Category Archives: DragonBox Pyra

Pyra Vs Pandora: A Much Improved Design

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Hey – it’s been a while I did not post any news. There are several reasons for that, but also the lack of motivation in the first place because there was not so much happening that was worth talking about on the Pandora side of things, and a lot of little posts about the Pyra that I did not feel it was necessary to “summarize”. Today, however, we have a new video, and it’s pretty well done and definitely worth sharing.

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Pyra Pre-Orders Have Started

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Last week I met with PtitSeb as I started my holiday back home – during our conversation I was casually asking him what’s been happening with the Pandora lately since I did not really have any time to check news. “Oh, the Pyra pre-orders started”. Wow, already ?  It’s now been more than a week, and here’s a quick update on the whole situation.

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Pyra: Finally, A Nice and Clean Keymat

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For many Pandora users out there, the keymat has always been somewhat of a problem. Some users love it, but many of us find it flawed in different ways: the keys are too hard to press, they reflect too much light, it’s tiring to use over extended period of times… fortunately, the upcoming Pyra is featuring a much improved keymat that should take care of most of the issues that we have faced so far.

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You Can Now Pre-Order a Pyra

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I have been a little busy recently, and I am a little late to report a certain number of news – but the great news that came over during the weekend was that the Dragonbox Pyra pre-orders have now started! Of course, as usual, the actual time to delivery is unknown at this stage, but the hardware is sufficiently close to readiness that ED has enough confidence to kick things off.

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Pyra: Full Prototypes Soon!

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As we are soon jumping in the 4th quarter of 2015, things are getting progressively in place for the Dragonbox Pyra, with full prototypes to be assembled within November. The remaining elements are now being produced: the keymat, following its layout finalization, is now in production and samples of the real thing will be available by Mid-October. Once received we will see how it works hands-on, and if keys are lighted up as expected via the backlights.

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What the Pyra Should Look Like : Renders

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As Evil Dragon (the leader of the Pyra handheld project) mentioned before, the case is more or less finished, and last week there was a final poll as well to decide the layout of the keyboard. While the layout will be tweaked further, those renders are pretty close to what the Pyra is supposed to look like later this year. [ Note, this article was updated again on July 30th with new content. ]

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