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GPD Pocket 3 mini-laptop review (8 inch screen, modular ports, convertible design)

The GPD Pocket 3 is a small but versatile mini-laptop computer with an 8 inch display that supports pen and touch input, a swivel hinge that lets you fold the screen down over the keyboard for use in tablet mode, a backlit keyboard that’s just big enough for touch typing, and support for up to […]

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Lilbits: A smartphone with a smartwatch on the back, mini PCs, and Linux for phones, PCs, and servers

Over the past few years Unihertz has made a habit of zagging in the smartphone space when the rest of the world is zigging. Looking for a BlackBerry-style phone with a physical keyboard? There’s the Unihertz Titan. Want a small screen? Check out the Jelly, Atom, or Titan Pocket lines. But the upcoming Unihertz TickTock […]

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DockCase Smart Hub is an 8-in-1 USB-C dock with a display that shows you what it’s doing (crowdfunding)

A good USB-C dock will let you connect displays, keyboards, mice, game controllers, and all sort of other gear to a computer with a single cable. But the new DockCase Smart Hub does more than that. Thanks to a 1.54 inch display and a custom operating system, the Smart Hub can display data to let […]

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AYA Neo handheld gaming PCs get hardware improvements (early backers get upgrade kits)

The AYA Neo is a handheld gaming computer with a 7 inch touchscreen display wedged between a set of game controllers and an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics powering the system. It went up for pre-order through a crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, but when the first units started shipping […]

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GPD Pocket 3 hits Indiegogo (unboxing and first look at the 8 inch mini-laptop with modular ports)

The GPD Pocket 3 is a mini-laptop with an 8 inch touchscreen display, a convertible tablet-style design, and support for an optional pressure-sensitive pen. It’s a powerful little PC, with support for up to an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor, but it’s also a versatile one with a decent set of ports, plus a modular port section […]

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Indiegogo to begin vetting crowdfunding campaigns to screen out fraud, partners with GoFundMe on best practices

Over the past decade or so, crowdfunding campaigns have allowed artists to raise money to complete their albums, books and movies while allowing developers to bring interesting gadgets to market. But there have also been a number of high-profile crowdfunding fails, sometimes due to overly ambitious projects from inexperienced creators, and sometimes from outright fraud. […]

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Lilbits: Google’s 2nd-gen Tensor chip, PinePhone Keyboard, and Amazon Kindle for $50

  Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. Amazon’s entry-level Kindle is on sale for $50 today, which is the lowest price to date for Amazon’s eReader with a front-lit E Ink display. And the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi-powered storage server, Android 12’s new Internet tile, and Palm’s new earbuds

A company called KubeSail is introducing a compact network-attached storage device called the PiBox 2 mini which, as the name suggests, is powered by Raspberry Pi hardware. Up for pre-order through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for $250 and up with an expected ship date of March, 2022, it’s designed to work with up to two […]

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Lilbits: GPD Pocket 3, Windows Subsystem for Android, and an Amlogic A311D2 single-board PC

The upcoming GPD Pocket 3 is one of the most unusual handheld computers I’ve seen in a while. Not only is it a mini-laptop with a convertible tablet-style design, a touchpad above the keyboard, and pen support. It also has a modular port feature that lets you swap out a USB-A port for an RS-232 […]

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Chuwi RZBOX is a mini PC with Ryzen 9 4900H for $499 and up

The latest small form-factor desktop computer from Chinese PC maker Chuwi is a 7.4″ x 7″ x 2.4″ computer powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 4900H octa-core processor. First announced in September, the Chuwi RZBOX mini PC is now available for pre-order for $499 and up. For that price you get a barebones computer with AMD’s […]

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GPD Pocket 3 handheld computer will be a convertible tablet with stylus support (and modular port options)

Chinese device maker GPD has been making handheld computers for a number of years, including models designed for gaming, general purpose usage, or IT administration duties. But the upcoming GPD Pocket 3 will have three features the company has never offered before. It’s up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign set to run through mid-December, […]