuracy if needed.
To summarize, this device is great for one to one conversation or conference. For travelling I would prefer speaker mode. I wish it had offline feature so we can still use it where there is no WiFi or cell phone. But overall I like them.
Arrived super quick, very easy set up and pairing to my phone. The app works great, I tried all the modes with my spouse who speaks Spanish so we could test the accuracy, she mentioned it translates very accurate from English to Spanish and it also did for me. The only tricky part is remembering to talk louder for people who are soft spoken naturally for the earbuds to pick it up easily.
Can't wait to try this next time we visit my spouse's family in Mexico to see how they do! Great invention!
This is an amazing device! I found it very easy to set up. Only problem is that they were not charged enough to connect and work right out of the box so I thought I was doing something wrong, but, once fully charged they worked like a charm. I work in a job where I interact with various Spanish-speaking people. This set-up will come in very handy to be able to communicate with them. I work and live in an area with many non-English speaking people and I am sure to recommend this device to them.
Traveling abroad in spring 2020 and I got these to help me out quite a bit since I can't learn so many different languages so fast and I'm super excited! They come with 3 different size for the silicone pieces that go over the buds and they are SUPER comfy. Have already tried these at work with Spanish and it works perfect and the customer was so delighted! Can't wait to use other languages later, these are PERFECT!
I am learning English in an English school now. This helps me a lot. I take it to school every day,Many words you don't understand can be learned with it, if you also plan to learn another language, I highly recommend this translation machine
The function of this wt2 really surprised me! It is fast and accurate, and I am very satisfied with these two points. I have tried French and Korean friends. They all say that it is too smart ^_^! I am using it when I am going abroad for a trip. It seems that it is fully qualified for this job! I bought a translator before, wt2 has easily replaced it ^_^! I also like this wt2 charging method, it is very durable! And it's very simple to operate, in short, like it!
I had to watch the YouTube video to tell me what I was doing wrong. Basically the pairing process is in the app and not the phone settings. Once that was done it was off to the races. Works extremely well. I've read so many device reviews and ratings till I was sick. I just had a feeling this one was going to be good. My girlfriend is Chinese and we "talk" normal and the translation is spot on. A lot better than a phone app translator. My girlfriend was using that and it was time consuming waiting on it to translate and sometimes not good at all. I had to use the over the ear clip but it feels like nothing was there. The whole earpiece is extremely comfortable making the experience very gratifying.
UPDATE: After about 2 weeks the translater app started freezing. Re-installed the app, same problem. After 30 minutes of wearing the ear buds, both our ears were getting sore. Never fit good for either of us. Kept falling out. I had high hopes for this. Returned for refund.
UPDATE: I was contacted from the company and even though mine was a rare incident, they have done their duty to correct it. It is nice to know a company sticks behind their product. Since they have contacted me and offered a good explaination along with their intentions to eliminate the problem, I feel it is worth giving five stars instead of two. They really are doing their homework and got the bugs worked out. Probably going to buy another one and give it a 5 star review!
I was a bit sceptical when I ordered the WT2 Translator but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Packaging was great and the product is well designed. Start up instructions could use a little help but the YouTube video solved that pretty quickly. I tested it with several languages with colleagues and their jaws dropped when we communicated in German and Hebrew. I'm going to use it for a trip to Portugal next and look forward to making great use of the WT2s especially when I go to France.
I followed this on crowd funding, and because it mentioned my native language, Cantonese.
I do not travel abroad much, but my wife wants to learn my dialect of Chinese.
Many apps out there, including google etc only cater for the Mandarin dialect, so for her, this is a difficult task.
I waited for the funding to complete, I followed the updates and notifications, and then eventually a parcel arrived.
It was smaller than I expected, and only requires a USB-C connection and an app to download.
My first tests was basic english to cantonese and back, it worked well. The second test was trialing the Zero with my Mandarin speaking friend, and to our amazement, it translated what I spoke from Cantonese into Mandarin, and her Mandarin into Cantonese with some precision. Truly some smarts under that softwares bonnet.
My wife is now able to test herself using the app and microphone without my having to be there to nag her (or laugh) at her attempts at the language.
Great job, Timekettle!
This product was as advertised and the best I have used. One issue I found was the latency issues when using your data connection on the go in different countries. Without the strongest most reliable signal, like you would receive with WiFi, your translation options are very limited.
