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World's first 1+2 earphone translator for face-to-face bilingual conversations. Translate languages in near real-time, starting at $99!
World's first 1+2 earphone translator for face-to-face bilingual conversations. Translate languages in near real-time, starting at $99!
World's first 1+2 earphone translator for face-to-face bilingual conversations. Translate languages in near real-time, starting at $99!
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    1. Paul Lin 4 days ago

      This is a fraud and please return my money.

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      Alejandro P on

      Scammers I never got my item. Amazing these people got away with my money. Shame on you kickstarter.

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      Silvermender on

      Hello was able to get around the messages today, I updated my delivery address. I hope all is well, have looked forward to this since pledged! Thanks!

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      Ramona Price
      Superbacker
      on

      I'm having the same issues as @M! Doesn't seem to work with both earphones on unless on screen.

    5. Timekettle Creator on

      We are really sorry for the delay, and thanks for all your support and patience!
      @George
      We really look forward for your experience!
      @Peter @Martina @Gerard @Andy
      We aim to give the best user experience and the fastest production we can do, we are confident that the waiting will be worth it.
      @Kevin
      Sorry to hear that, we never meant to give you the unqualified product. We will send you message and try to figure out what is happening.
      @Bernard
      Your suggestion is quite right. We realized that the previous updates are lack of transparency, so we started to add more details from this update. We are happy to see backers begin to understand the hard job we are facing. Please believe that we will do better!

    6. Timekettle Creator on

      @Daryl
      Although we've answered in the update, we'd like to explain here in case some backers haven't taken a look. Please allow us to explain in detail:
      1
      About third-party APIs: We are working hard to increase the number of supported languages. In the process, we will work with companies such as Microsoft and Google, but only if the translation quality is acceptable, so we are constantly testing and upgrade.
      2
      About the location permission: when you are using our app to have a conversation, positioning will help you better to record it. For example, conversations in Paris and London will be automatically classified. You can find this feature in the "History" function. This location is only recorded locally in the app and will not be uploaded to the cloud.
      3
      Location permission is not a must: you can disable location without affecting usage. However, we found that some older mobile phones will automatically put Bluetooth and location permissions together, so one user told us that once he turned of location, Bluetooth was also turned off and the product cannot be used. Maybe this can be solved in a deeper settings.
      3
      About permission to contacts: After investigation, we found that only Chinese speech recognition needs such permission. That is because they also have voice activation which can be used for dialing the contact, so the API will need this permissions. . This is a great feature, but it may not be applicable to us. Communication in non-Chinese should not be involved, we will find a solution as soon as possible.
      Finally, we want to reiterate our emphasis on the protection of user information, everything will be done under the premise of minimizing permissions, thank you for your support and feedback!

    7. Andy Chu on

      I'm still waiting for mine, asked about delivery however still not received since April 2018.

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      Bernard Ong on

      Absolutely only ship a working and fully tested product. If you will encounter further delays, then you need to throttle up your communication even more to keep us abreast of what's going on every step of the way. And if you will be super late to the point of unreasonable delays or unpredictable wait times, then start offering credit refunds as an option.

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      Kevin Barrance on

      I have received mine finally but wish I hadn't. What a load of complete rubbish. One earpiece won't charge and they don't work hardly at all and when they do the delay is terrible. How you think you can get away with sending this rubbish out I will never know. I want to know how I can send back and get a full refund. The product is not fit for purpose.

    10. Daryl McLaurine
      Superbacker
      on

      Change the data you collect, or refund. There is no reason for taking personal information for a translator app.

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      Gerard Desir on

      I'm taking a 3rd trip to Dominican Republic this next 2 weeks. I have been waiting patiently for this to try it out on my trips. I'm going to be taking another trip to another Spanish speaking country in October. I can't wait any longer, especially not until November. I was really hoping to try this out in a real-world environment and provide my feedback and peoples reactions, but you are making it difficult now.

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      martina pavloska on

      Hello. Just wanted to say i do not want any coupons for any future purchases! I needed this for the trip im about to take, and not in november...that will probably turn to december or January!!!! Thats like 12 months delay, not good

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      Peter Ivicevich on

      I happy to wait for delivery till you have sorted all issues.

    14. Daryl McLaurine
      Superbacker
      on

      What the hell! Why does the app need access to my contacts, photos, storage, LOCATION, and phone info????

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      George Gkafas on

      Just recevied mine in Greece. It is seems good. I have not tried yet.

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      nick on

      When is the next update? Haven’t received any emails, messages, or when we will be getting our product, kinda getting flustered not going to lie

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      ole1022 on

      Backer 670. Early backer. Get nothing....no further information about delivery : (

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      Bernard Ong on

      Between shipping late or a buggy product, both will be unacceptable. Unfortunately, if I choose between two evils, I'd rather you ensure it works right before shipping it. Otherwise, I suggest you start opening up options for refunds to start.

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      Nicci Theron on

      HI, any update on the delivery of the WT2 Translator to the rest of the backers? (not just the early birds) - we helped you guys fund your project too and should also be included in the delivery details and updates. Please advise

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      Fedorov Mikhail on

      Backer 703. Nothing. ????

    21. Gail
      Superbacker
      on

      Backer 134. Early backer. Nothing.

    22. Timekettle Creator on

      @rue @Tim @Alexander @MATHEW @Calvin @Mike @martina sorry for keep you waiting, we will release an update this week, and we've uploaded some videos on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCem7o4CUqOnV2myoSVNUhPw/videos

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      martina pavloska on

      they were supposed o be with me in january, now its AUGUST...

