Each year, Mobile World Congress is held in Barcelona Spain, and it is dominated by the announcement of new phones. However, there are also many other devices that are announced as well, and this year a new universal translator ear-piece is one that stands out.
Waverly Labs has developed wireless earbuds that come in black, white, or red. Much like Air pods, they are independently wireless, and are charged in a separate case. You can use these wireless earbuds in the normal way, but if you also download the Waverly app, the ear-pieces will translate foreign languages. If you are speaking English, and the other person needs to hear Spanish, the app will display your words in Spanish on their phone, and a Text to Speech synthesizer will speak the words in their ear. The reverse is true when they speak to you. The ear-pieces currently run $249 on pre-order, and $299 once they are publicly released. You do not need an ear-piece to hear the translation, but it is much better than hearing it over your phones external speaker. Currently, the app supports English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.