Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1438 (2:19:42)

Dick DeBartolo

Line and Naver Corp have new Bluetooth-enabled wireless earbuds. While several companies are working on ear-to-ear real-time language translation, Mars is different. How? According to the company, other earbuds require separate mobile devices and earbuds, or two pairs of earbuds. Mars only requires a single pair that can be shared between two people. Using the Naver Papago app, the user assigns a language to each each earbud. From there, two people will be able to have real-time ear-to-ear translation of 10 different languages. The supported languages right now include English, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indonesian. But the spokesperson at the show said the company is working on adding many more languages. The system works for both iOS and Android. The earbuds were named a Scheduled for release in early 2018, the suggested retail price (as of now) will be $149.00.

- Watch the Giz Wiz Video (YouTube)
- Watch the company video (YouTube)
- Visit the company website (navercorp.com - you might have to hit "translate.")