About this project
The most complete Windows 10 PC that fits into your pocket
We’re excited to introduce the Ockel Sirius B and the Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry: Windows 10 PC’s as powerful as a desktop and as portable and light as a smartphone.
6 reasons to support this campaign
- Because our pocket PC’s are powered by the world’s number one operating system: Windows 10 (but versions without operating system are also available).
- Because each device is the size of a smartphone and weighs less than an apple.
- Because our pocket PC’s have an eye-catching design.
- Because we equipped the devices with Intel technology, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wifi, 2 USB ports, a micro SD card slot, audio and microphone connection and Flash storage.
- Because our pocket PC’s are 100% silent due to their fan-free design.
- Because you won't have to wait long for your Ockel Sirius B or Black Cherry to arrive if we reach our funding goal. The (white) Ockel Sirius B is already in stock and we’re almost ready for the production of the Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry.
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Why we started this Kickstarter campaign
In November 2015, we launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for our Pocket PC. Within 24 hours our funding goal was reached and so far we raised more than 410.000 euros / 450.000 dollars.
These funds have been used for the first production run and the development of the Black Cherry version of our pocket PC. We hope to raise at least another 45.000 euros here on Kickstarter. With your support we will be able to further finance the development, production and marketing of our pocket PC’s.
A closer look at our pocket PC's
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but at Ockel we are passionate about good design so we want our products to look stunning. That’s why our pocket PC’s have an attractive white or black housing with aluminium edges.
Our pocket PC’s easily fit into your pocket or bag. With a size close to the latest Apple and Samsung smartphones you hardly realize you’re carrying a complete computer with you. You can use the Ockel Sirius B and the Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry wherever you want. Just connect an HDMI screen, the power adapter and optionally a mouse and/or keyboard and you are ready to go!
Light as an... apple
We know that no one likes to carry around heavy stuff. That’s why the Ockel Sirius B weighs only 120 grams (or 4.23 ounces) and the Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry 153 grams (or 5.40 ounces). This is less than the iPhone 6 Plus!
Our pocket PC’s are equipped with two USB ports, an HDMI port, a Micro SD-card slot and a 3.5mm audio and microphone jack. That means you can connect a keyboard, mouse, speaker or any other external device within the blink of an eye.
The USB ports of the Ockel Sirius B are both USB 2.0. The Black Cherry version includes one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port, enabling you to transfer data up to 10 times faster.
No strings attached
Do you prefer to enjoy our pocket PC without any cables? No problem, the Wifi and Bluetooth chips will do the job. With the powerful Bluetooth 4.0 chip you are able to connect any Bluetooth device and fast Wifi takes care of everything else. Surf the web or watch an online video without any frustration. It’s time to say goodbye to video buffering on Netflix or Youtube!
The Sirius B is equipped with a Wifi a/b/g/n chip. Those of you looking for even faster Wifi can get their hands on the Sirius B Black Cherry, which includes an ultrafast Wifi AC chip.
When space is what you need
Need more space? We’ve got you covered. Extend the built-in flash storage with a Micro SD-card, or connect your own HDD using one of the two USB-ports.
The Sirius B and the Sirius B Black Cherry have an easy to reach Micro SD-card slot, which supports Micro SD-cards up to 128GB. That’s the equivalent of 42500+ songs, 64000 images or 985 minutes of video!* For your convenience we’ve added rewards that include a 64GB Micro SD-card.
*(Average file size: 3mb for a song; 2mb for an image; 130mb 1 minute of HD-video recording)
Millions of applications. At your fingertips!
Whether it’s Netflix, Twitter, Flipboard or Dropbox: our pocket PC’s handle it all. The millions of applications at the Windows 10 Appstore will give you the control (or fun) you are looking for.
The Sirius B and Sirius B Black Cherry run on Windows 10 Home. We offer you rewards for both our Pocket PC’s with the popular Microsoft operating system pre-installed. Would you prefer to do the job yourself? Get one of our 'NO OS’ (No operating system) rewards for a lower price, so you can install the operating system of your preference.
We designed our pocket PC’s in such a way that ventilation fans are no longer required. This unique feature combined with flash storage means you can enjoy working in silence and benefit from ultra-low power consumption.
One of the challenges we faced when developing the Black Cherry version of our pocket PC was the design of a complete new passive heat sink. As the Black Cherry has more powerful hardware components, the device also generates more heat. A regular passive heat sink isn’t able to cool this extra heat. As Ockel brand is built around everything that can be found in space – our brand name itself refers to the last name of famous Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels – we decided to create an eye-catching heat sink with the pattern of the Canis Major star constellation. This is the star constellation where the Sirius B star can be found, the most well-known white dwarf star in our universe.
Plug & Play
Enjoy your content on any HDMI screen in three easy steps.
Step 1: Connect the Ockel Pocket PC to an HDMI cable and connect the cable to a screen.
Step 2: Connect the power cable to the Ockel Pocket PC and to a power outlet.
Step 3: Start working or playing.
Intel’s Rocket Science
Intel engines power our Pocket PC’s. The Sirius B is equipped with an Intel Atom Z3735F processor. The more powerful Sirius B Black Cherry includes an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor.
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Small, but great for everyone
We believe our pocket PC’s are great for many people. Freelancers, keynote speakers, students, business owners, teachers travelers and Netflix lovers, they fit basically everyone.
