Startup Lumina, maker of its AI-based 4K webcam, has announced a new height-programmable computer desk that also has a built-in screen and its own operating system, Lumina OS. Yes ok an integrated screen It may sound a bit silly, but Lumina thinks it could actually have an impact on productivity.
Sit-stand desks have been around for a while, and push-button raising and lowering is nothing new. Where Lumina has innovated is by making the height adjustment programmable.
That means you can set a schedule for this smart desk to go up and down to encourage more standing while making sure you don’t overdo it and strain your back. Lumina software for Windows and Mac allows you to schedule start and end times. The range is from 30 to 47 inches in height.
That’s all well and good, but what’s most unusual and interesting about the Lumina Desk is its built-in screen. A bright OLED screen is embedded in the desktop surface and Lumina didn’t skimp on the specs.
It is rated at 1,200 nits peak intensity and has a scratch-resistant cover and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The 24-inch screen is centered with a bit of room in the front and back for your keyboard and monitor. Desk surface is 5 feet long by 2.5 feet deep. It will be possible to install applications on the Lumina Desk, such as Google Calendar, Slack, Spotify and more.
Lumina clarifies that the screen does not support touch, to prevent objects on the desktop from accidentally interacting with the screen.
As if that were not enough, the Lumina Desk also incorporates wireless charging throughout the surface, as well as 6 power outlets and 6 USB-C outlets in a hidden panel in the back. The USB-C ports can supply a total of 120 watts of power, and up to 30 watts to any port. Wireless charging supports two Qi-compatible devices, delivering up to 100 watts to each.
This is definitely one of the most interesting smart desktop ads we’ve seen. Lumina hasn’t revealed pricing information yet, but is taking reservations so you can be among the first to get the Lumina Desk.