How much does ili cost?
ili costs $199 USD (shipping cost and customs not included).
Which languages can ili translate to?
At the moment, ili can translate from English to Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean and Spanish. More languages will be added depending on customer demand.
Why is ili a one-way translator and not two-way?
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, tell what you want to do.
Here's a short video from CEO Takuro Yoshida explaining ili's one-way functionality and why it was preferred over two-ways.
How can I understand what the other person is saying to me?
As a result of user testing for over 2 years, we found that the questions travelers ask during traveling (shopping, dining, asking directions) can be answered by yes/no or gestures and basic English.
Please see the example of how the conversation using ili can work in travel situations from here (demo video).
What is the difference between ili and translation apps?
Many other translation apps require a Wi-Fi connection and in order for you to use it offline, you'd need enough memory on your phone to download each language. ili on the other hand, is Wi-Fi free and can be used instantly.
Where can ili be shipped to?
ili can be shipped to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Please be aware that in accordance with our shipping partners, we are unable to deliver to APO/FPO/DPO boxes.
If your country is not on the list and you would like us to deliver there in the future, please let us know here. We may add more countries depending on the demand.
Where can I download the ili app?
You can download the ili app at the this link. Please follow the instructions on how to install it.
Do I need Wi-Fi to use ili?
No! ili does not need an internet connection to work. It’s doesn’t need Wi-Fi so it’s free to use anywhere, anytime.
The all-in-one powerful CPU allows the translation engine to run on an in-device server without connecting to the internet. Since it is a high-speed processor, ili translates your words in as little as 0.2 seconds.
See why Wi-Fi free helps you travel easier from here.
How do I change the language on my ili?
Since ili is one-way, the input language (English) can’t be changed.
To change the output language, hold on to the lower side button until ili confirms the language is changing.
Please refer to this video for a detailed explanation on how to switch output languages.
Will there ever be a two-way ili?
At the moment, we are working hard on perfecting the one-way ili. If we can design and make a better two-way product, we may release it in the future. Please look out for our announcements on any future developments.