Get simultaneous translation with the Timekettle M2 Translator Earbuds. These Bluetooth headphones can translate over 40 languages and understand 93 accents, in addition to serving as regular headphones for our music.
The pleasure of traveling is discovering new cultures and new landscapes. However, language obviously becomes an important barrier.
Fortunately, this barrier can be overcome with technology, whether through translation applications like Google Translate or headphones specifically made for it.
Only, all these products require internet data to obtain the translation or that we download languages beforehand. However, the results are mixed when you have no connection and you depend on these famous downloads.
Named as innovation of the year at CES 2021, the headphones Timekettle M2 Translator Earbuds offer several qualities, but also has shortcomings with offline translation unfortunately.
The Timekettle M2 Translator Earbuds are easy to carry with us.
Three translation modes for all situations
Obtaining this award at CES piqued our curiosity and we requested a copy to test them out.
The latter are initially still bigger than what we are used to seeing with AirPods for example. But they remain comfortable despite everything.
Once paired by Bluetooth with our phone and the Timekettle mobile application, we can use three translation modes.
The first, the tactile mode, requires us to have an earpiece in the ear and the other in that of our interlocutor. It may be necessary to provide small disinfectant wipes for this mode.
Still, it suffices to press the earpiece when speaking so that the translation then goes to the earpiece of the person with whom you are chatting. We can thus discuss, each in turn, by each pressing his earpiece.
The second is the listening mode where our phone picks up the conversation and translates it to us in our earpiece.
Finally, the third is the speakerphone mode where we speak through the earpiece and the translation comes out of our phone.
Timekettle’s listening mode captures the conversation with our phone and translates it into the earpiece.
Several languages available online or offline
The Timekettle app is able to translate around 40 languages and claims to be able to understand 93 accents.
Obviously, we did not test all these accents, but our Quebec accent was surprisingly well understood by the application.
We mainly tested the translation from French to English and it was really very good. Only that is when you are connected to the internet.
Because offline things get pretty bad.
It is possible to download languages to perform the translation without connection. Unfortunately, the result is not there, while the application really does not understand what it is said.
This is not to mention that we have to pay to obtain each of the available languages. However, we get in the box a card with credits to download some.
Too bad, because it is really the sinews of war for this type of device when we do not always have an internet package for the country where we are going.
But if this is the case or that we have access to a Wi-Fi network, without a doubt these headphones translate very well.
Not to mention that we can use them as everyday headphones to listen to our music.
These offer nearly 6 hours of battery life on a single charge and 30 hours in total with the charging box.
The Timekettle M2 Translator Earbuds are sold over the internet in waters of $ 180.
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