Lilbits 7-10-2020: More OneGx1 mini laptop performance notes

It’s been nearly two weeks since I published a preview of the upcoming One Netbook OneGx1 mini laptop with the design of a gaming PC and optional support for 4G and/or 5G networks. But I’ve continued running tests since that article was published, and so now I’ve upgraded the article from “preview” to “review” status. […]

CutiePi Raspberry Pi-based tablet hits Kickstarter for $169 and up

The CutiPie is a tablet with a 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 5,000 mAh battery, and a carrying handle. It’s also a modular, open source device that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ Lite single-board computer. The tablet is designed to run Linux-based software and the hardware and software designs […]

Chuwi LarkBox mini PC is up for pre-order for $169 or less (crowdfunding)

Chuwi’s LarkBox is a Windows 10 desktop computer crammed into a case that measures just about 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.7″ and which weighs less than 4.5 ounces. With a 10-watt Intel Celeron J4115 quad-core processor based on Intel Gemini Lake Refresh architecture, it’s not exactly a high-performance PC. But as I pointed out in […]

Unihertz Jelly 2 smartphone with a 3 inch screen coming soon for $129 and up (Kickstarter)

Unihertz is getting ready to launch yet another smartphone with a tiny screen. The new Unihertz Jelly 2 features the same MediaTek Helio P60 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage as the Unihertz Atom XL 4 that hit Kickstarter earlier this year. But it packs them into a more compact body. While the Atom […]

CrowPi2 is a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop kit designed for education (crowdfunding)

A few years after creating a Raspberry Pi-based science and education kit called the CrowPi, the developers of that project are back with a new model called the CrowPi 2. This time they’ve developed a kit that looks more like a traditional laptop computer. But under the hood it’s designed to be powered by a Raspberry […]

Chuwi Larkbox Mini PC gets a spec bump (hitting Indiegogo June 23 for $169 and up)

The Chuwi LarkBox is a tiny computer that’s smaller than a Raspberry Pi, but which has an x86 processor and support for Windows or Linux software. First announced in April, the LarkBox was supposed to go up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in late May. That didn’t happen, but now Chuwi says the […]

Rufus Cuff wrist computer might actually ship… 6 years late (crowdfunding)

Back in 2014 a company called Rufus launched a crowdfunding campaign for a wrist computer called the Rufus Cuff. At a time when the Pebble Steel was pretty much state of the art in the smartwatch space (and a year before the first Apple Watch was announced), the Rufus Cuff was… a very different take […]

Crowdfunding begins for the MNT Reform modular, open hardware laptop

The MNT Reform is a laptop designed for folks who want to be able to understand, modify, and truly understand every aspect of their computer. It’s designed to run free and open source software, but the laptop is also open hardware — the design schematics, firmware, and most hardware components are available. And if you […]