unfiltered™ – Takes Snap’s Spectacles into the Office
by Arnaud Henneville, Apr 1 2017
internalDesk, a Swedish collaboration Software company, had already made the headlines when, 2 years ago, it launched its controversial high-end bracelet for employee engagement – a wristband it had dubbed the jolt™.
Now, internalDesk is hoping to ride on last month’s Snap Inc. IPO by unveiling to the public its’ own cool tech glasses for the office environment.
Arnaud Henneville, co-founder of internalDesk, told us during a phone interview;
“We are looking forward to unfiltered™ hitting the market. We are already taking pre-orders and the appetite is huge.”
And the appetite should indeed be huge. We were ourselves given a pair of unfiltered™ to test and clearly, the technology is astonishing. Indeed, by simply looking at the computer screen (with the glasses ON) while logged-in to any mainstream enterprise-collaboration platform, one is able to quickly appreciate the true adoption and usage of the particular software application one is logged to. Another uber-cool feature for those leaders in love with MBWA (Management by wandering around) is the built-in 12-megapixel wide-angle f/1.8 VR-retina X-ray camera.
SStaring at an employee for approximatively 8 seconds will trigger, on the inside of the right-glass, the display of a mine of exciting data about that particular employee. We were particularly impressed by the reliability of data points such as ‘total value-added today’, ‘last idle time’, or ‘average monthly absenteeism’. The glasses also boast plenty of cool predictions akin to Minority Report, the movie.
Claudia McLennan from private investment firm Unicorn&Flop Capital summed it up nicely for us; “… Well, you look at the size and the dynamics of the market they are in and you quickly realize the enormous potential of unfiltered™. This industry is fascinating – products that do a lot of buzz but deliver very little. Most companies we’ve talked to that are currently using some sort of collaboration software whether it comes from Big Corp or its’ underdog rival are extremely dissatisfied by the solution they have implemented. Let’s face it, across the board, user-adoption is beyond poor and past the initial spike of excitement the actual software usage is close to zero. Now finally someone is not only coming-up with an alternative way to deliver collaboration software to the enterprise but that someone is also leveraging competitors’ data to its’ own advantage. Now, that’s brilliance and we can only love it.”
So, if you are a manager and want the truth about your collaboration platform usage (and/or simply want to look cool in the office), unfiltered™ is the way to go.