A Japanese robotics company has invented a mask that can translate speech into eight different languages.

We’ve seen a lot of face cover innovation in the past few months, from the stylish and useful mask chains to the downright hilarious ‘Your Face’ masks.

However, this new invention from Donut Robotics (yes, that’s their real name) might take the cake…or donut.

Their new high-tech mask offering has a built-in microphone that connects to the user’s smartphone. 

When the wearer speaks, an application on the phone translates and plays it back through the speakers of the smartphone. The written translation is also displayed on the phone’s screen. 

Donut’s technology is capable of translating eight languages; Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, English, Spanish, and French.

The mask can also amplify the user’s voice, or connect directly to the listener’s smartphone and play translations back at a distance of up to 30 feet.

This will make it easier for people in a variety of settings to communicate while remaining socially distant. 

You can grab your futuristic translation mask when they become internationally available in 2021.