Sonte Is a Sheet of Thin Film That Acts as Digital Shades for Your Window

Thursday, June 6th 2013. | Around The Home

Unless you’re a billionaire who owns tons of cash in your piggy bank, you will not be able to afford the installation fee of Dynamic Glass. Developed by a startup called View, this glass responds to different light intensity as if it has its own intelligence, saving the home owners from the hassle of adjusting the shades. Sonte, on the other hand, is not really a smart glass but it has it needs to transform any window glass to be one.

Sonte Window Smart Film

Basically, Sonte is a sheet of thin film with electrostatic cling adhesive on its back which is used to stick it on your window glass. As far as the installation is concerned, you will hardly need a professional’s help to get it on. With tools like ruler and scissors, you should be able to finish the job in a matter of few minutes. Although it can’t adjust itself automatically, controlling the shade is made easy as the whole mechanism is controlled via a smartphone app. Tap on the video below to watch it in action.

The secret sauce behind Sonte is the integrated conductor which is almost as big as a typical coin. Through a nice slim wire, this conductor is linked to a transformer which communicates to your handset via Wi-Fi. Although the main reason for its creation is to provide privacy on command, the film also offers a few additional benefits. When the opacity is set on the highest level, the film becomes solid enough to be a screen for any projector. For 1.6 x 1.6-feet of Sonte, you’re charged with a pledge of $65. Yes, this baby is up at Kickstarter.

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