PeakDo's handheld streaming console integrates 60 GHz mmWave tech with ultra-low latency
The handheld console market has been getting a bit crowded lately, especially with all the Steam Deck competitors produced in SEA, but it looks like there is still room for experiments when it comes to portable streaming devices. Chinese company PeakDo is planning to introduce a handheld console which can stream games directly from a PC or console rather than via a game streaming service. PeakDo is among the prominent providers of 60 GHz mmWave technology that allows ultra-low latency video streaming between compatible devices over a distance of up to 100 feet, and the company is now crowdfunding its endeavor to integrate this technology with a handheld console.
PeakDo’s new streaming device consists of a 7-inch 1080p display that only features the mmWave receiver and a 8000 mAh battery, without any additional processing power. Users can easily attach controllers to each side and PeakDo even made this system compatible with the detachable controllers from the Nintendo Switch. To provide the lowest latency, the controllers actually pair with the PC or console instead of the display itself.
Speaking of the display, it features 60 Hz refresh rate and 72% NTSC color gamut, but PeakDo may provide a better screen if a certain crowdfund backing threshold is met. Thus, the final version could get a screen with 97% NTSC color gamut, 450 nit brightness, 4 ms response, 3.6 hour battery life and touch capabilities.
There is also a 60 GHz mmWave antenna that needs to be attached to the PC or console via an HDMI adapter. This technology allows for a peak transmission rate of 3.96 Gb/s over 100 feet distances with less than 2.5 ms latency. However, the connection only works flawlessly if there is a line of sight between the receiver and the antenna.
During the crowdfunding campaign, backers can pre-order the handheld streaming device for US$324, and PeakDo is expected to ship the first models by March 2023.