    24. Mike Burns
      Superbacker
      on

      heading back to Asia in a week...had sincerely hoped to have this by now :-(

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      Calvin Xu on

      Have not yet received a notification regarding my order, for the people who have not received anything, can we at least get a legitimate update?

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      MATHEW MATHEWS on

      No news, when will I get mine?

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      Alexander Schölzchen on

      Still waiting for mine. Would definitely appreciate an update.

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      Tim on

      Ditto to update...

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      rue on

      Still waiting for mine. Would definitely appreciate an update.

    30. Timekettle Creator on

      @M. @Dave We will reply to you through messages. We've filmed several tutorial videos in order to help our users to learn how to use it more easily, and we will finish cutting and release it in the next week. You can also contact us through email: earlysupporter@timekettle.co and messages, or you can also add a Discord group to chat with us: https://discord.gg/QddMkQR, there are already near 100 users in the group! :)

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      Jason Goody on

      Still waiting for mine. An update would be great please. Thanks

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      Dave on

      I received mine today. I left the earbuds inside the case and let it charge. I could see a glowing light on both of them inside the case. Once I took them out, I was able to sync my phone to one of them but they never seem to sync. The one that syncs to my phone has a blue light on it when you take it out of the charge case but the light on the other goes out once it's removed from the charge case. I thought maybe I didn't charge it properly, so I tried charging a second time just in case. The light still goes out once I take it out of the charge case.

    33. M.
      Superbacker
      on

      received mine today, but I have a problem with my WT2 (iPhone X; iOS11.4.1)

      only the "ask Mode" works(if I only connect 1 Headphone/blue light), if i connect both Headphones (green light) only the microphone works. I don't hear the translation in the Headphones (and I also don't here the "warm Tone" when I touch it to record at manual mode. Only the Smartphone translate it. So Auto Mode and Manual mode doesn't work (no sound/only microphone) translation work (see it at the "chat display" at the smartphone)

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      Thad Karbowsky on

      Just received mine today, looking forward to trying out.

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      George Karagutoff
      Superbacker
      on

      I am backer 142, any update on the shipping?

    36. Timekettle Creator on

      @all, Hey guys, sorry for late reply, we will soon release new update and keep you informed more frequently. We are working now to optimize the stability of connection, as we use a specific communication protocol in order to achieve "1+2" system, this has caused a few bugs, even our factory are facing insufficient capacity issues because producing WT2 is harder than they thought. Although we have just sent out hundreds of products, we know that this speed does not satisfy us let alone our dear backers. Please give us more patience to raise the production capacity, and we are also studying compensation measures for the delay. However, our goal has never changed, that is to deliver an innovative and qualified product to you in the shortest possible time.

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      Lucas Charton on

      Hello creator,
      Feels like you forgot about us!!!
      Can we have a clear up date please because I went on 3 trip since January.
      We respected our hand of a bargain and paid straight away, not in maybe eventually 8 months later!
      Have a bit of dignity and tell us the truth about the delivery and let us decide if we still interested or not...I mean at this pace, I could have learn a language seriously!!!
      I m really not impressed.
      I wonder how long would it take to get our money back... an other 7 months...maybe... eventually...most likely for the mega early bird... so tired of lies!

      Luc

    38. Matt Nguyen on

      This is getting ridiculous, At this rate I would have already been on my 2nd trip and come back home, in the time you guys send these out to us.

      I understood there being delays but this is just stupid now.

      could you stop privately messaging just some of us and give ALL of us an update on what exactly is going on and follow through

      even just a little update would do , you cant just keep leaving us in the dark.

      im mildly scared of the dark... its not nice of you to leave us here

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      Vicente Ang on

      Please Cancel order and issue a fill refund.

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      Vicente Ang on

      July is almost over and until now I have not receive my order! I Please issue just issue a refund.

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      Heather Souza
      Superbacker
      on

      Is anything supposed to light up when charging?

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      Kevin Barrance on

      Despite a promise to send my product this week nothing has been received and I have received no courier tracking information either. I now intent to contact my credit card company for a refund for non-delivered goods.

    43. Timekettle Creator on

      @Gail @Dan could you please check your inbox? Thank you!

    44. Gail
      Superbacker
      on

      Early bird, also.

    45. Gail
      Superbacker
      on

      Still waiting for my pledge.

    46. Dan Raudenbush on

      Hey guys, I received my translator last month (thanks!) but the one side doesn't appear to hold a charge for long. Upon unboxing, the right one had charge and was attempting to pair unsuccessfully with the left, because there was no charge. I figure fine, charge it up. I let it do-so, gave it an unsuccessful test run (bad signal at my work) and took it home. Went to show my folks a few days later, and the left one was dead again (right still had charge). How long are they supposed to hold power, and why is it just the one dying every time?

      Also, are there plans to include Italian? Italy is one of my favorite travel locations, but it's 'really' hard to find English speakers there.

    47. Timekettle Creator on

      @Alejandro @Anthony @Jacky please check your inbox. Thank you very much for your support, it means a lot to us.

      Regards, WT2 Team.

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      Jacky Kuan on

      Hi has my package been sent? I’m early bird too, please help me check it out

    49. Vivian Ferro
      Superbacker
      on

      Hello. I haven’t received my product. I’m in the US. Is there a delay shipping. Please advise

    50. Anthony Higgs on

      Are all backers sent? I have not received mine yet. Just checking on distribution

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