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$1 PinePhone pogo pin breakout board lets you connect add-ons without removing the back cover ($8 microSD card extender too)

There are a lot of things that make the PinePhone different than most smartphones. It’s designed to run GNU/Linux-based operating systems. It has physical switches that can disable the camera, mic, and wireless features. And it has a set of pogo pins that make it possible to connect add-ons like a keyboard, fingerprint reader, or […]

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PineEye is a DIY thermal camera add-on for the PinePhone

Pine64 is working on several official PinePhone accessories that add features like wireless charging, NFC, or a physical keyboard. But independent developers have also developed their own add-ons including a fingerprint reader and a 3D-printed keyboard. One of the newest DIY PinePhone add-on projects is a thermal imaging solution called PineEye. In a nutshell, PineEye […]

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Hacker adds a working fingerprint sensor to the PinePhone

The PinePhone isn’t just the most affordable smartphone designed to run GNU/Linux-based operating systems. It’s also designed to be a modular device – most internal components are user replaceable, and there are six pogo pins that allow extra hardware to be added to the device. So far Pine64 has announced plans for three optional accessories […]