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Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. klapse

    klapse Central Scrutinizer

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    Burgundy, Pandora Black or Dark Grey for this lady.
     
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  2. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Ignoring all the choices I don't like, it looks like dark grey and dark red are the top choices, so no change.
     
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  3. Christoph.Krn

    Christoph.Krn Very Active Member

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    Whatever you do, you should try making the inside of the lid (the area directly adjacent to the screen) just black. That actually improves the display quality to the observer.
     
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  4. Lambda

    Lambda Still Fresh

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    No image or colour looks better than the insides of the machine so it is futile to use any colour but transparent.
     
  5. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    Personally I find transparent plastics on electronics makes it look like some cheap toy...
     
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  6. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    So, in this case you could call it understatement. ... which rules.
     
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  7. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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    I like the dark red, but not having my order in yet, my opinion doesn't count for too much.

    I mean, I do have 140 euros in Dragonbox vouchers, so maybe I should get a quarter vote?
     
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  8. dracmas

    dracmas Still Fresh

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    A bit off topic. How hard would it be to swap out the 4g cellular on these pyras? I've been thinking long term for this device since the specs are ok and it's going to have good Linux support. TMobile, phone company here in the US, will slowly start rolling out 5g internet by the end of the year. I already plan on picking up the first unlimited plan I can get my hands on because they will probably start locking down on data plans after it's been used awhile. Hypothetically, if you could get your hands on the cellular 5g that eventually is coming... How difficult would it be to put in the pyra?

    Is the cellular LTE sottered to the main board or is it just plugged in?
     
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  9. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    @dracmas, if a pin compatible 5G module comes out, with an antenna that works that could be fit in. It's likely some tedious soldering is involved.
     
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  10. Swordfish II

    Swordfish II Very Active Member

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    First tmobile is unlimited already (I used 90GB this month), second I'm pretty sure the 5g is just carrier aggregation and more bands... So it shouldnt be that big a deal for later modems
     
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  11. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    I am pretty sure it is soldered to the main board. I feel like this was confirmed when we were asking about the number of models and how to upgrade.

    Or a prototype? Another win imo.
     
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  12. AVahne

    AVahne Handheld-obsessed

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    Maybe, but I own prototypes for 3 unreleased devices and an engineering sample of something that was, and nothing was clear :/
    I wouldn't mind a clear prototype Pyra though, but the one I would actually use would have to be WINE RED.
     
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  13. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    I didn't mean all prototypes are clear, but some Pyra ones are.
     
  14. dfkman

    dfkman One day I'll be writing code in the car...

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    Will we see a video of the new prototype or will we wait until the mainboard is finished?
     
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  15. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Unless I've misread something, I think the new prototypes will have the newly populated mainboards (assuming they test out okay).
     
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    blackxpot Still Fresh

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    Will there be a news post / some other way I can be notified about this? I'd really like one of the clear cases, would hate to miss out...
     
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  17. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

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    Well the case is clear. The pyra is on its way.
     
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  18. Grench

    Grench Forum Addict!

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    Just had a thought on this... Maybe make a, "Special Limited Edition Self Assembled Keymat Test Kit," package?

    I figure at this point you likely have a few scrap main boards. Keymats were likely a minimum order quantity = "a lot".
    Case plastics set + screws + scrap mainboard + keymat = SLESAKTK

    Not to be confused with a Sleestak of course.
     
  19. Lambda

    Lambda Still Fresh

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    I guess we both find some cheap toys beautiful!
     
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    Ah, going for green phosphorus on a black screen? Or maybe inspired by System Shock?
    My choice is boring, yet practical: Dark gray (anthracite preferred), matte finish.
    Maybe with burgundy accents (D-Pad, nub disks and trigger buttons). For the logo plate: milky white, so I can use the LED's lightpiped below it as indicator lights.
    It should look like a piece of lava that has mostly cooled, with some hot spot accents.
    Please remember to steer clear of volcanic areas for the shipping route itself ;-)
     
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