A year after our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign started, the Pilot Translating Earpiece reached $5 million in pre-orders or 25,000 units sold! Marion and Bill trying out English-French So some of you may be wondering, what is so special about Pilot? Here is what we respond… The sharing experience: with a partner or in … Read More
Three weeks ago, Sergio returned from our manufacturer’s factory in China and upon his recommendation, we made an important decision. In order to improve the quality of the Pilot’s audio and translation system, we decided to make designs improvements on the microphone placement and the antenna design, delaying the estimated shipping date to the Fall. … Read More
CEO Andrew Ochoa is this week’s guest speaker at Stage One Startup! Listen to him talk about Pilot, our team and the crowdfunding campaign on episode 42: Creating an innovative product that changes the world and bridges the gap between languages and people! Link to Podcast.
Sergio, our Head of Design Engineering, spent the month of March in Shenzhen, China to oversee the Pilot manufacturing. He recently came back to New York for a few days before returning for several months of production and post-production. Sergio went to China for what we call “preliminary production” which consists of finalizing all aspects … Read More
Recently, we hired Craig as a product manager. Craig is responsible for understanding and overseeing the development of UX (User Experience) and his job is critical. Why? Because the Pilot app is more complex than your average language translation tool. Pilot is dynamic (thanks to the conversational mode), and runs conjointly with a wearable device (the … Read More
Last week, we attended the 4YFN (Four Years from Now) event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and we showcased the Pilot translating earpiece for the first public demo! It was great meeting people from around the world and sharing our vision for the Pilot earpiece: to bridge language barriers. We discussed the three main usages for … Read More
Language is often described as a building block in the process of constructing and interpreting the world around us. As the world becomes more global, we can’t help but sometimes find ourselves “lost in translation”, and unable to fully understand a certain culture or its people. In some ways, it is languages that allows us … Read More
This week, we launched our own e-commerce platform after receiving a staggering amount of interest and support for the Pilot Translation Kit on IndieGoGo. You can now purchase the Pilot Translation Kit on our website, with the ability to select any color and quantity you want. We also launched brand new designs of Pilot and … Read More
Our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign is closing in a few days so this is your last chance to become an early backer and buy the Pilot translation earpiece at 30% off! Early backers get special treatment: They never have to pay for new languages when they become available this Fall. Don’t wait to order!