A startup called Travis endeavors to simplify real-time translation with a nifty, handheld gadget that can work with over 80 languages. Travis the Translator has already bagged more than a half million dollars in pledges via Indiegogo campaign and should begin shipping by July this year.
Travis is loaded with multiple translation engines and can auto pick the best one to facilitate a conversation between two or more people speaking different languages, a feature that differentiates it from most smartphone language translation apps, writes Liliputing.
In offline mode, Travis can translate 20 languages and can last for up to 12 hours on a single charge, notes The Verge. Priced at $199, Travis supports both wired and wireless headsets, allowing both public and private settings in case one wants to keep the translation to oneself.