In 2017, pre-orders for ili shipped to its first 10,000 recipients. The wearable translator created by Takuro Yoshida, a Japanese tech entrepreneur and CEO of Logbar Inc., was created to connect people around the world after Yoshida was unable to ask for a simple glass of water during foreign travel.The device is a Wi-Fi free one-way translator, allowing current users to speak English into it and have their conversations translated quickly into Japanese, Spanish, and Mandarin.

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Orders are currently processed in the United States but requests can be made for the product to be available in other countries through a simple form. Additional languages will be supported in the future. Would you try a device like this or prefer apps instead?

 

(Nas Daily, ili)

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