This afternoon, Cheetah Mobile released a new translator named the Xiaobao AI Translation Stick. As the name suggests, it is a lipstick-size, but it can be used for various purposes. In terms of pricing, the official price is only 299 yuan ($44). It is already available for pre-order on Jingdong. The AI translator will go on sale on July 24, and the first 10,000 pieces will be sold at 149 yuan ($22).
The Xiaobao AI translation stick is made of imported aluminum and passes through more than 20 manufacturing processes, it has a premium look without a doubt. The size is 136×35×9mm, while the weight is 45 grams. That’s why it is compared with a lipstick when talking about the size. The design is simple and elegant. Actually, it differs from current AI translators such as the Xiaomi Konjac AI Translator, which is offered at $48.99, by the way. All operations are implemented via the single button placed on the upper side.
By pressing this button, you can use the intelligent voice dual-engine provided by Cheetah Mobile’s Orion Star and Microsoft Research Asia to automatically recognize the language you hear. The Xiaobao AI Translation Stick will also automatically bilingual translate to English from Chinese, without requiring to switch buttons repeatedly. If you want to adjust the volume, just slide up and down on the left side of the button.
In terms of sound quality, the Xiaobao AI Translation Stick is equipped with a dual-microphone array and a noise reduction software solution to maximize the accuracy of the radio. The ultra-linear multi-magnetic speaker can guarantee the clarity of the translation.
At last, this is the most durable AI translator providing up to 180 days of standby time or 24 hours of continuous use.