Onion Omega2 Comes With WiFi Out Of The Box For Just $5
Soon enthusiasts will have another micro PC to play with. The Onion Omega2 is the follow up for the previous Omega and it comes with built-in WiFi. Currently, this is a Kickstarter project and it is getting backing from people all over the world. The goal has been met and soon you will see this product in the real world, coming to the market. This is a cool Kickstarter project and you might want to look into it and be one of the backers. Even a small amount of funding can make a huge difference.
The Onion Omega2 supports expansion cards, so you can extend the functionality of the device by adding Bluetooth among other options you can choose from. This is a great option to have for hobbyists and makers.
Features of the base model include:
- 580MHz CPU
- 64MB of RAM
- 16MB of storage
- Integrated 802.11 b/g/n/ Wi-Fi
All this plus you can always expand functionality so there is a lot you can still add-on later.
The goal on Kickstarter was $15,000 and an amount of $360,000 has been pledged by 9,000 backers. For $5, you could be one of the first few to get the Onion Omega2. That is not much if you think about it. To compare price, in the same amount of money you can get the Raspberry Pi Zero.
For the additional money, you get more perks, expansion components for example. An additional $4 gets you the Onion Omega2 with 128MB RAM and 32MB storage. This version also includes a micro SD expansion slot, so there is that to consider as well.
The Raspberry Pi Zero, on the other hand, has the following features to rival the Onion Omega2:
- 1GHz ARM11 processor
- 512MB of RAM
- No onboard storage
- No Wi-Fi
So what you decide to buy depends on what you have planned and what meets your needs better. If you are interested in backing the Onion Omega2 then you can do so before August 23.