Who needs a monitor when you have your own pair of tethered AR glasses?
Earlier this week, human-computer interaction Sightful unveiled Spacetop, a personal computing device that allows you to access vital web applications from the comfort of your own virtual workspace. Instead of a conventional computer monitor, you view content using tethered augmented reality (AR) glasses.
Designed for the “work from anywhere” movement
Each Spacetop comes equipped with a pair of NReal AR glasses, allowing you access to the proprietary Spacetop environment where you can work on Google Docs, join Zoom calls, and perform various other tasks via a series of 13″-16″ screens. According to Sightful, users can bring a multi-monitor setup with them on the go while keeping their work hidden from watchful eyes.
“Two worlds sit at a crossroads: Laptops are the centerpiece of our daily working lives, but the technology has not evolved with the modern, work from anywhere, privacy matters, ‘road warrior’ mentality,” said Tamir Berliner, CEO and co-founder of Sightful, in an official release.
“Meanwhile, augmented reality (AR) is full of potential and promise, but is yet to find its daily use case. We are at the perfect moment for a significant paradigm shift in a device we all know and love, and Spacetop Early Access is the first step in that journey.”
“To date, every other company’s approach to AR has, ironically, been completely removed from reality,” added Eden Shochat, Equal Partner at Aleph.
“Sightful focused on an immediate utility which advances human productivity, a personal passion of mine; rather than trying to convince the world that we need to live in a metaverse or create an entirely new way of working, they focused on building a product people can use now. This is the right approach, at the right moment, with the right team charting a new path for an everyday device, similar to the iPhone or Roadster before them.”
The Spacetop Early Access program is currently open to 1,000 early adopters. Those interested can apply for access over at sightful.com.
Feature Image Credit: Sightful
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