Litho Controller and SDK
A small wearable controller for augmented reality which comes bundled with the Litho software development kit (SDK).
The Litho SDK supports developing in Unity for iOS and Android, on MacOS and Windows.
- LITHO controller with micro-USB charging cable
- SDK download (single license)
- Lifetime software and firmware upgrade
All units are dispatched within 3 working days.
The Litho SDK includes a flexible interaction framework which makes it quick and easy for developers to build delightful and intuitive augmented reality (AR) experiences in Unity.
The Litho SDK currently supports developing in Unity for iOS and Android, on MacOS and Windows.
Object Manipulation Interactions
LITHO has an array of motion-tracking sensors and a touch surface on the underside.
Dimensions: height, 29mm. length, 48mm. width, 18mm
Battery: 8+ hrs active use. 2000 hrs standby
Charge time: 90mins for full charge
Bluetooth: LE radio, compatible with Bluetooth 5.0
Haptics: linear resonant actuator (LRA)
Processor: 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with floating-point unit (FPU)
Motion-tracking sensors: sampled at 60hz
LEDs: charging status
What is Litho?
What is the Litho Controller?
Litho is a wearable controller for interacting with digital things in the real world. The controller is complemented by the Litho SDK which includes our unique tracking software and our interaction toolkit.
The controller itself is worn between your first and second finger. It has a capacitive trackpad on the underside, an array of motion sensors, and provides haptic feedback. Litho’s design means that you can wear it whilst doing everyday activities (e.g typing, driving, drilling).
To learn more about why we think Litho is important for the future of spatial computing read here.
What is the Litho Unity SDK?
The LITHO SDK provides an interaction framework, featuring off-the-shelf solutions to core interactions, including templates for tools such as object creation, scaling, rotation, selection and movement. These features make it easy for developers to build delightful and intuitive experiences, quickly. The SDK also provides a Litho Emulator which allows you to mimic the Litho input using your mouse and keyboard.
The SDK tracks the absolute position of the controller in space, using data from the phone’s camera and the controller's motion sensors.
Does the SDK come with the Litho controller?
I'm not a developer, can I still use Litho?
Right now, Litho is aimed at developers who are using Unity. If you don't have experience with Unity, our SDK contains many examples that make it easy to get started creating with relatively limited coding experience.
If you want to use Litho straight out of the box and you have an iPhone then you can download the LITHO app on the App Store. The app showcases a range of Litho interactions from creating and manipulating objects, to drawing shapes and creating 3D objects.
What platforms does Litho support?
Can I use a Windows PC to develop with Litho?
Yes. It is possible to develop and build your projects on Windows using the emulator in the Unity Editor. Bluetooth connections from the Unity Editor are an Alpha feature on Windows.
Can I create apps for Android with Litho?
Yes. Litho works with Google’s ARCore and is supported on Android 7 or above, have a look here for a more detailed list with devices.
Can I create apps for iOS with Litho?
Yes! Litho works with Apple's ARKit and is supported on iOS devices running iOS version 12.2 or higher.
Can I use MacOS to develop with Litho?
Yes! You can directly connect your Litho to the Unity Editor on MacOS. To build your app for use on an iOS device you will need XCode 10.2 or above.
Does Litho support any AR headsets?
Currently the standard Litho SDK does not provide support for AR headsets. If this is something you require please email email@example.com.
What colours does Litho come in?
Litho comes in two colours - Silver and Slate Grey.
Will Litho fit me?
Probably! Litho is designed to fit comfortably on the vast majority of hands. If you are not satisfied with the way Litho fits we offer a free no-questions-asked return service within 28 days of delivery.
About the Company
What’s Litho’s long term aim?
In the short term we are trying to improve the quality and depth of experiences available in mobile AR. While our long term goal is to promote a shift in our relationship with technology – one where technology is less of a barrier to the real world, and instead tool to enhance and engage with it.
Tell me a bit more about the company.
Litho was founded by high-school friends Nat Martin and Charlie Bruce in 2018. That year the company raised a seed round from investors including Greycroft (a leading US-based venture capital firm), Paul Heydon (an early investor in Supercell and Unity), Chris Albinson, and Nick Alexander. The company is based in Aldgate East in London and is currently hiring. If you’re interested in building the future of digital interaction send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Litho team on Twitter Lewis Jones, Nat Martin, Daniel Olivier, Maya Hope Chaldecott and Charlie Bruce.
How long will my Litho take to arrive?
You should expect your Litho to arrive between 1-5 days from the time of despatch depending on your shipping zone. We aim to dispatch all units within 3 working days.
Do you deliver worldwide?
What forms of payment do you accept?
What is your returns policy?
Where can you purchase Litho?
Using & Developing for Litho
How does Litho connect to my phone?
Litho connects to your phone using Bluetooth Low Energy.
How do I charge Litho?
Litho charges via a USB Micro-B port. (We’re sorry, but a USB-C connector just wouldn’t fit!)
Litho takes around 90 minutes to reach full charge, although it can still be used for shorter periods after shorter periods of charge.
Do you provide app development support?
All Litho owners are invited to the Litho Developer Hub: a forum where our Team answer development questions as quickly as possible. If you require support with a larger project or have bespoke requirements in mind please email email@example.com and we can discuss how best to support you.
What is the Litho Developer Hub, and how can I access it?
The Litho Developer Hub is our online community where you can download our SDK, read Litho documentation, troubleshoot and share creations.
The Litho Developer Hub is only accessible to Litho-owners. After purchasing a Litho you will be emailed an invitation to join. Once you have an account, you can access it here. If you can’t find your invitation email you can sign up manually here.
If I make an app with Litho how do I distribute it?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org once you are ready to distribute your app made with Litho. We will do everything we can to ensure your app reaches as many people as possible. We are also looking to explore different developer partnership models going forward.
Delivery & Returns
Shipping within the UK is free and international shipping is calculated when you enter your address during checkout.
You should expect your LITHO to arrive within 1-5 working days from despatch depending on your shipping zone. For orders outside of the European Union you may be liable for local import duties and taxes.
Free no-questions-asked returns within 28 days of the date of delivery.