The Cradle augmentation is the neural interface that allows its user to plug different chips into the head, to interface with their brain. The most common use for the Cradle is to have a personally tailored operating system, built to assist in day-to-day tasks and provide entertainment.

The original Cradle was developed by the Lupei corporation as a response to the creation of Synthec, in an attempt to keep ordinary folks competitive with the androids. Since then, many other models have been produced by other companies, the market quickly evolving in ways similar to that of the personal computer.