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piPocket: Compact, universal computer system based on the Raspberry Pi with HDMI and USB-C

piPocket: PC system with HDMI connection
piPocket: PC system with HDMI connection
Based on the Raspberry Pi, the piPocket is a particularly compact computer system with extensive features and numerous application possibilities.

The piPocket is a new, compact computer system in the form of an HDMI stick that can be connected to a monitor like a Fire TV stick. This form factor allows the PC to be taken along as a whole, which can then be used as an independent system on any display.

Technically, the piPocket is based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, which has a Broadcom BCM2711 SoC with four Cortex A72 computing cores. The Compute Module 4 itself has up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 3200 RAM and up to 32 GB of large eMMC storage. Network connectivity is possible via WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and thus via the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

The connection to a screen is usually via HDMI, but is also possible via USB-C. This connection has the advantage that the piPocket can be supplied with power via compatible devices. An infrared receiver is also installed into the piPocket, so the model can be conveniently controlled via remote control.

The model's memory can be expanded via microSD card, which, as usual, can also store the operating system. Two USB 2.0 ports are on board, so input devices can be connected wirelessely.

As part of the Kickstarter campaign, the model is currently being offered to supporters at a starting price of just under US$50, plus shipping costs. Delivery is scheduled for February 2024; the usual financial risks for crowdfunding campaigns apply. 


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Silvio Werner, 2023-10-31 (Update: 2023-10-31)