Humane’s new device, the AI Pin, has been officially launched by the tech start-up company. Priced at $699, users will also need to subscribe to Humane’s services for a monthly fee of $24, which includes a phone number and data coverage through T-Mobile’s network. Preorders for the AI Pin will start on November 16th, and the device is set to ship in early 2024.
The AI Pin is packed with several impressive features, including photo capture, text messaging, and the ability to project a visual interface on the user’s palm through a laser projector. It also comes with a virtual assistant, similar to ChatGPT, and aims to reduce dependence on traditional smartphones.
The device is available in three colors: Eclipse, Equinox, and Lunar, with the silver-borded options coming at $799. Users can also purchase separate colorful plastic cases known as “shields” to enhance the edges of the Pin, and the total weight of the device is approximately 55 grams.
The AI Pin’s standout features are concentrated in the curved top of the device, accommodating a 13MP ultrawide camera, light and depth detectors, and a laser projector. It also includes various light indicators, such as the Trust Light and the ultra-private Beacon.
As for software, the AI Pin’s microphone array discerns the context of the user’s input and directs the information to the suitable AI process via a software named AI Mic. The operating system, Cosmos, automatically directs queries to the appropriate tools, eliminating the need to download and manage apps manually. Additionally, real-time translation and a built-in speaker called Personic Speaker are included.
Under the hood, the AI Pin packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. It also features an eSIM for cellular data and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Equipped with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the device supports wireless charging and can also charge via USB-C.
Humane’s goal with the AI Pin is to simplify the tech experience, allowing users to interact with the device via chat or touch to make things happen automatically. The company aims to give people products that put them back in touch with themselves, each other, and the world around them. It remains to be seen if the AI Pin will be a device used only by tech enthusiasts or if it will help people live in the moment as intended.