Raspberry Pi gets its own super-cheap portable HD display
The Raspberry Pi has been a runaway success since it launched, selling more than a million units in the UK. A range of accessories are already available for it, including cameras, but this looks like one of the best yet.
It’s a high definition display that’s portable, so you can take it with you wherever you go. What makes it stand out is the price: it promises to be the most affordable screen of its kind.
Named the HDMIPi, it’s sailed past its funding goal on Kickstarter, raising an incredible £80,000 in just three days, and with 26 days still to go. It was only hoping to raise £55,000, so it’s a phenomenal achievement, and just goes to show there’s a huge audience for it.
The HDMIPi has a resolution of 1,280×800 pixels, which should be enough for its 9-inch size. There’s no price yet, but the people behind it claim it’ll be much cheaper than the current crop of portable HD screens. These are aimed at professional photographers and video professionals, and sell for way over £100, so expect the HDMIPi to come under that.
The 1,280×800 resolution is the same as the original Nexus 7, but it’s a couple of inches bigger. But this shouldn’t impact image quality too much.
There’s no word on when the HDMIPi will go on sale, but keep an eye on the Kickstarter page for an update.