Great for person to person conversation but not accurate in long extended conversation like a sermon in church.
Does it work? Yes. Does it allow you to have a free flowing conversation? Not exactly. But the freedom of being able to just talk whenever... is amazing! For example, I was having dinner and I was still able to talk (between bites) to my mother and father in-law who are not English speakers, they speak Mandarin.
To be fair, the product does tell you not to use any slang, speak clearly, etc... there are times when I have to tell the other party that 'I do not know what you said'. I don't know if they are using slang, obviously, so Im not sure if that is the issue or not. Based on their reactions when I talk, and I don't use any slang, I feel they are able to understand what I am telling them 90% of the time.
While it isn't perfect, and I wasn't expecting it to be, it does allow you to communicate with each other much easier than using google translate or others where you have to press a button to talk. After getting this headset and trying it out, I would highly recommend it to anyone in a similar situation as mine where you will want to have a longer conversation with someone. Else, if you are just going to be asking for directions or similar and not doing a lot of talking, the app on your phone will work just fine!
One thing I would like to see from this company in the near term is the ability to talk 'normally'. And by that, I mean to be able to talk freely without having to wait for the previous translation to have ended. It should be able to cache my voice and translate it as soon as the other person has stopped talking. Currently, you have to make sure the translation has stopped and wait about 1 to 2 seconds before speaking. What happens is either the other party will start talking again, which resets your window to say anything, or you start talking to early and it doesn't translate anything you said.
If the company is reading this, please add support for 3rd party bluetooth headphones!! Think AirPods! The headphones are not the most comfortable to wear, they don't sit well in your ear and require the loop that comes with them, but that loop doesn't fit in the charging case so Im sure they will get lost and Ill have to buy a replacement!
I work for a Japanese company on a mostly Japanese based team. This Product is a must have to help seal that language gap. the only issue I had was it picking up my Southern draw. I had to slow down and speak clearly ( like a normal human). the Japanese are overall impressed by the product and have bought a couple to use at the local schools for parent/teacher meetings.
Translation, makes it easier since my wife’s parents speak Russian and so does my wife
I love the ease and reliability of the device. I have several bilingual students, but I have one which does not speak any English. So, after spending several months trying to connect with her, I decided to purchase a translation device. The WT2 Plus voice translating device has made all the difference in the world. She now participates in class and has completed her first presentation. She not only hears the lessons in English, but then again in her first language. Now I have another ELL student and use the speaker mode with my phone set between them. They ask questions and are more confident speaking English and performing mathematical tasks.
I bought this translator for my parents since they dont speak English. First I tested myself with English & Chinese and the translation is pretty accurate, and then gave it to the parents and they were amazed. now beed to teaching them how to use it :)
I received the WT2 for Christmas a couple months back from some of my colleagues. It was an excellent gift given the extent of my travel for work to countries where English is not spoken by most of the population. In my experience thus far, I love the concept, see modest kinks in accuracy and voice recognition that I am happy to be part of ironing out, and have great faith that the team at Time Kettle is on the right path to deliver a true babelfish as they evolve their product.
Excellent technology that will help continue the path to create better translation tools for the 21st Century and beyond. Sometimes you have to re-start the App for voice recognition if you have other applications open on your cell at the same time you are using the app.
I used this product with my german coworkers during my sales meeting last week. We had a lot of fun testing the product out, and we were able to have conversations in each native language. While the translations were mostly accurate, there were some translated words that were funky. However, it did not detract from the overall meaning of the sentence. The standard earbuds do not fit in my ear, I have yet to try the other supplied earbud sizes.
Must have when traveling abroad. My husband and I could not have been more pleased when using in French Canada and Italy! The locals appreciated as well! Made trips so much easier and enjoyable. Also helps you learn the language as your going. Highly recommended, cannot day enough about this product.
Product will change the world in my humble opinion.
Simultaneous translators. need not apply
A significant game changer equivalent to the printing press! And the semi-conductor.
Nano technology at it’s best. There are handheld unit that do not need an app. Or the internet’s that also translates up to four hundred languages!!!!!!.
When it worked it worked well. On occasion, I had a hard time getting it to recognize my voice in English in order to do the translation. I was in Ecuador visiting my daughter and her host family and could not get it to function consistently. I would probably purchase this again, but make time to test the functionality prior to travel.