Many companies are buying for there shot in this market and one of the best I’ve seen thus far is the DragonBox Pyra.
The DragonBox Pyra is an opensource, no spy-software included, no registration necessary,full-featured Desktop-Linux-PC that fits your pocket, open for everything and everyone. Designed and produced in Europe, avoiding slave labor.
- Technical Specifications:
The Pyra is built in a modular way and consists of the following three boards:
These boards can be individually replaced by the user, i.e. when a new model (like
a more recent CPU-Board) becomes available, the system can be upgraded easily.
- Base-System including Mainboard:
High-Quality speakers, analogue volume wheel
Headset-Port, Built-in-mic, HDMI video out, Force feedback vibramotor,
Ultra-portable: approx. 139 x 87 x 32 mm
Huge battery for a long battery life (6000 mAh)
Gaming controls (D-Pad, 4 shoulder buttons, 6 face buttons)
Two accurate analogue controls with push-button functionality
Adjustable backlit QWERTY-keyboard
Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1
Dual SDXC card-slots
2x Full-size USB host (one can be used as a eSATA connector with a small
adaptor), 1x micro USB 3.0, 1x micro USB (Debug and Charge circuitry)
Fully configurable RGB-LEDs for notifications
Optional: 3G/4G and GPS module, various sensors
- Current CPU-Board:
Texas Instruments OMAP 5 SoC
2x ARM Cortex-A15 @ 1.5Ghz with NEON SIMD
2x ARM Cortex-M4
Vivante GC320 2D Accelerator
4GB RAM, 32GB int. storage
- Current Displayboard:
720p 5″ LCD
The Pyra is small and compact (only 13.9×8.7×3.2 cm), yet extremely modular.
Designed to be modular it is user upgradable both the main board, display board and
the one that has the processor and RAM are individual boards.
Designed to be easily repaired or modified – one screwdriver is all you need to
take it apart.
Multiple real USB ports, Game-controls, backlit keyboard, replaceable battery, SDcard slots. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, optional LTE mobile internet with GPS and various sensors, and you can also Use it as a desktop PC by connecting a HDMI-cable to a monitor.
The Pyra uses an ARM processor and comes equipped with a Debian GNU/Linux
operating system. No accounts or registration is necessary to make this device
A similar device is not currently available on the market.
Crowdfunding for the DragonBox Pyra began May 1, 2016, at midnight German
time (UTC+01:00). In just three days, together with the pre-preorders that have
been placed in October, the campaign has taken almost 600 preorders. More than
enough for the minimal quantity of a production run (which would need 500 units)
and almost 75% of the total amount needed to start a larger production run with
All pictures of the clear system, are just prototypes the finished systems will be a sold color and not transparent.
I hope you have enjoyed this little taste of whats to come and would like to thank you for reading.
More information can be found at www.pyra-handheld.com
Pre-order info can be found here www.dragonbox.de/en/45-pyra
As always keep doing it for the love of the game.