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  1. NetBLOKS

    NetBLOKS Finally on-board

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    I am quite happy with the Pyra development.
    ED got over all the difficulties without sacrificing features or promises to easier compromises.
    @acid I have a tablet/ laptop combo too (Lenovo x230t) with all it's cool features etc.
    But these devices are big, heavy (in comparison to the Pyra) and the battery runtime is not that good.
    The Pyra (the 4G edition) will have a lot of use-cases for me, that no other device will be able to fullfil in all aspects.
    I would have to compromise in one or more categories that I just don't want to.
    So the "obvious" that you are pointing out seems to be obvious for your use case.
    For me, and I think many others, it is not.
     
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  2. acid

    acid Still Fresh

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    What do you mean flimsy attempts? You can just use any hardware on Android connecting it directly either through USB otg or bluetooth. That includes keyboards, mice or controllers. Even multiple controllers if you want. This isn't 2012 anymore.

    But you're right. The community is the one thing where this device will excel. It's just frustrating that it's taking so long, even if it's not Ed's fault.
     
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  3. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

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    And all these bluetooth things will have separate batteries you have to charge separately. That's a huge no-go for me.
     
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  4. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    If you need a separate device bluetooth or not it's an inconvenience.
     
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  5. Alphasys

    Alphasys Still Fresh

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    I have followed the Pandora's cycle, wanted to have one, no money... Then the Pandora got followed by the Pyra, wanted to have one, no money... Now years later, I got money, so I bought a Pyra. Even added some vouchers so I will not have to pay the rest later. Better safe, than sorry afterwards. (And it helps ED a little, with some much needed cash to get the parts paid for the first batch.)
    But why would I have the Pyra over any other, cheaper tablet/laptop/minilaptop with maybe better specs? Because the Pyra is so open I can truely make it "mine". I never have needed the top-of-the-line, superexpensive, lightningfast uebercomputer to play the latest of the latest games.
    The Pyra is beefy enough to do what I want it to, while it's an open development platform with an open source OS that I can tweak, extend and possibly break a hundred times, without much of anything happening and I can put it in my purse.

    Makes me wonder, acid, if you've ever tried to use a USB CD/DVD player with Android, cause I would love to know how you did it. I kinda doubt Android can even do it. I tried, but the device isn't showing up anywhere.
     
  6. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    It should work, but you will need an OTG USB adapter and an external power supply, so it's not a convenient solution.
     
  7. FBnil

    FBnil Ready to Champion the Pyra to the World...

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    Happy new year, ey? Because this year is the year of the Pyra, we Dutch made a Pyre... we call it VreugdeVuur (HappynessFire). We made it so high, it was 15 meters higher than allowed, and it made fire tornados. The ashes burned down houses and cars. Instead of snow, we had fire-snow-ash. Indeed, the firenation attacked the waternation... a little bit.



    Now, south of the Netherlands, lies Belgium. They had this guy, "Manneken Pis" (wee little-man)... and he's grown up during the progress of developing the Pyra.
    Here is a before and after picture:

    rememberhimMannekePis_small.jpg
    This timelapse pictures are from the benigning... beg.. beginning of the Pyra Project. The right one is from last summer. I'm feeling old.

    Can't wait to test my Pandora Carkit with the Pyra.... watching youtube or gaming while driving... what can go wrong?
    pandora_carkit.jpg


    "Manneken Pis" Photo attribution:
    By Photo: Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0,
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15584255
     
  8. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    All up, I think the PYRA project has been running for 5 and a half years to now.
     
  9. comradekingu

    comradekingu Glowing ember

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    … year of Linux on the handheld.
     
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