You can now pre-order DragonBox Pyra!

Yes, the news is that it is already possible to pre-order the DragonBox Pyra, however, some would be interested to know more, What is DragonBox Pyra?

Pyra-Main Pyra is a project from a couple of years ago that consisted of create a handheld computer based on free software in its entirety. You may find the idea of ​​"a handheld computer" curious, when smartphones are already known under that definition for many reasons. However, being strict, this is not exactly the case, because even though a smartphone can have the same functions as a computer, these are executed in an interface or specialized environment for each computer, which differs from the freedom that one has in a computer. computer. The truth is that it is a concept that has taken many paths. And if so, the best way to define DragonBox Pyra will be like: a desktop computer, but handheld. 


The project was introduced a couple of years ago where it became known as the improved successor to OpenPandora, a handheld computer launched in 2010, from whom it takes its most relevant characteristics, in fact, a large part of the developers of the old Pandora, are those who are in charge of this new project.

DragonBox is not only presented as a handheld, but also as a video game console, whose technical characteristics promise to easily cover the needs of both users.

Technical Specifications

It has a powerful 1.5 GHz DualCore ARM CPU In addition, DragonBox is modular, its CPU is connected to the equipment, which allows it to be replaced in the event of possible updates in the future.

Pyra is integrated with 32Gb of internal storage that are complemented with 2Gb of Ram. You have the operating system installed Debian / Linux, with all the characteristics of a desktop computer, ensuring the entire open source system. It includes one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port, as well as two SDXC and one MicroSDXC ports.


Screen and sensors.

At a graphic level, Pyra has a screen 5 »720p LCD, it has a type D (micro) HDMI port. Various sensors are included as a game console, such as accelerometer and gyroscope. The screen is tactile, resistive type, that although it does not have the same precision of a capacitive screen, the use of a stylus could largely solve this situation. On the other hand, it is possible that for the uses of the touch screen, this issue was not relevant.

Pyra-Battery As expected, and necessary, it has Wifi 2.4GHz / 5GHz, Bluetooth 4.1, and navigation modules are included LTE y GPS optional.

At the power level, it has a long-life removable battery (6000mAh).

Portability and control

It has physical QWERTY keyboard, to use as a computer, although the layout of the keys is optimized to reach anyone with the thumbs. Besides DragonBox Pyra, it is equipped with a D-pad, 2 analog wheels, 6 game buttons y 4 side buttons, as a portable console.


Its size can be said to be somewhere between a laptop and a handheld computer. Pyra is from 13.9 x 8.7 x 3.2 cm, which will allow you to have a powerful computer comfortably in your pocket.

With all this, we can return to the initial topic, and that is that DragonBox Pyra can already be preordered from its official website, where you will find all the information on dates and prices. As promised, since May 1, it is available for all those who want to try this great project that, as you can see, can have great potential.


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  1.   cartridges and supplies said

    The project looks promising, and I think it will be of great use to society itself. so many exclusive things turning…. I hope it grows and has a good reception.

  2.   eliotime3000 said

    Very good project, although I would have liked it to have a webcam to be able to broadcast the photos instantly like the NDSi.

  3.   Raul said

    Well, the idea is good, but a Rpi + an old controller + arduino + mini keyboard + battery + case sent to be printed in 3D = maybe similar, but much more entertaining.

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  5.   Carlos said

    I like how to install the retroarch: p