The Humane AI Pin garnered a lot of attention for how cool it was when it debuted. An AI lapel pin that you can talk to, and that projects information on your palm as well as takes pictures. Sounds incredible, but the rationale changes when you’re forced to buy one. You forget how cool it is and start thinking of whether the product makes sense – and therein lies the entire problem. Marques Brownlee made a video not too long ago, mentioning that the Humane AI Pin (in its current iteration) was the worst product he’d ever reviewed. The pin was slow, bulky, had battery woes, and was inconsistently bad at its AI features… but most importantly, it was a solution looking for a problem. The pin tried to become the smartphone’s replacement without really considering whether the smartphone actually needed replacing. That’s where the Limitless AI Pin is proving to be very different. Call it a coincidence that the product was announced merely a day after the Humane AI Pin received negative coverage, but the Limitless AI Pendant is vastly different (and at least from the demo video above), vastly better at what it does. Building on the Limitless app’s ability to enrich meetings and video chats with AI, the Limitless AI Pendant acts as your meeting assistant, helping you prep, transcribe, and annotate all your meetings.

Designer: Limitless

The Limitless AI Pendant builds on the mistakes of the Humane AI Pin with better, specific features

Right off the bat, the Limitless AI Pendant looks and feels better than the Humane AI Pin. Humane’s pin was large, bulky, and had one too many unnecessary details like a camera and a projector. Limitless’ AI Pendant ditches everything unnecessary by sticking to just having a microphone, and adopting a one-piece clip-style design that attaches to your collar, pocket, or even a neck lanyard without causing your shirt to sag. The lack of a projector means you can place the pendant anywhere without worrying about how it’ll project information on your hand, which gives it a major 1-up over Humane’s pin, which awkwardly sat exactly where your seatbelt would go, causing quite the hindrance.

The Limitless AI Pendant builds on the mistakes of the Humane AI Pin with better, specific features

The Limitless AI Pendant builds on the mistakes of the Humane AI Pin with better, specific features

On the usability front, the Limitless AI Pendant actually focuses on a very well-defined problem statement. Instead of being an arbitrary AI agent that can do anything for you, its sole focus is to work toward helping you navigate meetings with AI-enhanced preparedness. There’s no feature that seems unnecessary, nothing that’ll completely drain your battery even when you’re not using it.

The Limitless AI Pendant builds on the mistakes of the Humane AI Pin with better, specific features

Using AI, the Limitless pendant transcribes conversations (meetings specifically), allowing you to revisit important points later. It even intelligently analyzes discussions and suggests actionable items for your to-do list, saving you valuable time and ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. While other AI wearables feel gimmicky, the Limitless Pendant offers a practical solution. By eliminating the need for note-taking and manual to-do list creation, it frees up mental space and allows you to fully engage in meetings.

The compatibility with existing software like Zoom, Google Meet, and Slack is another game-changer. No need for additional downloads or IT department approvals – the Limitless Pendant integrates effortlessly into your workflow. Your data is anonymized and securely stored in the cloud. Additionally, the Pendant only records conversations with consent, ensuring everyone involved feels comfortable.

The Limitless AI Pendant builds on the mistakes of the Humane AI Pin with better, specific features

The Limitless AI Pendant builds on the mistakes of the Humane AI Pin with better, specific features

Where the Limitless AI Pendant actually turns out to be useful is in doing a great job of replacing your need to have a phone with you. Simply tap the button and the AI Pendant gets recording and transcribing. It’s simple, idiot-proof, and does its job perfectly without much room for error. This is made easy considering that it has a very well-defined job, unlike the Humane AI Pin, which was said to be able to pretty much do anything.

The Limitless AI Pendant starts at an attractive price of $99 during pre-order. While a subscription unlocks its full potential, a free tier grants 10 hours of AI features monthly, alongside unlimited audio storage. For those needing more, the $19 per month Pro plan offers unlimited AI features and audio storage, ensuring your creative flow never runs dry. Plus, the Limitless Pendant comes in a variety of colors, from classic black to bold forest green and playful hot pink, to seamlessly match your personal style.

The Limitless AI Pendant builds on the mistakes of the Humane AI Pin with better, specific features

The Limitless AI Pendant builds on the mistakes of the Humane AI Pin with better, specific features

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