After almost three years of development, Sightful has introduced the world’s first augmented reality (AR) laptop called Spacetop. The team that created the innovative laptop consisted of veterans from Apple, Microsoft and Magic Leap.
According to a press release from Sightful, Spacetop was specifically designed for the Work from Anywhere movement. It uses AR technology to transform the world around each user into a portable home office. Users can customize their workspace in a clean and organized way that best suits their needs. According to Sightful, an extended existence allows users to focus on what matters while remaining present in the real world.
“Two worlds are at a crossroads: laptops are at the heart of our daily working lives, but technology hasn’t evolved with the modern work-from-anywhere, privacy-centric, and road-warrior mentality. Meanwhile, augmented reality is full of potential and promise, but has yet to find its day-to-day use case,” noted Tamir Berliner, CEO and co-founder of Sightful. “We’re at the perfect moment for a major paradigm shift on a device we all know and love, and Spacetop Early Access is the first step in that journey.”
It works similarly to an ordinary laptop, allowing users to enjoy an enhanced AR experience without the need to learn complicated gestures and without the need to integrate external hardware or software with non-AR devices.
Spacetop takes full advantage of a 100+ inch virtual canvas, allowing for a multi-monitor setup as large as the work demands. This can be accomplished at home on the couch, at your favorite coffee shop, or on the flight to the next big meeting.
The canvas display offers users an unparalleled private working environment. It is invisible to those around you who are not using the device. This eliminates the need for privacy filters and the worry that others might try to peek at the work.
The AR laptop will come with a Snapdragon 865 CPU, Adreno 650 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It will include two USB-C ports supporting PD 3.0 fast charging, SuperSpeed USB and DisplayPort 1.4. It will feature a full-size keyboard with a clickable touchpad, a 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, and offer a battery life of more than 5 hours. The Spacetop will also run on its own Spacetop operating system.
Eden Shochat, equal partner at Aleph, says that instead of trying to convince others that we exist in a metaverse or invent something entirely new, the team focused on creating a product that people can use now. She added, “This is the right approach at the right time as the team is pioneering a new path for an everyday device, similar to the iPhone or Roadster before them.”
Spacetop, which costs $2,000, is currently in Early Access with 1,000 early adopters invited to participate. Anyone interested in being the first to receive and experience the Spacetop can apply at www.ightful.com. Once the order is available, you have one week to complete the order.