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Future Lab Program N

Thank you very much for your interest.
The application to the Future Lab Program N is currently closed.

We believe that innovative products are best realized when the people who will use them give feedback.
Only products based on today’s lifestyle can create tomorrow’s lifestyle.
Because of this, we launch Future Lab Program N.
Program N will be hands-on, allowing the program participants to experience the prototype and provide
feedback to help us improve this and other products.

About Future Lab Program N

The Future Lab Program will be built on a collaboration between participants and Sony R&D.
We are now ready with the first Concept Prototype N. Become involved with Future Lab Program N.

How to join Future Lab Program N

San Francisco

Apply to join Future Lab Program N

San Francisco

At the Invitation-only event applicants will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and try out the various features of N. To sign up for the event, fill out the application. Suitable applicants will be selected and invited to attend the event by email.

delivery event

Invitation-only event

delivery event

Invited applicants will experience and try out the various features of N and can officially join Future Lab Program N as participants (a $100 fee is required).

While at the event, invited applicants will be able to try on N and choose the right size for them. Here is N’s sizing-guide for reference.

Meet up


Meet up

Participants of the Future Lab Program N will receive a Concept Prototype N by mail to enjoy and freely experience N in daily life. Participants will be invited to meetups in San Francisco to exchange views, such as unique usage, new lifestyle with N, and share opinions on the future direction of N.

Future Lab Program N will welcome feedback from participants via email, phone, website, and questionnaires at a date to be scheduled.

Application process

Conditions of Participation:

The participants are required to:

- Live in the San Francisco Bay area

- Agree to the terms in writing

- Provide us with your name, address, phone number, email, employer, and title

- Download and install the app which will require you to accept the terms of service and privacy policy (“Legal Terms”)

- Pair the Prototype with your eligible smartphone

- Attend special events in the San Francisco area

- Use the Prototype daily while walking, biking, working, or doing other activities

- Respond to our requests for feedback via surveys, phone calls, and focus groups

- Share your observations, opinions, and experiences with us via email, phone, website, SNS or questionnaires

Some participants may be asked to give interviews with the media.

For the complete terms of the program, please click here.

Application Process:

Those interested in joining the program can submit their application at a Future Lab Program Event which will be held in the Bay Area.

Program period:

We intend to run the program until August 2017, but we may end it earlier.

Program Participation Fee:

$100 (No refunds available)

System requirements for N:

- Android 5.0 or higher. iPhone 5S or higher, with the latest version of iOS 9 installed. Tethering or personal hotspot function is also required.

- To fully enjoy N we recommend participants have a Facebook account. For updating and recharging N, PC(Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1) or Macintosh(Mac OS X v10.11, Mac OS X v10.10, Mac OS X v10.9) with USB2.0 or higher should be used.

Thank you very much for your interest.
The application to the Future Lab Program N is currently closed.