Well, it’s time to be smart and smart thing. Creoqode’s Lyra is a handheld game console featuring a 5 inch display surrounded by game controllers. The console is bit similar to PS Vita, but it is powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite. Therefore, user will able to play classic console games. Rather is it a full-fledged computer with support for Linux or Android operating systems. It is basically a handheld games console with a twist. Lyra is handheld, retro game and personal computer in one device.
Lyra is a game console, personal computer, and entertainment system at the same time. Simply hook up a monitor keyboard and mouse it turns from portable console to a portable desktop.
Lyra Handheld Gaming Console
Coming to the tech details, Lyra comes with a 5-inch TFT LCD display with an 800×480 resolution. Other than this, it packs a Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit processor. There will be 1GB of LPDDR2 SDRAM coupled with 16GB microSD card which is further expandable up to 512GB.
As far as ports are concerned, there is a microUSB 2.0 port, HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Powering all of this up is a 3,000 mAh LiPo battery. While, the GPIO pads are exposed, allowing you to connect up to 8 sensors or accessories.
Besides that, there are two versions, RTG and DIY. The one is that, which user can make them. It’s like ‘Do it Yourself’ DIY. So, DIY version that comes with all the necessary items along with the instructions and tutorials to set it up. The company claims that it will hardly take 15 minutes to assemble Lyra. On the other hand, if you’re planning to gift Lyra to someone or you just want to jump right into the gaming experience, you may choose the RTG (Ready-To-Go) version.