The PocketC.H.I.P. is basically the one gadget I wished I had when I was 12. There’s so much to love about everything that constitutes the PocketC.H.I.P. from its bare, exposed design highly reminiscent of Teenage Engineering’s Pocket Operator synths, to the small hexagonal hole in the bottom left corner that allows you to slide pencils on and make the PocketC.H.I.P. stand upright. It isn’t just the outer aesthetic that appeals to the senses, it’s also the fact that the PocketC.H.I.P. is a completely consolidated and capable P.C. that can literally fit in your pocket or hang from your neck.
“The PocketCHIP is like a 2007 pocket PC from an alternate timeline where the iPhone never existed.” says Paul Miller of The Verge, and he’s right. The tiny device runs Linux and comes with a full tactile Qwerty keyboard and even a touch-sensitive screen. In every sense of the term, it’s a device that’s the complete opposite of the iPhone. Meant for people who love to tinker with hardware and software, the PocketC.H.I.P. (yes it’s a pain typing the name) comes with no restrictions or boundaries. It can be used for anything from coding, to gaming (using PICO-8’s inbuilt games or playing games like DOOM or Minecraft). You can even use it as a regular computer, connecting peripherals to it via USB… and most importantly, it comes with a headphone jack!
Designer: Next Thing Co.