Ben Sin wears a WT2 Plus earpiece for near-simultaneous two-way interpretation. Developed by Timekettle, a start-up based in Shenzhen, southern China, the US$210 device can process 36 languages and dialects, including slang-laden Cantonese. Photo: Ben Sin

Field test: real-time, in-ear bilingual translator WT2 Plus impresses – but it may be overpriced

  • Chinese start-up Timekettle’s algorithm-based interpreting app works well, giving free-flowing translation of a two-way conversation, but with a short time lag
  • The manufacturer claims WT2 Plus handles 36 languages or dialects. We put it to the ultimate test – a simultaneous translation of slangy, informal Cantonese
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Ben Sin wears a WT2 Plus earpiece for near-simultaneous two-way interpretation. Developed by Timekettle, a start-up based in Shenzhen, southern China, the US$210 device can process 36 languages and dialects, including slang-laden Cantonese. Photo: Ben Sin
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