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Nimo is a spatial computer consisting of a pair of display glasses and a tiny compute unit, both designed to enable productivity.
The glasses are called Nimo Glasses, the compute unit Nimo Core. Both run on an operating system called Nimo OS. The proprietary hardware and software work together to enable a smooth multitasking experience.
The glasses projects up to six virtual screen into the room at different depths and in sizes ranging from 30 to 100 inches. The wearable resembles a pair of sunglasses, but is a bit bulkier. Unfortunately, the startup does not provide any information on weight, battery life, resolution, and field of view, although these factors are critical for the aforementioned use case.
The Nimo Core compute unit is about the size of an Airpods Pro case, so it fits easily in your pocket. It is equipped with a Snapdragon XR2, 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage. The Nimo Core supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. The proprietary rendering system is designed for efficiency, reducing CPU and memory usage and minimizing heat generation.
The system’s high portability allows users to take their digital workspace with them wherever they go, without others being able to see the virtual screens.
Nimo relies on the Android ecosystem
Nimo Core has a secondary function as an input device: it provides a trackpad and serves as a handheld pointing device that facilitates access to desktop productivity apps available on Nimo OS. For work purposes, users can pair a mouse and keyboard with the compute unit via Bluetooth.
Based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and Linux, the Nimo OS builds on the Android ecosystem and offers more than 1,000 productivity apps. Mac and Windows are also supported via USB-C or Remote Desktop.
“The common complaint from professionals that work across multiple locations, often daily, is having to routinely compromise their workspace and productivity when juggling devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops,” says Nimo Planet CEO Rohildev Nattukallingal. “Nimo is deploying spatial computing in a unique and streamlined way to change this model, providing an enterprise-class workspace that fits in your pocket.”
The product is currently in beta and not yet for sale. Interested parties can reserve a spot on the official website to purchase the system when it becomes available. Nimo Planet lists the price at $1,299 plus tax.