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

  • Published on Aug 15, 2019
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    What passed as "cutting edge" pocket technology way back in the day? Well... the iPAQ was amazing pocket tech in MY day... let's check it out.
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  • John Crea
    John Crea Day ago +1

    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 Day ago

    He should have tethered it to his phone.

  • Aleksandras Fedotovas

    Scammer XD

  • Ezwan Rohman
    Ezwan Rohman 3 days ago

    Ohhhh so many quirks in this video

  • Bob Leung
    Bob Leung 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Samus
    Samus 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Jonniman007
    Jonniman007 6 days ago

    you are an actual nerd, arent you?

  • m1nt_
    m1nt_ 6 days ago


  • Sam
    Sam 7 days ago


  • Tejas Agrawal
    Tejas Agrawal 7 days ago

    I had t-mobile pocket pc

  • The Philosopher
    The Philosopher 7 days ago

    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 8 days ago

    Can't see shit

  • Opernakist
    Opernakist 8 days ago +1

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

  • Alias
    Alias 8 days ago

    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
    AmountStax 8 days ago +2

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

  • Alex Carrillo
    Alex Carrillo 8 days ago

    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 9 days ago

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

  • TheCosmicHawk
    TheCosmicHawk 9 days ago

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

  • juicedup14
    juicedup14 9 days ago

    Pocket pc is very close to pocket pussy

  • Jacky Fan
    Jacky Fan 9 days ago

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

  • jacob 626
    jacob 626 9 days ago

    my wifi has 1ghz cpu

  • Sir Winston
    Sir Winston 9 days ago

    Omg flashbacks to my HTC Fuze days 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Ravi Kumar
    Ravi Kumar 9 days ago

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

  • Jemilo II
    Jemilo II 9 days ago

    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
    Static0Z 9 days ago

    sweet device

  • Borsalino Kizaru
    Borsalino Kizaru 9 days ago

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

  • mamamia88
    mamamia88 9 days ago

    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
    whatthereq 9 days ago

    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.

    EMMNUEL J 9 days ago

    It had touch ID

  • Spinkey
    Spinkey 9 days ago

    they had university back then?

  • Hasanur Rashid
    Hasanur Rashid 9 days ago +1

    Back when Windows mobile OS was cool.

  • Artie VanDelayo
    Artie VanDelayo 9 days ago +2

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

  • Serj Star
    Serj Star 9 days ago

    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 days ago +2

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

  • Angel Sanchez
    Angel Sanchez 9 days ago

    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!

    MPF_AGUNDIPSHT 9 days ago +1

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

  • Carl Willows
    Carl Willows 9 days ago


  • Derek at ClassicRockRadio

    Found my old iPaq last week with its cradle woohoo

  • HeyHerdy
    HeyHerdy 9 days ago

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

  • Werner Conradie
    Werner Conradie 10 days ago

    Can it play Minion Masters?

  • Nizam Iskandar
    Nizam Iskandar 10 days ago +1

    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 days ago

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

  • not sure
    not sure 11 days ago

    I still have my tandy z pad...

  • Fans, speakers, and more

    2:34. That's p*rn.

  • Dakota Dirden
    Dakota Dirden 13 days ago

    This little thing is a powerful little device surprising

  • 5t0n3r B1k3r
    5t0n3r B1k3r 13 days ago

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

  • FwF FR2
    FwF FR2 13 days ago

    i remember my old palm pilot

  • herokid789
    herokid789 14 days ago

    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 days ago

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

  • Multi Malware
    Multi Malware 14 days ago

  • BergRD
    BergRD 15 days ago

    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 15 days ago

    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 16 days ago +1

    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 16 days ago +1

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

  • Lemonski 2003
    Lemonski 2003 16 days ago

    *Media* ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Jack Li
    Jack Li 16 days ago

    but can it run minecraft?

  • twertygo
    twertygo 17 days ago

    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 17 days ago

    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.