Focals by North

Glasses with a holographic display only you can see πŸ‘“πŸ“²πŸ€“

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#3 Product of the WeekOctober 23, 2018
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Focals are custom-built glasses with a transparent holographic display only you can see. Focals let you see and respond to texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, talk to Amazon Alexa and more β€” all without looking away from your surroundings or calling attention to yourself.

Pre-order now: shop.bynorth.com

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Scott Williams
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  • Gary Miller
    Gary Millershort bio
    Pros:Β 

    discrete

    Cons:Β 

    Very expensive

    A THOUSAND DOLLARS (and that's just to reserve!) for a device that tells you the time, and other stuff that you can get looking at the phone you already own.

    Gary Miller has never used this product.
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Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith Β· Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@amrith 😍
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover Β· Founder, Product Hunt
We need a pair for the PH kitty, @d0b0 πŸ˜‰
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@rrhoover we gotta get the kitty sized then 😺
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
Here all day answering questions about our new product Focals! πŸ‘“
Social Suite
Social Suite@socialsuite Β· Social Suite
@d0b0 are these actually real? Looks like something out of a science-fiction movie.
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@socialsuite definitely real
Social Suite
Social Suite@socialsuite Β· Social Suite
@d0b0 can they also record video? That would be icing on the cake.
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@socialsuite No camera on these bad boys β›”πŸ“·
Daniel Sandoval
Daniel Sandoval@d3sandoval
@d0b0 will there be an option to have the display on the left lens? As a person who's partially blind (in my right eye), I rely on my left eye for pretty much everything. In the past, I've seen AR products with a reliance on the right eye's peripheral vision... I have a feeling I'm not the only person with a fault in that part of my eye-sight and would love if one of the customization options was to choose which lens is the "smart" one.
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
Also psst... we're hiring, hit me up if working on smart glasses gets you excited beyond belief πŸ˜‰
Ali R. Tariq
Ali R. Tariq@alirtariq Β· Product Designer, Axonify
@d0b0 congrats on the launch! Looks super slick. How is By North affiliated with Thalmic, if at all?
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@alirtariq It's the same company - we rebranded from Thalmic Labs to North this morning πŸš€
Ali R. Tariq
Ali R. Tariq@alirtariq Β· Product Designer, Axonify
@d0b0 woah, big day all round! Congrats and here's to new beginnings!
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@alirtariq πŸ‘ thanks!
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@matdak25 sent you a DM :)
Kris Braun
Kris Braun@krisabraun Β· KidsWifi
Feels like this can deliver on the promise of smart watches to provide less disruptive notifications. Despite it being less conspicuous, I still find it disruptive when people I'm meeting with start interacting with their watches. Is there an easy to engage silent mode?
Sam Legge
Sam LeggeMaker@d0b0 Β· Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@krisabraun We have a really simple and easy to access do-not-disturb function for just this reason πŸ”•