AYA Neo crowdfunding campaign begins: Handheld gaming PC with AMD Ryzen for $789 and up

The AYA Neo is a handheld gaming computer with a 7 inch touchscreen display and built-in game controllers. It looks a bit like a Nintendo Switch, but the controllers are not detachable and under the hood beats the heart of a Windows PC including an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics, […]

Lilbits: AYA Neo delayed (again), Samsung tablet leaked (again), and PlayStation movie & TV purchases and rentals are ending

The AYA Neo is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel touchscreen display surrounded by game controllers, an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. After shipping the first small batch of devices to customers in China, AYA […]

Amazon’s Build It program lets you pre-order weird gadgets if you want Amazon to build them (another name for crowdfunding)

Amazon makes a lot of its own hardware these days, including tablets, smart speakers, eReaders, and media streamers. But every now and then the company releases a product that’s a dud (like the Fire Phone) or that may have limited appeal and don’t stick around long (like the Amazon Echo Look). So the company has […]

F(x)tec Pro1 -X is delayed due to a chip change (Crowdfunded Android or Ubuntu phone with a slide-out keyboard)

The F(x)tec Pro1 is one of the few modern smartphones to feature a slide-out keyboard for thumb typing. First launched in 2019, the phone was designed to ship with a custom version of Android optimized for portrait and landscape use, but late last year F(x)Tec launched a crowdfunding campaign for a Pro1-X model that would […]

Ready! Model 100 kit turns a Raspberry Pi into a portable cyberdeck (crowdfunding)

Small single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi are basically tiny, low-power desktop computers. But one of the advantages of their small size and low power consumption is that you can fit them just about anywhere and use them for the brains of all sorts of hardware. One of the latest examples? The Ready! Model 100 […]

AYA Neo Ryzen 4500U handheld gaming PC crowdfunding begins after Chinese New Year

The AYA Neo handheld gaming PC has been under development since last spring, and recently the makers of the little computer shipped the first 500 Founder Edition devices to customers in China. With factories in that country shutting down for Chinese New Year though, the folks at AYA say the next 900 pre-orders won’t go […]

microByte is an open hardware tiny handheld game console for $45 and up during crowdfunding

The microByte is a pocket-sized game console with a tiny display, game controllers, a speaker, and microSD card reader for storage. It supports several emulators, allowing you to play classic games on the system. And it’s an open hardware project – the firmware, PCB design files and schematics, and other documentation are all available to […]

InkPlate 10 is an open hardware E Ink display made from recycled eReader parts (crowdfunding)

The makers of the InkPlate 6 are back with a new open hardware, WiFi-enabled E Ink display. The new InkPlate 10 is a bigger, higher resolution, and faster display with a few new features. But e-radionica’s new InkPlate is still a low-power, programmable electronic paper display that can be used to build your own eReader, digital […]

AYA Neo handheld gaming PC with Ryzen 4500U ships in April, crowdfunding begins in Feb for $699 and up

The AYA Neo is a handheld gaming computer with an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Renoir processor, AMD Radeon Vega 6 graphics, and a 7 inch touchscreen display sandwiched between two game controllers. First announced last May, the Neo has been in development for much of the past year and it went up for pre-order in […]