What we need is something better. We need a translator that uses voice, not text, because text requires both literacy and a familiarity with mobile tech. And we need a translator that focuses on a small set of languages to maximize comprehension.
Luckily, that's exactly what the Ili—launched this week at CES 2016—claims to do. It's a wearable translator that repeats phrases back to you in the language of your choosing—currently, either English, Chinese, or Japanese. It works like any other digital translator, except for the fact that it's voice-activated and doesn't require an internet connection.
Other CES 2016 posts:
CES 2016: Samsung KS9500 SUHD 4K TV with stunning natural curves. (1/8/2016)
Be your own home brewer the easy way with Pico Brew Micro Brewer. (1/8/2016)
Daqri smart helmet. (1/8/2016)
This shower head tells you when your time is up. (1/7/2016)
According to this HairMax instructional video, 82 medical-grade lasers will put a smile on your face. (1/6/2016)
You may or may not get a charge out of the Digitsole Smartshoe. (1/6/2016)
Enrich your family life with this Samsung Smart Family Hub Fridge. (1/6/2016)