Perhaps many of my readers do not remember a time when there was no smartphone, but there individual mobile phones and PDAs, which are often referred to as “handhelds”. Now, through the efforts of some companies, such as Ockel, this class of devices began to show signs of life again.

Ockel Sirius A model should go on sale in May, and until kraudfandingovoy internet site Indiegogo conducted raising funds to run it in production. And leads, I must say, very successfully – the target amount of $ 100,000 has been set up just two days after the publication of the draft, and now the amount of funding a startup has more than 2.5 times the required threshold of


Ockel His development since described as “the most versatile mini PC in the world.” In appearance and layout of Sirius A, running on Windows 10 Home, close to the compact plates, as equipped with its own 6-inch touch screen that displays 1920 × 1080 pixels. But the similarity largely ends, because the “filling” of the gadget is typical of most mini-PCs or nettops than for tablets.

We are talking about chetyrёhdyaernom 1.6-GHz processor Intel Atom x7-8750 (Cherry Trail), LPDDR3-1600 4GB of RAM, 64-GB built-in eMMC storage, as well as a whole a set of connectors that includes USB 3.0, USB Type-C, HDMI, DisplayPort, RJ-45 Ethernet, 3,5-mm audio jack and a microSD card slot (up to 2TB). For wireless communication Ockel Sirius A responsible modules 802.11a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 4.2, and power away from the AC outlet from the battery capacity of 3000 mAh. The device is made in anodized aluminum, whose dimensions are 85 × 150 × 6 mm.

Retail price “PDA” of the new generation after it went on sale in May 2017 will be $ 700, while those who invest in the project before the end of the campaign on Indiegogo, receive discounts of up to 29%.