Practical user-experience

 

Our founder, Nick Pendriis, has spent his life being creative with digital machines. He has listed them below, with links to Wikipedia articles.

(Basically, he has decades of experience with computers, devices, software and games... from concept to product, as a user and developer.)

 

Personal computers owned:

Apple Macintosh ClassicMacBook Pro (2008)
Atari 1040STE

Casio FX-702P
Commodore C64Amiga (500, 600 and 1200 models)
HP iPAQ Pocket PCTX2500ea Tablet PC
Psion Series 3
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (48k and 128k models)
Sony HitBit MSX
Tangerine Computer Systems Oric 1 (48k)

+ endless IBM/Windows PCs (386, 486, Pentium, laptops, desktops, custom built, etc.)

NB: Currently has a Linux laptop and re-uses pre-owned hardware.

 

Additional long-term computer experience:

Acorn BBC Micro
Apple iMac G3
Commodore PET
RM Nimbus

Sinclair ZX81

NB: Used at school, college or work.

 

Tablets/smartphones owned:

Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Apple iPod TouchiPAD 2
HTC Desire HD
LG Nexus 4
Nokia 5800Lumia 820, Lumia 1020
Samsung Note 10.1 tabletNote 10.1 (2014 edition)Gear S smartwatch

NB: Now re-uses pre-owned gear.

 

Operating system experience:

Amazon FireOS
Apple iOS, Mac (System 7MacOS 9OSX Snow Leopard)
Atari TOS
Commodore AmigaOS

Google Android (multiple variations)
Linux (Fedora, Mageia, OpenSUSE, TurboLinux, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Touch, et al)
Microsoft MS-DOSWindows (3.1, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mobile 6, Phone 8)
Nokia Symbian

+ various implementations of BASIC (for operating cassette-based 8-bit systems)

NB: Linux is current. No longer supporting proprietory, closed-source systems (iOS, MacOS, Windows).

 

Games machines owned:

CONSOLE

Amstrad GX4000
Microsoft XboxXbox 360
NEC PC Engine
Nintendo FamicomSNESN64GamecubeWii
Sega Master SystemSaturnDreamcast
Sony PlayStationPS OnePS2PS2 SlimPS3

HANDHELD

Atari Lynx
Nintendo GameboyGBCGBAGBA SPDSDS Lite
Sega Game Gear
SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
Sony PSPPSP SlimPS Vita

Bandai Missile Invader
Grandstand Mini-Munchman
Nintendo Game&Watch Greenhouse , Super Mario Bros.
Parker Brothers Merlin
Tomytronic 3D Tank Attack

NB: No longer supporting non-productive "one-trick pony" devices.

 

This page only covers hardware and operating systems. Imagine all of the cassettes, discs, cartridges, peripherals, manuals, magazines, cables... It's many years of hands-on experience, which inform Nick's design choices today.