This New AR Laptop Puts The Screen On Your Face

Dubbed Spacetop, these glasses can project up to 100 inches (254 cm) of screen onto any working environment. The technology utilizes two tiny 1080p displays, creating the illusion of a full 2K display. With the Spacetop OS, users can have multiple windows open side by side on a virtual screen called the “Canvas.” This eliminates the need for overlapping windows, as seen on traditional laptop screens. Additionally, since the screen is only visible to the wearer, Spacetop provides a new level of privacy for working in public spaces, even in cramped areas like airplane seats. The glasses are transparent, ensuring users remain aware of their surroundings while using the system.

Sightful’s focus was on immediate utility and enhancing human productivity. The company aimed to build a product that people can use now, rather than pushing for an entirely new way of working or living in a metaverse. The Spacetop laptop will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with an Aredeno 650 GPU, commonly used in mobile phones. The Spacetop OS is based on an open-source Android variant. The laptop will offer 8 GB of memory, 256 GB of onboard storage, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and two USB-C sockets, one of which enables fast charging from 0 to 80% in under two hours.

The keyboard-and-glasses combo weighs 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) and measures 1.57 inches (4 cm) in height, 10.47 inches (26.6 cm) in width, and 9.8 inches (24.9 cm) in depth. The goggles come with built-in headphones. While the pricing has not been officially announced, sources indicate that it will cost approximately $2,000. Sightful is already accepting sign-ups for the first batch of Spacetops, however only a limited number of places are available.

During the signup process, users will be asked about their laptop usage and vision. While some candidates may not be eligible for the initial release due to factors like wearing multifocal glasses, accommodations will be made for those with corrected vision through custom lenses on the glasses.

Sightful has received substantial venture capital funding, and its founders possess extensive experience in spatial computing, having worked for companies such as MagicLeap, PrimeSense (acquired by Apple), Broadcom, and N-trip (acquired by Microsoft). The company has not announced a specific shipping date for the Spacetop glasses, so signing up for early-release updates is advisable for those interested in this groundbreaking AR laptop.

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