My first impressions of the Pyra


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Ok, this is bad?
Although if I remember correctly, the Pandora Port was free because Exophase liked the Pandora, but the Android Port was paid..



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pre- pre order #113 still doing
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Not much 3D stuff works yet, I had Mupen64 working in GL mode but it's rather slow...There seems to be an issue with gl4es / 3D at the moment
 

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Thanks for the kind words, it was just out of some weird thoughts that I had the idea to place the „Camera“ over my Shoulder, and use the Watch as a „Searcher“
On the Video, I dint got the Settings right, so the Watch ditnt stay on the Camera App,
Now I set the „Go back to watchface „ to 1 Hour so in the next Videos, I hope that it’s only 2 times to see (Start and Stop Record) ..
I don’t know how the Fokus worked that good, maybe because it’s usually set to the middle, and as the IPhone was fixed, the Middle was always the Pyra..
I don’t make scripts or cutting just because I don’t know how ^^
I don’t like my Voice much, but as I’m aware of the fact, that it’s the only Voice I have, i just think it’s ok ..

But when DS works, I wonder why there aren’t that much newer DBPs yet on the Repo, or is porting not possible as long as too less peaple have Pyra?
Would be cool to show some one screen Emulators ..


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A lot of them do yes. It's probably due to a broken driver which will be eventually fixed over time. I have Mupen / RetroArch / Pnes, Psnes and Pfba ready to go but they all crash on graphics. (Mupen will work with a GL plugin but it's dangerously slow)
 

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Has anyone tried Steam streaming using Box86 yet? Could stream emulators from PC until the acceleration is working.
 

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So firsts impressions are bad.
At the risk of taking the bait, might I suggest that such a simplification is unhelpful?

The first post (and ensuring discussion) clearly cover a mix of strengths and weaknesses. Whether they're cumulatively "bad" or "good" depends on your personal values and expectations.

I'm very glad some of those who've received their Pyras are writing this sort of review because it helps ED iron-out wrinkles in production, and gives potential customers a fair idea of what they're getting.
 

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So firsts impressions are bad.
It’s already pretty much become at least one person’s daily driver, where they’re using it for internet access + to work on documents + play game emulators and the modem is already useable. So even if things aren’t yet quite as sharp as they will be with greater input once more users have their hands on it (as per lots of Linux devices), how is any of that “bad”...?
 

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Hä, i ditnt test my modem yet, because its a bit divicult to take the Batterie Cover from the Pyra, and the "Panzer Case" from my Iphone ^^
But i try to use it every day for Internet..
My Experiences whit the Pyra arend anything but bad, its maybe not "Perfect", and far from a Device for everyone, but im quite happy whit this thing..

But you have to be honest that the Quality of the Case in this State isnt that good, but good enough for me, and better than the Pandora which is also quite usable..

The Hardware is now what it is, and can get improved over time , and the Software will get improved..

Maybe its just because whe are that early, i mean this are the first 50 Pyrae in the wild, there is a lot of space for improvement..
 

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Even the prototype was good enough for most tasks.
The only downside I see is that I had no proper power saving mode.
So my Pyra had to be turned off while my phone was on and waiting to be used all day.
That's why I used the phone for most occasions.
Else the Pyra yould have been the better choice for me
 

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It's a real downer that there's people in this community who are shooting people down after having such a long wait so if you don't have anything constructive to say, don't say it.

The software is still in very early days and will improve as more people get units.

"Hey, if you don't like something don't say it. Only good things are welcome here".

For me, based on the opinions here, it's a no/no. But what's even worst, is all the time this project have taken to deliver an unfinished product.

Very sad how people are so comformist these days but this is what we have on a overprotective society like ours.
 

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From a Perspectiv of someone who only buys big company things, the Pyra is awefull, its much too big for its Power, every Smartphone is faster, its looks like a Pocket PC from the 90thes, it needed too many years to release, the Software is on this stage quite "Unusable",
No Energy save , no proper Scaling of the Window Manager, and its not even Hardware 3D Accelation yet..
Its too expensive whit 760 €..
If i have to speak the truth, maybe i only like the Pyra because the Pandora brought me that many fun, and i got used to its flaws,


You can explain why you find the Pyra bad, constructiv critiq is allways welcome, there is no piece, joy, and pancackes on this boards, and dont need to..
 
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