The "Pocket PC" I've had in my attic for 13 years

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  • This is a whole type of device I never knew existed

    Josh StarkeyJosh StarkeyGün önce
  • Can I call 📞 that thing

    Venktesh PsharmaVenktesh Psharma3 gün önce
  • How about a honest palmtop pc running on 2AA batteries and running DOS by HP? My 200LX still works great, even if I have to stop and think in DOS John

    John CreaJohn Crea5 gün önce
  • Scammer XD

    Aleksandras FedotovasAleksandras Fedotovas6 gün önce
  • Ohhhh so many quirks in this video

    Ezwan RohmanEzwan Rohman6 gün önce
  • Yes...I saw lots of iPaqs, Palm and Sony Clies being used when I was in pharmacy school as well back in the day...this really brings back memories of me and my Palm Zire 71 circa 2003.

    Bob LeungBob Leung7 gün önce
  • This reminds me of the old day of the internet where I have to download mp3 for 20 mins straight.

    Raymond LoRaymond Lo9 gün önce
  • Had an HP pavillion slimline that ran windows vista i think, it had a dock specifically for the one that came with it. I was 6.

    SamusSamus9 gün önce
  • I knew he was gonna say Bubble Breaker the second he mentioned games

    Kevin VelazquezKevin Velazquez9 gün önce
  • you are an actual nerd, arent you?

    Jonniman007Jonniman00710 gün önce

    m1nt_m1nt_10 gün önce
  • lol

    SamSam11 gün önce
  • I had t-mobile pocket pc

    Tejas AgrawalTejas Agrawal11 gün önce
  • I mean, it didn't have a full-fledged operating system or anything, but for media the Creative Zen Vision W (released same year) was absolutely leagues ahead of this thing with a decent looking 16:9 screen of about 5" and a 30GB hard drive. It also cost a hell of a lot less than this thing. It had CF slot, speaker, headphone jack, and even composite AV out too so you could hook it up to any TV. Why you wouldn't get that instead of this pocket PC for media is beyond me. Until good smart phones because a thing, I used the crap out of that Zen. I think you could watch video for a good 12 hours on it, great for travelling, commuting.

    The PhilosopherThe Philosopher11 gün önce
  • Can't see shit

    Kiah C. WestKiah C. West12 gün önce
  • So uh, can I get a dbrand skin for one of em bad boys?

    OpernakistOpernakist12 gün önce
  • 13 year old pocket assistant gets him more excited then the modern tech that he has exclusive access too that most people would kill for

    AliasAlias12 gün önce
  • Um. Can you not promote ring anymore? I'm surveiled plenty already thanks.

    AmountStaxAmountStax12 gün önce
  • You might be a Nerd, that a type of person that would not do an apology for the STUPID VIDEO THAT HE, AND Brandon's did a video regarding insulting photographers for using a FujiFilm professional camera in a insulting joking way, screw your PADD, and Brandon's cell phone. I will still be hounding you until you give in.

    Alex CarrilloAlex Carrillo12 gün önce
  • The Files app on iPad is the same as the Files app in iPhone!

    matthaus woolardmatthaus woolard13 gün önce
  • Bubble breaker was literally the first game I’ve ever played and I’m not even old

    TheCosmicHawkTheCosmicHawk13 gün önce
  • Pocket pc is very close to pocket pussy

    juicedup14juicedup1413 gün önce
  • "It's no secret I've always been a bit of a nerd" Linus (a really big nerd)

    Jacky FanJacky Fan13 gün önce
  • my wifi has 1ghz cpu

    jacob 626jacob 62613 gün önce
  • Omg flashbacks to my HTC Fuze days 🤦🏾‍♂️

    Sir WinstonSir Winston13 gün önce
  • 5:35 Since when was windows button at bottom right?

    Ravi KumarRavi Kumar13 gün önce
  • I had a pda with windows mobile 6.5 and was able to play StarCraft broadwar on it with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard

    Jemilo IIJemilo II13 gün önce
  • sweet device

    Static0ZStatic0Z13 gün önce
  • Remember when HP tried making a mobile phone-cum-computer back in 2016?

    Borsalino KizaruBorsalino Kizaru13 gün önce
  • Ah the good old days when gadgets were tools to get you through the day instead of distracting from the meaningless Ness of existence

    mamamia88mamamia8813 gün önce
  • Bubble fucking breaker. I've been trying to remember this name for years and suddenly linus drops it outta nowhere as it was nothing, holy crap.

    whatthereqwhatthereq13 gün önce
  • It had touch ID

    EMMNUEL JEMMNUEL J13 gün önce
  • they had university back then?

    SpinkeySpinkey13 gün önce
  • Back when Windows mobile OS was cool.

    Hasanur RashidHasanur Rashid13 gün önce
  • What company in their right mind would keep changing their own proprietary connectors? 😲

    Artie VanDelayoArtie VanDelayo13 gün önce
    • @Fernando Dember Laguna I remember Sony used to be the *worst* Different connectors even from other Sony products! I dunno if it's still the same now, but their products always crapped out after 1 year too. Now it's Apple 🍏with diff connectors, I guess.

      Artie VanDelayoArtie VanDelayo17 saatler önce
    • It was like that, Sony, Samsung, HP everyone has their own standards, it was a nightmare, sharing chargers was not even possible.

      Fernando Dember LagunaFernando Dember LagunaGün önce
  • For what it is it's ahead of it's time I'm just surprised that Microsoft didn't jump on it harder

    Serj StarSerj Star13 gün önce
  • Uh bro we played bejewelled on an old gateway I think its older

    Robert WoffordRobert Wofford13 gün önce
  • Windows Mobile was the shit!!! I had Nextel Motorola i930. Huge flip phone running WM with the walkie talkie function. Then I moved to a UTStarcomm PPC-6700 and finally ended with a HTC PPC-6800 Mogul on Sprint. Some of the best devices I ever owned! Smartphones before they were even called that!

