PocketCHIP : Handheld Linux Mobile Computing with Pico-8

PocketChip offers a retro hand-held games console in a compact form. This battery-powered Linux computer features a 480 x 272 touchscreen with a Qwerty keyboard. Yes, it has a compact size, but we don’t think it’s compact enough for your jeans pocket.

The brain of this console is C.H.I.P, which at 1Ghz and 512MB of DDR3 RAM, is powerful enough to run real software. One of cool things about PocketChip is Pico-8, one of six built-in apps, it’s a fantasy console that provides you with hours of entertainment. If you are a programmer, you can also code your own games or even better, modify the code of games you download. There are mixed reviews regarding this technology, some say the keyboard is too difficult to use or the software is not really practical compared to smartphones. However, there are also some positive reviews saying that this device could be the start of open and free mobile computing, also Pico-8 app allows user to play thousands of indie games, including modify them the way you like it. What do you think?

From : GetChip

PocketCHIP Handheld Games Console

PocketCHIP Handheld Games Console

PocketCHIP Handheld Games Console

PocketCHIP Handheld Games Console

PocketCHIP Handheld Games Console


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