Sightful announced that its augmented reality laptop is now available for purchase for $2,150.
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Sightful created the AR laptop to make people more productive as they have an unlimited screen in an AR space, compared to the limitations of a single 14-inch or so screen. This is like having a giant viewing space to have multiple computer screens open at once.
The early access Spacetop has been available for a while in a limited way but now it’s generally available. I tried it out last night and the headset was quite comfortable. It had a mixed reality effect, where I could see virtual screens, or browser windows, in front of me, even as I could see the real world around me. If you don’t want that, you could just look at a blank wall. It felt comfortable and I could easily navigate or zoom in on things that were hard to read. The question is how many hours you can work this way with a headset on, but it is easy to see how it makes you more productive, and it’s a preview of the kind of thing Apple showed with its $3,500 Apple Vision Pro, which arrives on February 2.
The company believes Spacetop represents a new era for consumer technology, offering users the power and privacy of AR, combined with the mobility and practicality of traditional laptops.
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“Our early access provided exactly the feedback we hoped for and needed from our users,” said Tamir Berliner, CEO and of Sightful, in a statement. “The feedback we received has directly informed the refinement of our software, helping us get it to the point where we are ready to open up Spacetop to the broader public so they can experience the next stage in the evolution of laptops and the value that Augmented Reality can bring to their everyday lives.”
The Spacetop Early Access program was opened in May 2023 with the goal of working closely with some of the most influential early tech adopters vetted and invited into the program and implementing their feedback to improve its proprietary software.
Since the program’s opening, Sightful made numerous upgrades to the Spacetop software, some of which include:
● Spacetop Live Stream – A collaborative feature that allows users to share a first-person
view of their workspace with friends or co-workers via URL or QR code, with the option
to share either a specific window or their entire Spacetop canvas from edge to edge.
● Expanded Library of native Web Apps – Windows 365, Hubspot, Docusign, Figma,
Notion, Mesh Payment, and Hibob HR were added to Spacetop’s library of web apps
frequently used across every team within a given organization.
● Travel motion tracking – Giving road warriors what they need to stay productive in a car,
on a train, or on a plane – Spacetop now includes a dedicated motion stabilization mode
that can be turned on and off with a simple hotkey command.
Following the success of Spacetop’s initial Early Access launch in May 2023, Sightful unveiled its
Enterprise Seeding Program in October to accelerate the adoption of spatial computing across
distributed workforces. Through the ongoing program, Sightful sells a package of Spacetops to
Fortune 500 companies in a carefully curated alpha program looking to enhance productivity
and collaboration while meeting enterprise-level requirements for data security, VMware, VPN
access, Microsoft and Citrix software suites and more.
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