Humane Pin: the object supposed to replace our smartphones is a monumental oven

Announced as the future replacement for our cell phones, this revolutionary object is subject to numerous weaknesses.

Humane Pin: the object supposed to replace our smartphones is a monumental oven

Announced as the future replacement for our cell phones, this revolutionary object is subject to numerous weaknesses.

In his recent test, The Verge journalist David Pierce does not fail to list the many problems raised by the Humane company's technology. For those who don't know it, the start-up called Humane was born from two former workers straight out of Apple. Founded in 2018, it aspires to offer a new use for the tool that we can do without on a daily basis: the smartphone. After 5 years of experimentation and the filing of 25 patents, the company launched its first device, the Humane Ai Pin.

Similar to a cell phone, the device is designed to respond to user requests and operates using artificial intelligence. The Humane Ai Pin does not have a screen, as such, but its functionality is similar to our phones. It is thus possible to make calls, send messages, take photos. A device-specific control allows users to project an image in the palm of their hand using a projector. Many features which, according to the press review by the journalist from The Verge, do not meet the requirements.

Deemed “too incomplete” and accumulating faults, the device still remains too limited to hope to replace our smartphones. In detail, David Pierce highlights major issues, namely slow responses to user requests and performance issues. He also notes bugs in understanding voice commands and the device heats up very quickly. Finally, and this is one of the most important parameters, the price of the Humane Ai Pin is displayed at €699 (not including a telephone subscription to add). An excessive price which does not reflect a viable alternative to mobile phones. It remains to be seen whether future models will succeed in correcting these problems for users.

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