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Started by Alvajoy123, April 13, 2017, 04:21:36 pm

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Alvajoy123

April 13, 2017, 04:21:36 pm Last Edit: April 13, 2017, 04:22:53 pm by Streetwalrus
look at the Pocketchip :-\


tell what you think about it  :thumbsup:

Page website: https://getchip.com/
The maker of Xenon.

DJ Omnimaga

I was planning to get one last year, but then I heard that the d-pad controls were kinda wonky. I wish they added a proper d-pad or something for easier gameplay.

mazhat

Yeah, I saw this a year ago as well, it's a good idea.
My friend and I just got a Raspberry Pi 3 instead because it only cost him $35CDN for one,
and it's more popular.
Sketti

gameblabla

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on April 13, 2017, 05:16:38 pm
I was planning to get one last year, but then I heard that the d-pad controls were kinda wonky. I wish they added a proper d-pad or something for easier gameplay.

Not only that, i heard that first production builds would stop working after a few weeks. (with no visible damages or anything)
The company behind it refused to refund the customers.
The lack of a proper dpad really kills this product : everyone told me that they were excited for the PocketChip and when they got it,
they ended up being disappointed due to the lack of said dpad.

Hayleia

For some reason I wanted one two years ago when it was only a Kickstarter. Now I don't care anymore. I'd rather have a real PC for computer things and more specific devices for more specific tasks, such as a Game Pie Advance for my handheld retrogaming needs. Yeah, it has no keyboard which is annoying if I want to do C, but let's stop pretending I'd enjoy doing C on any of these tiny screens anyway. I'd only use them for retrogaming, and the GPA is better at that.

Also, there was already a topic about that here https://codewalr.us/index.php?topic=1317.0

TheMachine02

Quote from: gameblabla on April 13, 2017, 08:52:55 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on April 13, 2017, 05:16:38 pm
I was planning to get one last year, but then I heard that the d-pad controls were kinda wonky. I wish they added a proper d-pad or something for easier gameplay.

Not only that, i heard that first production builds would stop working after a few weeks. (with no visible damages or anything)


I guess we can say that the chip is cheap.

* TheMachine02 is already outside

Alvajoy123

There should be a case for it so u don't need to worrie about the pad
The maker of Xenon.

Streetwalrus

Quote from: TheMachine02 on April 14, 2017, 08:32:17 am
I guess we can say that the chip is cheap.

What if I told you that was intended. :P

DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: gameblabla on April 13, 2017, 08:52:55 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on April 13, 2017, 05:16:38 pm
I was planning to get one last year, but then I heard that the d-pad controls were kinda wonky. I wish they added a proper d-pad or something for easier gameplay.

Not only that, i heard that first production builds would stop working after a few weeks. (with no visible damages or anything)
The company behind it refused to refund the customers.
The lack of a proper dpad really kills this product : everyone told me that they were excited for the PocketChip and when they got it,
they ended up being disappointed due to the lack of said dpad.
Darn that's bad D: . To be honest, if I was gonna buy some sort of old-school computer like this I would rather buy a more universal device.

garvalf

It's not the best handheld device and the keyboard sucks (especially when it comes to the "d-pad"), but you can plug a cheap usb snes gamepad in it so it's rather ok.

DJ Omnimaga

But having to hold a gamepad for such small screen must be a bit akward :P

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