CHIP $9 Computer

CHIP $9 Computer

This video reviews the CHIP single board computer which I purchased from the Next Thing Co in late 2016. In 2017 the CHIP was discontinued, and in March 2018 Next Thing Co entered bankrupty. So the CHIP is no longer available.

If you are looking for a low-cost single board computer today, I would recommend obtaining a Raspberry Pi Zero W, which I review in this video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNyvmnGoSKY — and which has an RRP of $10.

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50 Comments

  1. Danny Eaton on December 7, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    the raspberry pi has more accessories



  2. The lone one on December 7, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    how powerful this pc would be compare to the 1996 computer



  3. Dashing Donny on December 7, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Terrific innovation and handy too. That will hide in my brief case and won’t have to be separately handled thru security at the airport! 😀



  4. Jason Larson on December 7, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    too bad you can’t game on them



  5. Gordon Freeman on December 7, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I wish they had made the flasher a publicly downloadable application, I sooooo miss having my pocket chip in my pocket all the time.



  6. Waf on December 7, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    But can it run Crysis?



  7. Piero Carlini on December 7, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Blessings to you Chris. Great Video and Content. Always smart & humble 🏄



  8. Nathaniel Offer on December 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Interesting to note you have to use Google Chrome to update the chip but they ship with Firefox. Before anyone says anything yes I know you need a second machine to do the update from.



  9. j k on December 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    say hi to batman for me



  10. GTA 5 How 2 on December 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    This appears to be the same if not similar for double the cost https://shop.pocketchip.co/collections/frontpage/products/c-h-i-p-new



  11. Lupércio sard on December 7, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    pena que não fala em pt-br



  12. King Slechtvalk on December 7, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    ROTFL DIP FOR YOU CHIP! AND A TRAY FOR THE CHIP BWAHAHAHA!



  13. demonetized. on December 7, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Half a gigabyte pf wam
    Ddaw fowr



  14. Life is enjoy on December 7, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    i need your mini pc



  15. James Kim on December 7, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Buy the case, clearly that is where they money.



  16. Harish Gangstar on December 7, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    hai sir your chip is very cool can u made a touch screen for that
    I had seen in the youtube ardino display to that



  17. Fazlul Fazal on December 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    This is much faster than my first 386 computer, lol



  18. kjell159 on December 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    More functions then an iPhone?
    Iceweasel is basically Debian firefox without the Mozilla branding, just less bulk in other words.



  19. Neptune Vibe on December 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Cheap Chip. I spend daily more on my KFC buckets. I think is worth every penny (the Cheap Chip but also the KFC, is helping me with my cholesterol and fat on the belly).



  20. Happy John on December 7, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Rip CHIP! 🙁

    6:29 PM
    9/8/2019

    Desktop



  21. Tim Hutzler on December 7, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Is there an SDK for controlling / switching adapters for home control purposes?



  22. AmstradExin on December 7, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I felt kinda cheated on that it wasn’t fitted into an ACTUAL matchbox…



  23. cool zack9 on December 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Raspberry pi zero is still cheaper than this off course without Wi-Fi capabilities



  24. Alex Nevi on December 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Cheap CHIP 😀



  25. Victor Zed Wings on December 7, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    *What advantage or disadvantage can I get from Raspberry Pi compared to this cool $9 PC?*



  26. Lorn Roberts on December 7, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Nice video, thanks.



  27. Nino Jolex on December 7, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Does it connect to Cr 10s pro



  28. NAHID HOSSEN on December 7, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Hi



  29. Al Aziz on December 7, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    No fan?



  30. Maric on December 7, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    my issue with the raspi 0 is that it only sells in $30 starter kits



  31. Ginanjar Bambang on December 7, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    oh no, this is with nand but bankrupty 🙁



  32. Fun and Learn2 on December 7, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    will you give me this computer as a gift?



  33. real morphious on December 7, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Don’t panic it will run skyrim



  34. Raja Sahab on December 7, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    hi sir, If I want to connect with vga cable???



  35. EmoryM on December 7, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I kept trying to buy this, it was never in stock… and never will be. Bankrupt.



  36. River Mersey on December 7, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Seems that this thing has returned – but at double the price: https://www.amazon.com/Next-Thing-Co-C-H-I-P-Single-Board/dp/B07HJHV4Z1



  37. an1rb on December 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Since Next Thing Co is now busted, what’s the closest alternative? I’ve got a custom buildroot image that boots into RPi2 in < 4 seconds, but I am looking for booting within 1 second. So booting off an SD card won’t work, and neither will Broadcom’s proprietary security ROM that adds to the boot time. I don’t need HDMI, just UART and GPIOs.



  38. Lucy The Man on December 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    But can it run Crysis?



  39. ExplainingComputers on December 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    In response to many questions, note that the HDMI DIP includes connections (pads and holes) that allow the user to solder on more pins to duplicate the XIO (GPIO) and some of the other connectors taken up when the HDMI DIP is fitted.



  40. Chris Lewis on December 7, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    This company went belly up in 2017



  41. kinkle buts on December 7, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Is there such thing as negative ohms?



  42. Ivo Ovcharov on December 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Aaaaaaand it’s gone!



  43. Enkii Muto on December 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Too bad it was discontinued =/



  44. RETRO on December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    wonderful toy



  45. Am I Being Detained on December 7, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Love your vids but please get a better intro song! Lol.



  46. Al Aziz on December 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Puppy os



  47. steadyforge on December 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    So no youtube or video playback



  48. Furrowed Brow on December 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I ordered two of these during the kickstarter and NEVER GOT THEM.



  49. wise man on December 7, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Really a great value



  50. greenacresfan on December 7, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Why does this keep showing up-they took the money and ran