Just launched on Kickstarter, NextThing’s CHIP is a $9 Linux PC with a 1-GHz R8 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage. It goes a step beyond the $35 Raspberry Pi with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in.
NextThing also touts $49 Pocket CHIP, a handheld device for the CHIP with a470 x 272 pixels 4.3-inch resistive color touch screen a 5-hour. 3,000 mAH battery and integrated keyboard.
CHIP has earned $662,000, more than ten times its initial $50K funding goal.