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Translator hits target

Travis, the AI and machine learning pocket translator manufacturer, has launched its third crowdfunding project, Travis Touch.

The device is the successor of Travis One, a handheld pocket translator of which Travis sold over 110 000 devices worldwide. As an integrator of several translation engines, Travis accepts more than 100 languages. 

“At Travis, we believe that everyone should be understood, so we’re here to help bring true communication into people’s lives,” says Gregor Noltes, Chief Marketing Officer of Travis. “That is why we developed a hardware device that enables you to translate and understand 100+ languages. After Travis One, we have received a lot of valuable feedback, which in return helped us create a new and improved product: Travis Touch. The device’s main improvements are in hardware and usability.”

Travis integrates 16 translation engines by choosing the highest-ranking platform based on the language pair of choice via AI. 

One of the new features of the Travis Touch is the”Magic button”. It uses voice commands to select the languages of choice. Travis Touch is the only device of its kind in the world, supporting wireless charging and voice commands in five different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. 

Travis Touch also has a 4G connection and is supported by more than 200 mobile operators. Travis Touch will not include a SIM card but, if there is a card, the device can be turned into a hotspot and can share the wifi connection with up to 11 other devices. 

Travis Touch is a direct competitor of Google Pixel Buds. However, Travis has the advantage of being a stand-alone device and not an app. Marijn Booman, General Manager, says: “While being busy with apps on our phones, we lose the precious time that we could spend communicating with the people around us. This is why Travis was created as a device; to bridge the gaps in real communication with people from different cultures.

“In these busy times, when we are constantly on our phones, we are forgetting how to truly talk with each other and because of that we end up being misunderstood. Therefore we provide people with a soft landing in unfamiliar circumstances, regardless of the situation. Using a Travis gives you a sense of comfort, turning an insecure moment into a positive experience.” 

Travis Touch is available on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo . The first 500 backers can get Travis Touch for $149, which is a $100 discount on the future retail price of $249. Shipping will start at the beginning of September 2018. Get the new Travis Touch via Indiegogo:

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