Humane AI Pin Review, Features & Specs – Know The New Wearable AI

By Shubham Attri | Updated on March 22, 2024
Humane AI Pin Review, Features & Specs

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Humane has made into the news since they launched Humane Ai Pin and as the CEO Imran Chaudhri says “Ai Pin is the embodiment of our vision to integrate AI into the fabric of daily life, enhancing our capabilities without overshadowing our humanity.” Our take on Humane Ai pin review will make you understand if it really holds the potential to replace mobile phones and merge into our fabrics we wear daily. Ultimately it’s the user only who ascertains the continued existence of any device.

The founders, Apple alumni Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno have been funded by about $241 million from investors like Microsoft, Tiger Global, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. When giants like Microsoft and OpenAI have backed them in developing Humane Ai pin by sharing numerous amounts of data, this reflects that there is definitely some life into their idea. 

The Humane Ai pin is a device with the size of a matchbox that can easily be clipped on your apparel for continuous usage. As per the features explained by Imran himself , the Humane Ai pin uses the combination of touches, gestures and voice to understand what you need and then provide you the help you are looking for. Rest we have made sure that you know this device of claimed high value, by yourself reading and understanding the factors ranging from features to functions and design to price.

Humane AI Pin Price & Availability

Humane Ai pin price range starts from $699. The preorders have started from November 16, 2023 and deliveries will start in March 2024 for the U.S region only. Visit the official website of Humane to order Humane Ai Pin.

It’s just $100 less than the iPhone 15, which raises questions as to if it is worth it. Some might also say that what different or extra features does it hold that it nears the cost of an iPhone. The iPhone has been revolutionary since its launch but is Humane Ai is potent enough to begin a revolution, is it really something which will change the track of the whole tech revolution specifically happening for smart devices and could replace the smartphones, that will all be answered in this article.

The availability of Humane Ai pin is currently limited to the U.S region only. Some time soon after the deliveries start, Humane might decide to expand the regions they will deliver to. If you have been anticipating to own this tech device but you are not in the U.S, you can ask some of your acquaintances in the U.S to order it for you and send to you, however the postal charges from the U.S to your region could attract some extra cost. 

Humane AI Pin Review – Features & Functionality

The Humane Ai pin really contains features which are greatly ahead of their time. We will understand below some primary features and what is so special about them and what could they do for the user;

1. Screenless Standalone Design

Have ever imagined using a mobile phone and that too a smart one but without a screen or anything to look and operate. No complex settings or interfaces, just you and your smart device interacting with each other and getting the job done. Yes, this is what Humane Ai pin has to offer to the users, with only some gestures, touches and voice commands you can perform various tasks. Now there is definitely no need to look at harming screens for most of the tasks we need to do.

2. Mini Laser-Projector

Okay, when we told you that it’s screen less, then you might be still stuck over what if you silently need to check the time or a recent notification. Worry not and spread your palm, the mini-laser projector with a 720p, 25 mW laser beam will do that for you. You can glance over it and understand what’s happening. We know it’s hard to digest how come all this is contained in a device which is just the size of a matchbox. Believe it or not, this is happening, pre-order now and get your Humane Ai pin by the beginning of March 2024.

3. Equipped With AI-Powered Optical Recognition

Yes, you did it read it right, Humane Ai pin is equipped with enhanced AI technologies like OCR(Optical Character Recognition), which converts an image into text for you to not waste much of your time check image and then read by zooming in-out, it’s all get done by itself, you just open your palm, command the Ai pin, its done.

4. Optimum Sensors

While experts team while conducting Humane Ai pin review were majorly astonished by the sensors which Humane Ai contains. The sensors are smart enough to understand the surroundings and remember your voice and not get confused by other sounds or disturbances. They provide the data or operate the command accordingly by optimizing the data received and filtering it in order to provide the most optimum information.

5. Built-in Camera And Microphone

A 13 megapixel RGB camera with a field of View :18.2° wide, 13.3° tall, 22.4° diagonal (7 cm x 9.6 cm at 30 cm distance) which is really the frame which are eyes see, so it’s like Humane Ai pin capturing your real eye view and save that for you to view that later and cherish and you know what this happens just with simple voice command, without setting the frame, lights and best angle, you just say it, its done.

6. Trust Light

It must be appreciated that developers have taken really good care of privacy. As per the Humane Ai press release, the Ai pin doesn’t always work and seeks the permission of agreement, which ensures that it’s not always listening or recording. A LED light will be lit up once allowed the operational permission which will signify to others that they are being observed. It contains a chip to fulfill this purpose, which if gets compromised will need expert intervention only from the Humane Ai team.

7. Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon

Again, they managed to put some large details of hardware in such a small device. The Humane Ai pin is equipped with Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of 21 GHz with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC long-term storage. It’s really swift to operate when such hardware is in support of it. The software updates are also something which the users will be notified periodically, assuring that your Ai pin keeps working as desired.

Humane AI Pin Review – Battery Life And Charging

Humane Ai pin battery life is just 4 hours which can be extended by another hours by connecting the battery booster. It comes with a case which has an inbuilt battery to recharge the battery. The battery booster connects with the computer(Ai pin) with magnets and that too from the other side of your apparel, this could increase some weight by 20gms, stretching down your neck or causing some wrinkles. The battery life is quite less than what we really get in a smartphone, but if it could be extended without any hustle and bustle, it’s okay in a sense.

Humane AI Review – Design & Specifications

Design

We haven’t pulled out some features only, this piece which undertakes the Humane Ai Pin review shall inform you about design and specifications also. The Humane Ai pin is designed greatly to align with your all wearable options. This new smart tech device mainly consists of two parts : the computer part which sees what your eyes see and another one is the battery booster which attaches to the computer part magnetically. Designed to be smart and light weighted which can go with any apparel, belt or lapel easily.

