CYBiCo, a blast from the past

In computer time, eons ago, I photographed the launch of this strange little device. The Cybiko was a hand-held computer introduced in May 2000 designed for teens, featuring its own two-way radio text messaging system. Because of the text messaging system, it features a QWERTY Keyboard that was used with a stylus. An MP3 player add-on was made for the unit as well as a SmartMedia card reader. The company stopped manufacturing the units after two product versions and only a few years on the market. However, because of the unique radio messaging hardware there is still a hobbyist community using Cybiko.Cybikos can communicate with each other up to a maximum range of 300 metres (0.19 miles). Several Cybikos can chat with each other in a wireless chatroom…

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