Humane has been teasing its first device, the AI Pin, for most of this year. The Pin is scheduled to launch on Thursday, but The edge has obtained documents detailing virtually everything about the device ahead of its official launch. What they show is that Humane, the company loudly promoting a post-smartphone world, is about to launch what amounts to a $699 screenless wearable smartphone that has a $24 a month subscription fee and runs on a T version of the Humane brand. -Mobile network with access to AI models from Microsoft and OpenAI.
The Pin itself is a square device that magnetically attaches to your clothing or other surfaces. However, the clip is more than just a magnet; It’s also a battery pack, meaning you can swap in fresh batteries throughout the day to keep the Pin running. We don’t know how long a single battery lasts, but the device ships with two “battery boosters.” It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and uses a camera, depth and motion sensors to track and record its surroundings. It has a built-in speaker, which Humane calls a “personal speaker,” and can connect to Bluetooth headphones.