This is incredible! Google has made a pair of headphones that translate languages in real time!
I think the plain old phone app is amazing! And now this!
This is what Engadget writes:
The Google Pixel Buds are wireless headphones designed for use with the company’s new Pixel 2 handset. Once you’ve paired the phones to the handset, you can simply tap the right earpiece and issue a command to Google Assistant on the Pixel 2. You can have it play music, give you directions, place a phone call and whatnot, you know, all the standards.
But if you tell it to “Help me speak Japanese” and then start speaking in English, the phone’s speakers will output your translated words as you speak them. The other party’s reply (presumably in Japanese because otherwise what exactly are you playing at?) will then play into your ear through the Pixel Buds. As Google’s onstage demonstration illustrated, there appeared to be virtually zero lag time during the translation, though we’ll have to see how well that performance holds up in the real world with wonky WiFi connections, background noise and crosstalk.
The Google Pixel Buds will be available in November for $159 but can be pre-ordered now! Keep in mind they will only translate using Google’s new Pixel 2 phone!