This Raspberry Pi handheld wants to be every gadget in the world

Someone crammed a Raspberry Pi, a ton of sensors and a touchscreen into a case the size of a credit card

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Okay, maybe a Raspberry Pi-powered Indigogo project is overselling itself with the word “supercomputer,” but you have to admit that the design is compelling — the little device has three microUSB ports, micoHDMI-out, MicroSD expansion, two joysticks and a handful of touch surfaces that can be configured as needed. Poco’s team is billing the handheld media device as sort of an every-gadget. According to the crowdfunding page it can be used as an action camera, a gaming console, a hi-res music player, a fitness tracker, a phone and more.  Technically, Poco’s makers aren’t wrong: as an open-sourced device with a ton of sensors, it has a lot of potential, assuming you’re willing to put in some effort. Poco’s designers are at least trying to make it easy, and say the portable media device will come with a creative instruction manual to help users tune the device to their needs. That said, the Poco isn’t necessarily cheap — or available — the device’s Indiegogo campaign is seeking to raise $300,000 to finish development, and backers will need to shell out at least $380 to get an early unit. 

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