category: cybiko

The Cybiko, a forgotten gem

29 Mar 2018 - 2 minutes
Few remember the Cybiko. In the year 2000, a Russian company unveiled a very strange looking device, adorned with a comically small keyboard and a retro antenna. They called it a handheld computer. They marketed it towards teens with some of themost insane advertising I’d personally ever seen. The device was an interesting one, and to describe just how far ahead of its time it really was, it will be useful to draw comparisons against smartphones of today.