Handhelds are great for comfortable gaming on-the-go and in bed. Well, you know, unlike smartphones, these have physical gaming controls.
A new cartridge-based handheld!
If you love games running on Windows PCs, you need to get one of these little handhelds.
The DragonBox Pyra - successor of the OpenPandora
The Pyra is the vastly improved successor of the OpenPandora.
A way faster CPU, 5"-HD Screen, backlit keyboard.
The Pyra revolutionises mobile computing by being the first genuinely upgradable pocketable system.
The CPU and display PCBs are socketed!
This means there is no need to buy a new device every few years - you can simply update it with a new CPU board or improved display when it becomes available. This makes the Pyra a lot cheaper for those who play the long game and also takes care of the environment!
This is the official preorder of the DragonBox Pyra.
Please read carefully before placing your preorder!
* The payment for the preorder is a DOWNPAYMENT! The final payment will NOT be necessary before the device is ready to be shipped. If you'd like to pay more upfront, please add a shop voucher to your order which you can then use when the final payment is needed. The downpayment as well as the vouchers are WITHOUT VAT.
* We cannot say for sure when the delivery will happen. In case any issues occur, we rather fix them than rush things out. We think we'll be able to deliver the Pyra sometime this year though!
* Be aware that there is ALWAYS a certain risk with such crowdfunding / preorder projects. We already have working prototypes, so it's unlikely the project will fail especially as we already have enough preorders to ensure that production will go ahead. The risk shouldn't be too high, but I just wanted to point that out.
*I want to personally thank you for your support with your preorder. I and the team have invested A LOT of time into the Pyra. Your support will help us to bring the Pyra to life!
Versions and final prices of the Pyra:
ALL versions have the same technical specs like CPU, LCD, storage, WLAN, etc. You can check the specs at the product page and on the official Pyra website.
The Mobile Edition adds mobile internet (3G/4G), GPS as well as additional sensors (Altometer, Hygrometer, Barometer, Compass).
There are two versions of the Pyra Mobile edition, one supporting the EU (and mostly worldwide) frequencies.
* Pyra Standard Edition, 2GB RAM: 500 EUR without VAT (=595 EUR incl. VAT)
* Pyra Standard Edition, 4GB RAM: 529,41 EUR without VAT (=630 EUR incl. VAT)
* Pyra Mobile Edition, 2GB RAM: 600 EUR without VAT (=714 EUR incl. VAT)
* Pyra Mobile Edition, 4GB RAM: 626,05 EUR without VAT (=745 EUR incl. VAT)
The supported frequencies of the EU version are:
GPRS/EDGE: 1800/850 MHz
WCDMA: 2100/1800/900 MHz
LTE: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
The supported frequencies of the US version are:
GPRS/EDGE: 1800/850 MHz
WCDMA: 1900/850/AWS MHz
LTE: 1900/700(B17)/2100(AWS)/850 MHz
To find out which frequencies are being used in your country, please take a look at this website or ask your service provider.
If you live within the EU, you have to pay the prices including VAT.
If you live outside the EU, you pay the prices without VAT, however, depending on the country you live in, you might be charged some import tax.
Note: Price is without shipping costs. You can find the shipping costs on our shipping information page.
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