Keeping in touch with your friends and family has never been this easier (or tougher?) We do have an array of apps and platforms at our disposal, the smartphone boom along with the high-speed wireless internet has immensely helped the communication platforms evolve. However, all of this apparently comes with a trade-off, privacy. Yes, since we never directly pay for most of the products including Skype the pressure falls on the maker of the apps to rake in revenue from alternative streams, which is not something that is always good.
Look is a more of a do it all communicator but with an old-school touch to it. The Look is designed to appear like an old radio (or TV) and comes with dials that can be used for navigation and is sure to remind one of the old TV sets. The front is of course dominated by the 10-inch flat display, and the Look manages to squeeze in all the modern amenities like a camera, microphone along with the other essentials like a speaker and a leather handle at the back.
That apart the cornerstone of the Look seems to be simplicity and privacy, perhaps this is the only thing in the market that is easier than an iPad or any other modern gadgets. The device further banks on the fact that most of the people who are too old to operate an iPad want to do are browse through pictures and FaceTime.
Unlike other devices out in the market, Look relies on its very own ecosystem of built-in features and will let users communicate with a small number of family and friends with lesser chances of data being leaked out. The makers are looking to monetize based out of device sales, and that’s a welcome change from other freemium models. However, all of this will set you back by a handsome sum of $299.
Other features on the Look include a voice-activated control, SD card reader, WiFi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 4.1, Ambient light dimming, gesture control and also two separate knobs for skimming through photos, videos, and YouTube channels. In the end, it all depends on how solid the implementation is and whether or not families will be interested in investing in a new device when their current tablet/laptop already offers similar features.