These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it’s like something out of ‘Star Trek’

Waverly Labs Pilot

Waverly Labs has a lofty goal: to eliminate language barriers with the help of technology. 

The company’s first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers. 

The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your ear canals and can be used to play music from your phone. 

But Waverly Labs says they can also translate languages in real time, enabling a conversation between two people who speak different languages. 

Check out Waverly Labs’ Pilot earbuds:

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The Pilot earbuds look a little bit like Apple’s AirPods.

Unlike AirPods, however, which only come in white, the Pilot buds come in three colors: black, white, and red.

The Pilot buds come with a charging case that will keep them topped up between uses.

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