We understand everyone is different. That's why we try to be as flexible as possible. We offer rewards with the operating system Windows 10 pre-installed, but also without for those who prefer to install Windows 10 or a different operating system themselves. Please note that the Sirius B (white) only supports a 32BIT OS. The Sirius B Black Cherry also supports 64BIT OS. Please take into account that if you choose a reward without an operating system and you choose to install for example Linux, support will be limited. As Linux is an open source operating system, support will be limited to the drivers provided by the Linux community. Anyone who needs some extra storage space is invited to choose a perk with a 64GB Micro SD-card.
Please note: The reward amounts are based on the currency rate of 21-07-2016. Your final contribution may slightly differ from the initial pledged amount because of currency fluctuations.
We’re Ockel, it's great to meet you!
You can’t accomplish the best results on your own. That’s why our team is made up of a bunch of technology addicts, geeks, marketeers and design wizards. With a combined experience of about 60 years in the gadget, computer and industrial sectors, we’re more than ready to make a success of Ockel and our pocket PC's
Why we started Ockel
The trend that everything is or should be portable, the fact that everyone is connected 24/7 and the tremendous amount of media we consume motivated us to create Ockel. We are a team of Dutch technology addicts all working at Avanca. Avanca was founded in 2008 in the living room of our project member Tim in a small Dutch town called Voorburg and is now the fastest growing hardware company in the EMEA-region.
Being part of Avanca gives us many advantages. We gained the experience and skills needed to launch Ockel and have access to many of the essential resources such as a warehouse, customer service and a network of top engineers and suppliers, but at the same time have a great amount of freedom and flexibility to innovate. We are passionate about building bridges between innovations and consumers and that’s why we launched this project on Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
As with any hardware project, there are some risks and challenges. We've done our best in minimizing the risks for our backers.
All our prototypes are finished and tested extensively. The Ockel Sirius B is completely finished and in stock. The Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry is almost ready for the first production run.
The Ockel team has a combined experience of 60 years in the manufacturing world, and we are confident that we can meet the timelines mentioned in our project. However, unexpected delays can occur due to manufacturing issues, component shortages, and possibly more. We'll do our best to be as transparent as possible and keep you informed about any issues as they may arise.
We have also set up a support section on our website. Please visit: www.ockelproducts.com/support for drivers, downloads, solutions and more.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The Sirius B is capable of running any 32bit version of Windows 8.1 or higher. The Sirius B Black Cherry can also run 64bit versions. Please note that Windows 7 is not a supported OS for the Sirius B and the Sirius B Black Cherry.
The Sirius B is capable of running 32bit versions of Windows. 64bit systems are not supported and bootable USB Flash Drives with a 64bit version of Windows will therefore not show up in the bootmenu. The Sirius B Black Cherry is capable of running 64bit OS systems.
No. The Micro SD card slot is perfect for extending your memory. (SD cards up to 128GB's) And when 128GB isn’t enough, you have two USB ports to hook up an USB stick or USB external hard drive.
We've performed some tests regarding the maximum supported Micro SD storage.
In our case we've tested the Sirius B Black Cherry with a Sandisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD Card. Our 200GB Micro SD card did not successfully pass our tests. Obviously there are more 200GB Micro SD cards available and we haven't tested them all. That's why in theory it could be possible that some 200GB Micro SD cards work with the Micro SD card reader installed in the Black Cherry, but we cannot guarantee this at this stage.
Both the Sirius B and the Sirius B Black Cherry support Micro SD cards up to 128GB.
The performance of the Sirius B is excellent for normal day to day use. That means you can browse, email, edit documents, stream your favorite media and many other day to day tasks without any problem. We don’t like selling something as different from what it really is, so that’s why we tell you not to expect to play heavy 3D games with the Ockel Sirius B.
The Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry has 1 HDMI-port, but you can add an additional screen using the USB-port, if you have a USB-monitor. Please note that this monitor would need to have its own power supply. You could also use an HDMI-splitter, but in that case you'll get the same view twice.
Another great option would be to use either the Dual Display app (for iOS) or the Splashtop Wired XDisplay (for Android) so you can turn your smartphone or tablet into a second screen. At http://www.ockelproducts.com/blog/ you can find instructions how to do this.
You're loving this product as much as we do if you'd like to order more than one Sirius B!
You may increase your pledge with the amount equal to any other reward available.
This means you can increase your pledge in order to receive as many Ockel devices as you wish.
You initially pledged for a Black Cherry with OS + shipping costs, worth €317 + €9
If you’d like to receive another Black Cherry with OS, you can simply add an additional €317 + €9 to your current pledge.
You initially pledged for a Black Cherry without OS + shipping costs, worth €235 + €9
If you’d like to receive a (white) Sirius B with OS, you simply add an additional €171 + €9 to your current pledge.
You may combine every award available with your initial pledge. Please note that it is necessary to include the €9.00 for every Ockel device you order to cover the shipment costs.
Yes, we have set-up a support section on our website. Please visit: www.ockelproducts.com/support for drivers, downloads, solutions and more.
Please visit: www.ockelproducts.com/support for the Linux Ubuntu installation guide and related files.
Every Sirius B comes with an HDMI cable, power cable and an AC-adapter compatible with the power outlets in your country (depending on shipping address) or a universal power adapter if you chose the Sirius B Black Cherry
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