    Angel SanchezAngel Sanchez13 gün önce
  • lol ive still got my Telecom Apache pocket pc, still works to

  • 10:37 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......

    Carl WillowsCarl Willows13 gün önce
  • Found my old iPaq last week with its cradle woohoo

    Derek at ClassicRockRadioDerek at ClassicRockRadio13 gün önce
  • For a 13 year old device looks like it's still pretty snappy

    HeyHerdyHeyHerdy13 gün önce
  • Can it play Minion Masters?

    Werner ConradieWerner Conradie13 gün önce
  • wow.. i used to own a my sister's pre-owned Cingular 8125.. upgraded with cooked rom windows 6.5 .. hahaha

    Nizam IskandarNizam Iskandar14 gün önce
  • Shit I have 2 of these in my living room do they sell for lots

    J TizzleJ Tizzle14 gün önce
  • I still have my tandy z pad...

    not surenot sure15 gün önce
  • 2:34. That's p*rn.

    Fans, speakers, and moreFans, speakers, and more16 gün önce
  • This little thing is a powerful little device surprising

    Dakota DirdenDakota Dirden17 gün önce
  • If you want one to dissect I thing I have one too

    5t0n3r B1k3r5t0n3r B1k3r17 gün önce
  • i remember my old palm pilot

    FwF FR2FwF FR217 gün önce
  • 1 I really want to see someone turn one of these old pre 2008 pocket pcs into a emulator or try to upgrade it to work today. 2 the best thing about these old pocket devices is if you ever got in a fight with a freind you could throw it at them miss put a dent in their wall then pick it up like you didn't do nothing and it would most likely be fine. ( I mean a normal grab and toss if you throw it like a baseball something will break but it will most likely be part of your freind

    herokid789herokid78918 gün önce
  • as he wrote david and park.. fast n furious 4 popped in my mind... who else can relate?

    Jay GurriahJay Gurriah18 gün önce

    Multi MalwareMulti Malware18 gün önce
  • Worked in IT all my life and developed numerous apps for many companies over the years in PocketPC and Windows Mobile.. Some still run today and verify process/parts within factories around the world. Just because it's OLD doesn't mean it's not worthy, lol. Brings back memories!

    BergRDBergRD19 gün önce
  • Thank you Apple for delivering us from this horrible design factor... And thank you android for putting a fire under Apple to actually implement common sense stuff into iOS...

    Mr HatsMr Hats19 gün önce
  • 10 years ago? But LMG was created already isn't it? So Linus was running both LMG and his painting business at that time?

    Andrés CoronadoAndrés Coronado20 gün önce
  • He could have used his note9 as a hotspot with no password

    stephan cevallosstephan cevallos20 gün önce
  • *Media* ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Lemonski 2003Lemonski 200320 gün önce
  • but can it run minecraft?

    Jack LiJack Li20 gün önce
  • 5:33 "top left and not the bottom right" If you turn away from the mirror and look at the screen directly, Windows is easier to use, Linus :D

    twertygotwertygo20 gün önce
  • Wow, 2006 seems like forever ago. The leaps we've made technologicaly speaking are incredible. 13 years in tech time is like eons. I mean late 2005 we got the Xbox 360. Next year we'll be getting the 4th (and most likely last) Xbox console (I'm counting all XBones as one gen (OG/S/X) that just blows me away and makes me feel old.

    John DoeJohn Doe21 gün önce
  • I don't understand the stupid faces you pull in the thumbnails? Whats up with that?

    DrJackJeckylDrJackJeckyl21 gün önce
  • Psah, amateurs. I have a Palm III T|X that still works to this day. It was my main scheduling agent, and eBook reader. I used it several hours a day, every day, and it was flawless. I miss PalmOS.

    ElmojomoElmojomo21 gün önce
  • Some Wyndham hotels in the Caribbean still use those to program/reprogram door locks, old mag strip door locks of course.

    Ben .GarrisonBen .Garrison21 gün önce
  • What kind of lights does he have under the shelves in the background?

    SemH04SemH0421 gün önce
    • Lights

      LuminumYT ツLuminumYT ツ20 gün önce
  • Mine was HTC P3300 back in 2006. 200 MHz TI OMAP CPU sucks balls.

    Ilya KuznetsovIlya Kuznetsov21 gün önce
  • 4:32 Actually, the screen was usefull under direct sunlight, because it is a transflective screen LCD, so it acts as a reflector under bright illumination. Backlight is only for dim and dark environments. I have my HP iPAQ hx2490 basically next to me so I can tell. I still use it like a GBC/GBA emulator. 6:23 You can still go online if your Wi-Fi router has support for guest Wi-Fi network with web authentication. 8:43 The screen is 320x240 with 65k colors. 13:22 Honestly, Linus, use the dock if you have 2 cables. This is what the dock is for. You put your iPAQ into the dock, sync it, then take it out and you are ready to go with all your personal data synced.

    IlyaIlya22 gün önce
  • I used to have a Sony xperia x1 that also ran windows mobile. Really strange device, but it had a slide out keyboard which made it infinitely better

    Doctor ZDoctor Z22 gün önce
  • I have that one too, but my battery died, It was great to see that one working. Great video Linus as usual. Greetings from Bolivia

    Dragon AndinoDragon Andino23 gün önce
  • I miss my ipaq now :(. I had my first at 8 years old, worked for all the money.

    Eric BakerEric Baker23 gün önce
The "Pocket PC" I've had in my attic for 13 years