What is ili?
ili is the world's first wearable translator specifically made for travelers. You also don't need to hunt for Wi-Fi on your trip to use it... ili is Wi-Fi free.
What languages will be supported?
Right now, ili supports English to Spanish, Mandarin, or Japanese as well as Mandarin to English, or Japanese. More languages will be supported in the near future!
Is the translation perfect?Is the translation perfect?
Currently, ili is designed for travel phrases (such as shopping, eating, reservations, and getting around). We're working hard to add more phrases and make ili the most convenient translation device for your travels.
Can ili be used in business conversations?
As of now, ili is best suited for travel phrases (such as shopping, restaurants, making reservations, getting a haircut, and so on). It's not suited for business communication and negotiation.
How fast is it?
ili translates your words in as little as 0.2 seconds. We're working hard to make future versions instantaneous.
Will it translate everything around me?
ili doesn't translate everything happening around you. So no, you can't eavesdrop on others :p
What's the difference between ili and other translation devices?
ili is Wi-Fi free, which means you don't have to spend half your trip looking for a connection. Translation is almost instant and it doesn't require your phone or any other software.
Do I need a smartphone to use ili?
No, ili is a standalone device. All you need is your beautiful voice ;)
Does ili provide two-way translation?
For the time being, ili is focused on you, the traveler. ili's one-way translation is optimized for quick and efficient communication to help get you to where you want to go. Also, we're planning to launch a two-way version in the future.
But how am I supposed to understand the person I'm talking too?
ili works best for travel phrases that require short answers (yes or no, for example) or gestures (point and show).