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The computer, de-invented

Meet DC-1. A new kind of computer, designed for deep focus and wellbeing.

We refuse to accept a future where our devices are exhausting, addictive, and distracting1

Introducing Daylight a healthier, more human-friendly computer

The world’s first full-speed
paper-like display

60fps

Smooth interactions

Scroll, zoom, turn pages—even watch video— without any lag

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A calm experience

Stay connected with yourself and what’s around you

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For your health

Say goodbye to eye-strain—designed for full sunlight and nighttime

A distraction-free space for
learning & creativity

We invented a new type of display that’s like E Ink, but faster. It looks and feels like paper, but runs at 60fps, so you can work fluidly, and use all your apps without compromise.

Your new favorite reading app for books and documents

Reading

Your new favorite reading app for books and documents
Write, draw and annotate on a fast, paper-like surface

Note-taking

Write, draw and annotate on a fast, paper-like surface
A sacred space for focused writing without distraction

Writing

A sacred space for focused writing without distraction

With all the apps you need

Use all your favorite apps without the distractions—it’s the best of both worlds.

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The vision for Daylight is to build a whole ecosystem of healthier, more humane computers that respect our health, attention, and freedom.

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it's a computer you
can use outside

Read in broad daylight with a screen that uses the sun as its backlight.

DC-1 lights up beautifully outdoors without distracting reflections, so you can read outside any time of the day.

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No eye-strain

Flicker-free display is easy on the eyes

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Extended battery

Days of use on a single charge

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Backlight optional

Read in direct sunlight, no backlight needed

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Dive deeper
into Daylight

Experience 60fps refresh rates for swift interaction across all apps. This advanced display supports robust software capabilities.

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Daylight is a Public Benefit Co.

One of my big surprises of Silicon Valley was finding out how nice & well intentioned many of the execs of “evil big tech” were. Shocking because I expected them to be evil. Heartbreaking because they weren’t.

It meant big tech do bad not cuz of who runs them, but because of the systematic forces they’re beholden to, ie business model & shareholder mandate.

So to make tech that does less evil, it’s not enough to believe we’re good people with good intentions. We need to root cause solve the systematic disincentives.

Thus, we decided daylight should be a PBC, with a double bottom line: not just a fiduciary duty to shareholders, but also a civil duty to uphold our public benefit purpose:

To help technology and humanity live happily ever after.

Anjan KattaFounder & CEO

DC-1 at a glance

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Fast, paper-like
display

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Read, write,
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Use all
your apps

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Sunlight
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Blue-light free backlight