AYA NEO handheld gaming PC crowdfunding launch date and new accessories announced

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In January, the team behind the AMD-based handheld gaming PC, AYA NEO, announced their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and said that it would launch in early February. However, this launch was delayed to an unspecified date until today when the company revealed that their campaign will finally launch on March 6, 2021 at 11 am CST. The Super Early Bird perk, which is limited to 42 units, offers a 500 GB model of the device for $699. Otherwise, 500 GB units will cost $789 while 1 TB models are priced at $869 for the campaign (it is currently not known if more models will be available after the IGG campaign but if that's the case, they are likely to be sold for a higher price). If you want to know the different launch times based on other time zones in order to catch the Super Early Bird discount, take a look at the details provided by the company:

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Unlike the transparent model that was available on the Chinese market, the IGG version of the AYA NEO comes in two colors, the black Dark Star (500 GB & 1 TB) and the white Light Moon (1 TB only).

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In addition to the device itself, the IGG campaign will also enable backers to purchase dedicated accessories for their AYA NEO. There's a $47 dock that features additional ports and microSD and SD slots, a $4.9 tempered glass screen protector, $4.9 joystick caps, $22.9 carry case and a $9.9 grip.

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As is usual with crowdfunding campaigns, caution is advised before deciding to back this device. It's worth noting that the black and white IGG models are only renders and no actual models with such cases have been shared. As for the transparent case models that do exist, YouTuber The Phawx mentioned that his consumer model has a CNC mold (which is used in pre-production models) while other reviewers note that theirs aren't CNC molds. The AYA NEO team has also had several delays in producing and delivering units in China. However, they do seem to eventually catch up, albeit at a slower pace than expected since they are a small team working on an ambitious product, with some even reportedly sleeping in the factory to keep things moving.

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A ton of youtubers have been testing all three of the "switch-inspired" handheld PCs and this one looks to be the best of them. Steep price but if you want a switch-like Steam experience it looks like this one will deliver.
 
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Looks like another Nintendo lawsuit waiting to happen. Idk why these developers use identical hardware from Nintendo.
 

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The opaque casings are looking good. Transparent plastic is brittle as hell, and also starts changing color pretty much immediately.
 
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Another portable device that few will actually buy.

Looks like another Nintendo lawsuit waiting to happen. Idk why these developers use identical hardware from Nintendo.

Identical how? It's AMD-based hardware, not NVIDIA. The device has a completely different aesthetic. Docks for portable devices have been a thing for a long time, and this dock looks completely different and has Ethernet and an extra USB-C. It doesn't look like those controllers are removable. Also, the thing is built for Windows and Linux. Looks more like a giant, overpowered PSP with a dock than it does a Switch in my eyes.
 
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Another portable device that few will actually buy.



Identical how? It's AMD-based hardware, not NVIDIA. The device has a completely different aesthetic. Docks for portable devices have been a thing for a long time, and this dock looks completely different and has Ethernet and an extra USB-C. It doesn't look like those controllers are removable. Also, the thing is built for Windows and Linux.
aside from the bottom buttons that 1st pic looks exactly like my clear shelled switch. Controllers aren't removable.... the switch-lite is a thing
 

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aside from the bottom buttons that 1st pic looks exactly like my clear shelled switch. Controllers aren't removable.... the switch-lite is a thing
>Implying Nintendo came up with it first.

There are literally devices from over a decade ago that were "Tablets with controllers on the each side", it's an extremely common design and Nintendo sure as shit didn't just come up with it on their own. Might as well say "LOL NINTENDO COPIED THE JXD S7100 I HOPE THEY GET SUED BY JXD!" :rolleyes:
 

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>Implying Nintendo came up with it first.

There are literally devices from over a decade ago that were "Tablets with controllers on the each side", it's an extremely common design and Nintendo sure as shit didn't just come up with it on their own. Might as well say "LOL NINTENDO COPIED THE JXD S7100 I HOPE THEY GET SUED BY JXD!" :rolleyes:
You and I both know Nintendo will come up with something to sue. They won a case toward some company that made their controllers similar to a joycon design. If you have shit ton of money you can trademark designs just as a simple logo:yaywii:
 

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It looks appealing, but IDK. GPD's handheld gaming PC's have been plagued with poor build quality problems if you look on r/gpdwin.

Is there any way to know that these won't be the same for sure?
 
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