What will you use your Pyra for?


tarator

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I will definitely use the Pyra for photography in generell and especially for astrophotography.

While travelling it will be great to copy pictures from my DSLR on to the Pyra, sort them out, and upload them to an online gallery or blog. This was cumbersome using a smartphone or tablet.

Regarding astrophotography, I can use the Pyra for making long-time-exposed pictures. Also for telescope guidance the Pyra will come in handy.

Getting more and more excited :)
 

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I will definitely use the Pyra for photography in generell and especially for astrophotography.

While travelling it will be great to copy pictures from my DSLR on to the Pyra, sort them out, and upload them to an online gallery or blog. This was cumbersome using a smartphone or tablet.

Regarding astrophotography, I can use the Pyra for making long-time-exposed pictures. Also for telescope guidance the Pyra will come in handy.

Getting more and more excited :)

Cool be sure to post some pictures when you've got your pandora :)
 

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I will definitely use the Pyra for photography in generell and especially for astrophotography.

While travelling it will be great to copy pictures from my DSLR on to the Pyra, sort them out, and upload them to an online gallery or blog. This was cumbersome using a smartphone or tablet.

Regarding astrophotography, I can use the Pyra for making long-time-exposed pictures. Also for telescope guidance the Pyra will come in handy.

Getting more and more excited :)

Having just acquired a Nexstar 8SE, I was just considering this very thing for the Pandora. I've found several pieces of linux software that look up to the job; the only thing that looks like it might pose a problem is having a driver for whatever camera is being used. If it works, it would be a fantastic alternative to using a laptop -- pocket-sized computer with desktop functionality and a massive battery. The boost of computing power the Pyra brings will make this even better. Exciting times indeed.
 

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Games, emulators and the likes. Probably a ton of general things and hopefully be able to replace my phone, since I red that it would be possible once the software for it gets released.
Would love to be able to hook a launchpad to it and muck around with some beats or do anything related to music production but that's something for later.

Pyra had me at the 'games and linux' part along with the keyboard and nubs and the rest. Not having to use a touchscreen keyboard is a dream come true since I tend to find the tactile feedback very unsatisfying (And having to wipe the screen).
So I'm hoping to eventually turn it into a mini-computer/phone/music device thingy, but there's a lot of things to be discovered but it'll be a blast.
 

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There are so many things I want to do with a Pyra, I can't even write them all down and I'm sure my focus will change after about half a year having the device. So just a few things:

- learn Bash and make some scripts for home automation
- replace my phone (hopefully)
- use it as my main computer when I'm in another city
- do some small work without starting my power-hungry tower PC or when I'm not at home
- listen to music, mainly .flac files, without a worry about memory
- watch movies when I'm on a train for a few hours
- generally learn more about Linux
- play video games (duh!)
 

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In combination with my USB audio interface I may use it as an extremely mobile recording studio and will probably make some recordings of our session in higher quality than I got with my crappy Sansa Clip.
 

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I plan on using mine for work so I don't have to always have a proper laptop with me when I am on call. I will also probably play games on it and do some minor scripting/programming work
 

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I plan to use mine as a new general purpose machine. I prefer desktops as laptops aren't good for that, but they are never really comfortable to bring along either. So having a machine I can plug into a screen and use an usb keyboard and mouse for home use and then just put it in my pocket when I leave is truly ideal. So I will mostly play videos and music, surf the web, play games and store my files on it. I will use my other computers for backup, converting files and play the few odd games.
 

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When I used to have a Pandora it went everywhere with me, the wife was even a little jealous ...

primarily coding on the go was the thing for me, even sat next to a desktop where I could have cross developed, for me coding on the actual device was just - well - so much more rewarding.

Of course retro games is a real must - I'll be interested to see the extra boost the Pyra's hardware gives to emulation - which from memory wasn't too shabby on the ol' pandora...

Then there is productivity, I managed to get the RTC alarm to wake my pandora and cobbled together a fairly reasonable agenda environment, without doubt I'd rather have a desktop environment than android for agenda tasks...

Then there is Libre Office on a larger resolution that should make for an even easier office environment, and thunderbird linked to your imap server... well that's just convenience personified as you jump from pc to handheld and back!

So for me it will be coding fun on the fly, brain extension, retro game station, and not to mention potential office anywhere...

how about you?
 

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When I used to have a Pandora it went everywhere with me, the wife was even a little jealous ...


The wife is already jealous, although the man doesn't have his Pyra yet.
It's going to be a haaaaard time, once it's arrived.. :)
 

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I want to take it on my bike tour, I want to dump my SD cards for my camera and my action cams on to a HD or SSD. Doing this is very difficult, tried looking into tablets and my phone but a no go(iOS and Android are not full operating systems!!!), a PC can do it but I want to keep the weight down. There are enclosures that have SD slots on them but they are proprietary, slow, and weigh just as much as the Pyra and I want to have at least two identical drives to prevent data loss, so there would be no point in them.

I also will type on it, daily journal/blog, and if I can find out how to use it as a GPS device I will, but don't want it exposed to the weather.
 

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I want to take it on my bike tour, I want to dump my SD cards for my camera and my action cams on to a HD or SSD. Doing this is very difficult, tried looking into tablets and my phone but a no go(iOS and Android are not full operating systems!!!), a PC can do it but I want to keep the weight down. There are enclosures that have SD slots on them but they are proprietary, slow, and weigh just as much as the Pyra and I want to have at least two identical drives to prevent data loss, so there would be no point in them.

I also will type on it, daily journal/blog, and if I can find out how to use it as a GPS device I will, but don't want it exposed to the weather.
I would recommend a cheap and light waterproof phone in addition to your Pyra. Very useful for looking at the map while riding and quick access to a camera when passing by something interesting.
You can still have mapping software on your Pyra for proper breaks.
If, like me, you rely only on digital maps it's better to have 2 devices anyway for redundancy.
 

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I would recommend a cheap and light waterproof phone in addition to your Pyra. Very useful for looking at the map while riding and quick access to a camera when passing by something interesting.
You can still have mapping software on your Pyra for proper breaks.
If, like me, you rely only on digital maps it's better to have 2 devices anyway for redundancy.
I have both my old S4 in a water tight case, makes the screen kinda useless, and my old S5. So I guess I have 3 devices! Well, provided my Pyra makes it to me before I leave. If it doesn't I'll tell ED to hold off on shipping it until I get to a country with cheap import tax and somewhere I can stay for a week and have him ship it to me there. I'm taking both phones in case one get swiped.
 

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I have both my old S4 in a water tight case, makes the screen kinda useless, and my old S5. So I guess I have 3 devices! Well, provided my Pyra makes it to me before I leave. If it doesn't I'll tell ED to hold off on shipping it until I get to a country with cheap import tax and somewhere I can stay for a week and have him ship it to me there. I'm taking both phones in case one get swiped.

I have a waterproof case for my Galaxy Note 3. I can use the buttons and touchscreen through it. It has two settings, float (hard to use though) and no float (slips in pocket with case on - easy to use through). To top it off they're so cheap I grab a new one every time I think it will be needed.
No impact protection, but it keeps the fish out.

Unfortunately I'll likely have to find a different alternative for the Pyra.
 
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