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

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  • John Crea

    John Crea

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    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


  • Fredrick Tuso

    Fredrick Tuso

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    He should have tethered it to his phone.

  • Aleksandras Fedotovas

    Aleksandras Fedotovas

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    Scammer XD

  • Ezwan Rohman

    Ezwan Rohman

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    Ohhhh so many quirks in this video

  • Bob Leung

    Bob Leung

    3 दिन पहले

    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.

  • Raymond Lo

    Raymond Lo

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    This reminds me of the old day of the internet where I have to download mp3 for 20 mins straight.

  • Samus


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    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.

  • Kevin Velazquez

    Kevin Velazquez

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    I knew he was gonna say Bubble Breaker the second he mentioned games

  • Jonniman007


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    you are an actual nerd, arent you?

  • m1nt_


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  • Sam


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  • Tejas Agrawal

    Tejas Agrawal

    7 दिन पहले

    I had t-mobile pocket pc

  • The Philosopher

    The Philosopher

    7 दिन पहले

    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.

  • Kiah C. West

    Kiah C. West

    7 दिन पहले

    Can't see shit

  • Opernakist


    7 दिन पहले

    So uh, can I get a dbrand skin for one of em bad boys?

  • Alias


    7 दिन पहले

    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

  • AmountStax


    8 दिन पहले

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

  • Alex Carrillo

    Alex Carrillo

    8 दिन पहले

    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.

  • matthaus woolard

    matthaus woolard

    8 दिन पहले

    The Files app on iPad is the same as the Files app in iPhone!

  • TheCosmicHawk


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    Bubble breaker was literally the first game I’ve ever played and I’m not even old

  • juicedup14


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    Pocket pc is very close to pocket pussy

  • Jacky Fan

    Jacky Fan

    8 दिन पहले

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

  • jacob 626

    jacob 626

    8 दिन पहले

    my wifi has 1ghz cpu

  • Sir Winston

    Sir Winston

    8 दिन पहले

    Omg flashbacks to my HTC Fuze days 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Ravi Kumar

    Ravi Kumar

    8 दिन पहले

    5:35 Since when was windows button at bottom right?

  • Jemilo II

    Jemilo II

    8 दिन पहले

    I had a pda with windows mobile 6.5 and was able to play StarCraft broadwar on it with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard

  • Static0Z


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    sweet device

  • Borsalino Kizaru

    Borsalino Kizaru

    8 दिन पहले

    Remember when HP tried making a mobile phone-cum-computer back in 2016?

  • mamamia88


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    Ah the good old days when gadgets were tools to get you through the day instead of distracting from the meaningless Ness of existence

  • whatthereq


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    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.



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    It had touch ID

  • Spinkey


    9 दिन पहले

    they had university back then?

  • Hasanur Rashid

    Hasanur Rashid

    9 दिन पहले

    Back when Windows mobile OS was cool.

  • Artie VanDelayo

    Artie VanDelayo

    9 दिन पहले

    What company in their right mind would keep changing their own proprietary connectors? 😲

  • Serj Star

    Serj Star

    9 दिन पहले

    For what it is it's ahead of it's time I'm just surprised that Microsoft didn't jump on it harder

  • Robert Wofford

    Robert Wofford

    9 दिन पहले

    Uh bro we played bejewelled on an old gateway I think its older

  • Angel Sanchez

    Angel Sanchez

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    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!



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    lol ive still got my Telecom Apache pocket pc, still works to

  • Carl Willows

    Carl Willows

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  • Derek at ClassicRockRadio

    Derek at ClassicRockRadio

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    Found my old iPaq last week with its cradle woohoo

  • HeyHerdy


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    For a 13 year old device looks like it's still pretty snappy

  • Werner Conradie

    Werner Conradie

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    Can it play Minion Masters?

  • Nizam Iskandar

    Nizam Iskandar

    9 दिन पहले

    wow.. i used to own a my sister's pre-owned Cingular 8125.. upgraded with cooked rom windows 6.5 .. hahaha

  • J Tizzle

    J Tizzle

    10 दिन पहले

    Shit I have 2 of these in my living room do they sell for lots

  • not sure

    not sure

    10 दिन पहले

    I still have my tandy z pad...

  • Fans, speakers, and more

    Fans, speakers, and more

    12 दिन पहले

    2:34. That's p*rn.

  • Dakota Dirden

    Dakota Dirden

    12 दिन पहले

    This little thing is a powerful little device surprising

  • 5t0n3r B1k3r

    5t0n3r B1k3r

    12 दिन पहले

    If you want one to dissect I thing I have one too

  • FwF FR2

    FwF FR2

    12 दिन पहले

    i remember my old palm pilot

  • herokid789


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    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

  • Jay Gurriah

    Jay Gurriah

    14 दिन पहले

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

  • Multi Malware

    Multi Malware

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  • BergRD


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    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!

  • Mr Hats

    Mr Hats

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    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...

  • Andrés Coronado

    Andrés Coronado

    15 दिन पहले

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

  • stephan cevallos

    stephan cevallos

    15 दिन पहले

    He could have used his note9 as a hotspot with no password

  • Lemonski 2003

    Lemonski 2003

    16 दिन पहले

    *Media* ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Jack Li

    Jack Li

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    but can it run minecraft?

  • twertygo


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    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

  • John Doe

    John Doe

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    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.

  • DrJackJeckyl


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    I don't understand the stupid faces you pull in the thumbnails? Whats up with that?

  • Elmojomo


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    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.

  • Ben .Garrison

    Ben .Garrison

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

  • SemH04


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    What kind of lights does he have under the shelves in the background?

    • LuminumYT ツ

      LuminumYT ツ

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  • Ilya Kuznetsov

    Ilya Kuznetsov

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    Mine was HTC P3300 back in 2006. 200 MHz TI OMAP CPU sucks balls.

  • Ilya


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    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.

  • Doctor Z

    Doctor Z

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    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

  • Dragon Andino

    Dragon Andino

    18 दिन पहले

    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

  • Eric Baker

    Eric Baker

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    I miss my ipaq now :(. I had my first at 8 years old, worked for all the money.

  • me What

    me What

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    Can you install Linux on it ??