Imagine arriving at an airport and trying to explain to a taxi driver where to go to in a language you don't speak, or even trying to communicate to a doctor after an accident in a language you don’t even know. Imagine a refugee arriving in a foreign country and wanting to start their life again without speaking the language at all. We want to give everyone the right to be understood!
Travis is a handy device we believe will inspire change, encourage travel and create connections that weren’t previously possible. We can empower the 7 billion people in this planet who speak over 6,500 languages to come together and have a casual chat, order a drink, do business or maybe even fall in love.
In a globalising world, language differences can lead to social exclusion, dangerous misunderstandings and missed friendships & business opportunities. So call us crazy or naive, but here at Travis, we think we can bring the world together, by making sure we can all have a chat.
Travis is a portable device that uses artificial intelligence to translate speech to speech in 80 languages, all in less than two seconds. Travis has some unique features that include:
Apps are great, but things like battery life, speed and most of all, eye contact can become a struggle. Travis is a purpose-built device for face-to-face communication. We've integrated the best apps for each language into the device so it seamlessly navigates and selects the best translation for your chosen languages.
With just one Travis you can:
Use built-in microphone & built-in speakers
Use built-in microphones + earphones (wired/wireless)
For travel - Whether in Shanghai or Paris, Travis helps you to speak to locals, get a cab, order food and drinks or simply ask, "How are you? Where are you from? What are your ambitions?"
As expats & international students - Moving to a new country can be stressful - getting the kids into school, arranging health care and figuring out food options at the grocery store or market. Travis can't solve all your challenges, but we can make it easier for you to connect with the locals and feel at home.
For cross-cultural families - Have a girlfriend, wife or husband whose family speaks a whole other language? Many of our backers do, and will be using Travis to communicate with the in-laws.
Contact with refugees - Some of our backers are getting a Travis to communicate with refugees. Not only for social work, but to speak to new neighbours, colleagues and classmates as well. We partner with organisations who help with refugees and aid work and Travis helps bridging language barriers with volunteers and the people they help.
How will you use Travis? Join the movement with a pledge for Travis or donate to Travis x OLE, and let us know on the comments page. Thanks!
Production and shipping have started. Software has continuous updates for increased speed, additional languages and more offline benefits. These improvements come free of charge by Over the air Updates.
20 Offline: Spanish, German, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Portuguese, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, English, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Swedish, Korean, Hindi, Hebrew, Thai, Turkish, Indonesian.
80 Online: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Taiwanese), Chinese (Cantonese), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), English (USA), English (Australia), Esperanto, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Frisian, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Myanmar, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sindhi, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (USA), Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh.
Any other questions? Feel free to ask and we’ll get back to you!