Photo by Julian Chokkattu Julian Chokkattu Last year, a new company called Sightful—founded by former executives of Magic Leap—introduced the world’s first AR laptop....
Last year, a new company called Sightful—founded by former executives of Magic Leap—introduced the world’s first AR laptop. Known as Spacetop, it delivers a virtual 100-inch screen that allows you to display as many windows and apps as you need to get work done from any location. Initially, it was only available for purchase through an invitation-only early access program for $2,000—to gain and implement feedback from what Sightful called “enthusiastic early adopters.” At CES, the company announced Spacetop is now officially available for purchase (no invitation required) for $2,150.
The entire setup is comprised of a pair of glasses that are connected by a wire to a full-size keyboard with a touchpad—it’s lightweight and portable so you can easily throw it in your bookbag or tote. The glasses are designed to be comfortable to wear for long periods and are optimized for viewing content up close. There’s a built-in button to control brightness too. The keyboard comes complete with multiple ports, including two USB-C ports, a 3.5-mm headphone jack, DisplayPort 1.4 (for external Full-HD screen support), and SuperSpeed USB up to 10 gigabits per second. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera sensor that you can use for video calls. The entire device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 core CPU and Adreno 650 GPU and runs Sightful’s proprietary operating system called Spacetop OS. I had a chance to go hands-on with the gadget before its release, which you can read all about here.
Since its launch, the company added a few new capabilities to its OS. There’s a new Spacetop Live Stream feature that gives users the option to share a first-person view of their workspace using a URL or QR code; an expanded library of web apps including Windows 365, Docusign, Figma, Notion, and more; and a motion stabilization mode for when you’re in the car, on the train, or a flight (you can turn it on or off using a hotkey command). You can purchase Spacetop starting today through the company’s official website.