The Humane Ai Pin comes in different colorful shields : Eclipse (black), Equinox (silver), and Lunar (white), which syncs with your apparel and safeguard your Ai pin also. The front portion of the computer contains the touch pad and a sensor light on top. It’s completely okay to keep it with you for the whole day long while you perform your daily chores, because it is built to withstand the water splashes and beats the dust also.

Specifications:

Details :Considered safe for normal operation. Equipped with a multi-layer protection system for enhanced operational safety & fault detection.
Materials :Eclipse: Super Matte Black Anodized High Strength Aluminum
Equinox: Polished Silver Finish High Strength Aluminum
Lunar: Polished Silver Finish High Strength Aluminum
ColorsMatte Black, Shiny Silver and Polished White
Size47.50mm X 44.50mm X 14.98mm (LxWxT)
WeightAi Pin 34.2g and Battery Booster 20.5g
TouchpadCorning Gorilla Glass VictusFinely Textured
Optical Sensing CapsuleCorning Gorilla Glass VictusPolished with Optical coatings
Laser Source :Custom-Color Single-Diode Laser
Operating Distance :20 cm to 40 cm
Technology :Laser beam scanning projection system
Resolution :720p Resolution
Field of View :18.2° wide, 13.3° tall, 22.4° diagonal (7 cm x 9.6 cm at 30 cm distance)
CellularDual Antenna MIMO FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 66, 71) TDD‑LTE (Bands 38, 41) UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) eSim
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) with 2.4GHz + 5GHz
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1 Codecs: SBC, AAC, LDAC, aptX™ HD Supports common Bluetooth headsets and speakers
LocationGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou Wi-Fi Positioning System, Assisted GPS
NetworkHumane Wireless Service, Connected by T-Mobile®
SensorsLight: Ambient light sensor
Position: Magnetometer + GPS
3D Depth Sensor: Indirect Time of Flight Camera 125°FOV, f/1.4 aperture, 4 Element Lens 640×480 px VGA resolution
ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™
Speed2.1 GHz (Accelerated on-device AI for enhanced performance)
Memory4GB RAM
Storage32GB eMMC
Operating Temperatures5°C to 35°C, 41°F to 95°F
Operating AltitudeLand-based operating elevation: up to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) Suitable for use in pressurized aircraft cabins
Laser SourceCustom-Color Single-Diode Laser
DetailsConsidered safe for normal operation. Equipped with a multi-layer protection system for enhanced operational safety and fault detection.
TechnologyLaser beam scanning projection system
Laser Safety ClassificationClass 2 per IEC 60825-1:2014
Resolution720p Resolution
Operating Distance20 cm to 40 cm
Field of View18.2° wide, 13.3° tall, 22.4° diagonal (7 cm x 9.6 cm at 30 cm distance)
TOUCHPAD + GESTURES
One-Finger Gestures:
Tap & HoldAi Mic Input
Double TapAnswer / End
Double TapStart / Stop Music
Swipe Left/RightPrevious / Next Track
Drag Up/Down ForVolume
Two-Finger Gestures:
Tap & HoldTranslation
Double TapPhoto

Humane AI Pin Connectivity

Humane Ai has gone one step ahead, they have also launched their own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) in connection with its U.S based partner, T – Mobile. This will enable this Ai pin for LTE/3G for voice calls and remote data. It can also be connected to Wi-fi 5, Bluetooth 5 with global positioning Wi-fi also.

Humane AI Review – Pros And Cons

PROS
AI Integrated Interaction:With Humane Ai pin you can combine voice, touch, gestures, and laser projection on your palm for a natural and intuitive experience.
Privacy :Local data storage, and user-controlled activation or permissions gives you a full sense of security.
Compatible Design:Compact and easy to carry to, replacing the usage of screens and other distractions.
Customizable:Personalized settings and features, creating more advanced usage in an open API.
Powerfull:Easily swappable battery extends usage for some 9 hours, eradicating the downtime taken to charge.
Accessibility:Interaction enabled through multiple modes, further enabling users for diverse usage of operations preferences.
CONS
Tough Adaptability:Learning various modes for interaction might require adaptation for some users.
Limited Screen:Users might take time to adjust from a palm size screen to a small project LED beam, this might hinder complex visual tasks which need detailed information display.
Cost and Availability:Quite expensive with starting price matching the cost of iPhone 15 and initial limited availability is also a huge concern
Ethics Priority:AI learning and developing biased information still remains crucial questions with any AI integration.
Creative Killer:Relying always and in excess on AI could impact independent problem-solving and other critical thinking skills.

Conclusion

There are many saying loudly that there was completely no need for such a device when, iPhone, Smart watch and VR glasses were already there. Remember that video of Steve Jobs, telling people all the multimedia and camera in one device iPhone, people laughed loudly when he slid out the first iPhone from his pocket. You never know the potential when technology takes a leap, it flies above the head of many busy condemning it only.

FAQ

What Does The Humane Ai Pin Do?

The Humane Ai pin does everything that your smart phone does. Simply touch the Humane Ai pin and it will do that for you. A projected laser beam can be laid on your palm to read notifications and messages if you don’t want to listen.

Is The Humane Ai Pin Waterproof?

Yes the Humane Ai pin is capable of withstanding water splashes from any direction along with surviving easily in conditions of dust particles. It’s actually curated to be with you for the whole day and to withstand all the wear and tears.

How Much Will The Humane Ai Pin Cost?

The price range for the Humane Ai pin starts from $699. It comes in three variants Eclipse (black), Equinox (silver), and Lunar (white), with prices $699, $799 and $799 respectively.

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