This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 17 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.
It’s undeniable that we love traveling. All the new sights to see, people to meet and experience to have. It’s our retreat from our busy lives and, if it’s a rewarding trip, our little paradise. Many love to travel in groups, be it friends or families, and just let loose and have a good time together. Yet, there are also those who choose to travel on their own. But with fear of the unknown, the thought of being on their own in a foreign land may be intimidating to some.
We understand the struggles that go into this and that’s why we came up with Alfred. A travel device that will be your future travel companion.
First thing first, having a constant functional internet is undeniably a big plus while travelling. Alfred not only is capable of generating a strong internet, it does so in the most affordable prices possible. Compared to other services, which charge for around USD10 per day, Alfred offers prices as low as USD0.2 per day for selected countries. Even at its most pricey option, the internet will be available at a mere USD1.1 per day. Our plans cover 80+ countries, so now you will be able to enjoy that beautiful scenery and post that Instagram story simultaneously at a low price anywhere!
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You’ll be able to connect with friends and families while you’re away and upload those enticing food photos and breathtaking scenery shots to your social media accounts while being on the spot! And if there’s more people in your trip, Alfred’s hotspot supports multiple connections as well. A high-connectivity mobile hotspot and it’s all your own.
Having a solid, actionable plan can make for a smooth, easy and even memorable trip. Yet, it’s often mundane and troublesome to crawl through guidebooks after guidebooks to decide on what to do. It’s even harder when you’re planning on your own. As a travel companion, one of the main features of Alfred is the itinerary function. it will show you a map of recommended tourist spots for you to quickly plan your own day trip. Whenever you’re fussing over what to do or where to go, Alfred will be able to give you a few pointers to get you started.
To help make the process much smoother, Alfred also has a map filled with markers of renowned tourist attractions. Perfect for people who want to know as much as possible before leaving for the day or those adventurous individuals who enjoy spontaneity. With the map, you’ll be able to see all the tourist attractions that are currently around the area you’re in.
It’s also handy as quick reference in case you wander around too much and got lost among the streets and people. And when you’re feeling peckish, the map also offers locations of restaurants nearby to satisfy that appetite and quench that thirst!
For people with a zest for learning about the history of places, don’t you worry, Alfred does more than gives you a nice start to your trip. With Alfred, you’re able to learn about the tourist spot you plan to visit while wandering around on the spot! How? With its huge database on tourist spots all over the world, Alfred is able to provide audio tracks containing information and facts about the place.
You are able to pair a bluetooth earphone(s) of your choice or our complimentary one while using the audio guide feature and even during translation! With a built-in high-sensitive mic, our complimentary wireless earphones makes the process of speech translation even more natural and smoother than when done with the device.
What really makes Alfred shine though, is its efficient translation system. Alfred is capable of translating 108 languages, including accents and dialects. It’s connected to 8 well-known and powerful databases, such as Google, Baidu and Microsoft.
As each of these databases has their own advantages in terms of accuracy and amount of phrases, Alfred automatically switches between them to produce optimized results. This will ensure that no matter the language Alfred picks up, it will navigate to the right database and pulls up the best translation and audio possible. Furthermore, Alfred also utilizes the AI voice-recognition software of related leading technology companies such as Nuance and iFlytek.
This ensures that no matter how accented the voice is, Alfred will be able to pick up and understand what was being said with a high accuracy. Prepare to break down those communication barriers with Alfred and the days of language miscommunication and misunderstanding is now in the past.
To add to that, Alfred also offers image translation*. So for languages foreign to you, not only will you be able to hear and understand, you’ll also be able to see and comprehend.
Use it to understand road signs, restaurant menus, price descriptions, ticket purchase instructions and any other struggles that may surface due to language barriers. And for people with the courage and will, image translation can help you understand product descriptions, fascinating posters, interesting street signs and more! Ever been inside a restaurant and you can't even understand a word on the menu, so you ordered randomly and ended up with something that you don't enjoy? Discover the joy of gradually understanding an unfamiliar world with the help of Alfred!
Alfred has all the features packed in one place, so it’s easier and more convenient to operate
While traditional phones use directional near field reception for sound input, Alfred uses a far-field voice pickup system for better reception in translation-required scenarios
Your personal mobile phone contains all your private information and messages, so it is relatively inconvenient when doing speech translation. In this case, Alfred will be better suited for this task.
Most translation apps have their own respective local servers, which has their own advantages and disadvantages. On the other hand, Alfred combines and utilizes renowned servers all at once to achieve the optimal translation result.
- Alfred supports accurate translation of 108 languages
- With global reception service, Alfred will be usable anywhere
- With CloudSIM technology, Alfred is capable of global roaming
As Alfred will be with you all the time, you may want to take that extra caution to keep it safe and sound from scratches and bumps. With this silicon shock-resistance shell, you can prevent any accidental damages to Alfred and keep it safe from harm’s way. This strong protective case is available at USD9 as an add-on and it will be one worth considering.
For people who pursues audio clarity and quality, this add-on is for you.
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 45H Battery Life
- IPX7 Water Resistant
- Touch Control
- Support iOS/Android/Windows
- 3500mAh charging case
As a token of appreciation to our backers, simply add USD39 to your pledge to claim them.
We are a team of engineers, developers and designers, our founder Billy has over 20 years of experience in building consumer electronics. Just like everyone, we love to travel, but there are so many things that could ruin the journey, that’s why we came up with an idea to solve all those problems with one device, and that’s how Alfred was born.
Risks and challenges
Regarding this product, there is a fear of market saturation as there is a variety of translators available online. Even though Alfred is technically not classified as a translator, it is undeniable that its potential will be overshadowed because of these other products. Also, translation and travelling apps are readily available worldwide, so this accessibility exerts an immense pressure on this project.
Yet, after all that, we believe in Alfred’s potential. For translation, its ability to integrate various translation servers provide an edge in terms of efficiency and accuracy over conventional translation methods. And for travelling, its combined audio guide, map and hotspot function makes for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. All without the worry of risking personal privacy and all done with one device.