1. 9,295

    62
    Front-page
    aya.JPG
    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:

    time zones.JPG

    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).

    aya neo models.JPG
    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.

    aya dock.JPG
    aya grips.JPG aya tempered glass.JPG aya caps.JPG aya case.JPG

    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.

    :arrow: SOURCE
     
  2. Discussion (62 replies)

  3. Prans

    OP Prans Geek, gamer, human
    Senior Editor

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,855
  4. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Dick, With Balls
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    13,962
    Country:
    United States
    Pfft, whatever, I bought a 3080 AND a PS5 launch week all by myself so this will be easy sauce ;O;
     
  5. Anon_Cypher_

    Anon_Cypher_ GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2020
    Messages:
    112
    Country:
    Lebanon
    Lucky you.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  6. Flame

    Flame Me > You
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    5,689
    this is nice.... but something is just off about it.
     
  7. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    Messages:
    1,886
    Country:
    United States
    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.
     
    lordelan likes this.
  8. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2,215
    Country:
    United States
    Looks like another Nintendo lawsuit waiting to happen. Idk why these developers use identical hardware from Nintendo.
     
  9. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    9,888
    Country:
    Croatia
    The opaque casings are looking good. Transparent plastic is brittle as hell, and also starts changing color pretty much immediately.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  10. MikaDubbz

    MikaDubbz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,702
    Country:
    United States
    I really do like how that clear one looks. I don't understand why the clear and translucent color devices that we saw with GBC, GBA, N64 and those old Macs went out of style. I still love that look.
     
    Scott_pilgrim and wicksand420 like this.
  11. mathew77

    mathew77 Lovin' life.
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2019
    Messages:
    637
    Country:
    Kazakhstan
    Nice one, but I prefer full-size gaming laptop for a (semi-) portable 'nouveau' PC gaming.

    PS: ..actually prefer PC retrogaming.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  12. Deleted User

    Deleted User Newbie

    This could be the next Smach Z, jajajaja. Not even with your wallet.
     
    putamierda likes this.
  13. Delerious

    Delerious GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2018
    Messages:
    319
    Country:
    United States
    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. Looks more like a giant, overpowered PSP with a dock than it does a Switch in my eyes.
     
    Last edited by Delerious, Mar 5, 2021
    Scott_pilgrim and Rahkeesh like this.
  14. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2,215
    Country:
    United States
    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
     
  15. Delerious

    Delerious GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2018
    Messages:
    319
    Country:
    United States
    Ah, I see it now.
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  16. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Dick, With Balls
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    13,962
    Country:
    United States
    >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:
     
  17. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2,215
    Country:
    United States
    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:
     
  18. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,666
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I simply 'must' resist
     
  19. Obveron

    Obveron GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    462
    Country:
    Canada
    I would have put the headphone port on the bottom. With it on the top the cord will be in the way.
     
  20. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner Crazy Cool Cyclops
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    2,568
    Country:
    United States
    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?
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
  21. wownmnpare

    wownmnpare GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    512
    Country:
    United States
    Think ill buy this in my dream
     
    Scott_pilgrim likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - crowdfunding, accessories, announced