Sonte’s new film can switch up its opacity in just a second, and it can be controlled from your iPhone. Cover a window and flip it from transparent to opaque at the tap of a screen, blocking out nosy passersby or ugly distractions whilst still letting in most of the light. It’s like turning any room into a bathroom. Only without the extra plumbing required.
Launching Monday via Kickstarter, the Sonte film will start at $60 (although Sonte’s PR folks didn’t say how big the $60 sheet will be). you have to connect it to power, and wen installed the sheets are daisy-chained together using a small clip that connects them.
Then, just fire up the app and tap the button. You can have multiple panels controlled independently from the same app, and – according to the demo video – you can even project movies onto the film when it’s opaque.
It think it looks great, although I don’t really want to run yet another cable to yet another gadget when a pair of muslin curtains already hide me from the steely gaze of my neighbor in the next block over (I think he’s a lone assassin, based on “evidence” I have gathered over the years). I also don’t fancy applying this stuff to my ancient and lumpy windows – I have trouble putting on a screen protector without trapping bubbles. Imagine something the size of a window.
Like I said, the campaign launches Monday 1st June.