Lame name but, cool idea. The Translayferers. A gadget that combines Babel Fish with sunglasses.
Kyle Lawson won Gizmodo's Made in Eureka contest by submitting his idea for an automatic language translator. Whatever writing the wearer sees can be translated and re-displayed into any language. This would allow tourists to understand signs and menus - the very basics of getting around in an international city.
Implications - Dual or multi-purpose products are on the rise as a direct result of the move towards a tech-savvy, convenience-oriented world. Businesses that incorporate other products outside their usual realm and create products prefaced with the words "hybrid" or "all-in-one" will generate significant consumer interest as buyers are looking to simplify their everyday routines.
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- By: Alex CovertAug 8, 2008 Updated: Jun 13 2011