The Raspberry Pi Foundation, makers of tiny computers for tinkerers, have released a new product: the Raspberry Pi 400.
It’s a Raspberry Pi 4 crammed into a keyboard.
The keyboard retains nearly all of the Raspberry Pi’s functionality, including the GPIO header pins, SD card slot, and a litany of ports. However, it’s missing a full-sized HDMI output — meaning you might need an adapter to hook this up to a monitor.
But for real, this is a complete computer with a modern 64-bit processor and 4GB of RAM built inside a tiny little keyboard. It’s very cool, and very portable. It could be a kid’s first computer, or maybe it could be hooked up to a TV and webcam to turn it into a dedicated Zoom machine.
The Raspberry Pi 400 costs $70 for just the keyboard, or $100 for a kit that includes a power supply, mouse, SD card, and a micro-HDMI to HDMI cord.
Blogger and Raspberry Pi enthusiast Jeff Geerling received one of these puppies a little early, and wrote a comprehensive review on his website: