There’s just something special about pixel art, that we all love so much. These timeless creations from the 8-bit and 16-bit era are simply irresistible. Made popular from video games in the ’80s and ’90s, and even till today, many games still make use of pixel art. Even the majority of animated GIFs are beautiful works of animated pixel art. Divoom clearly shares the same love for pixel art and has been churning out various gadgets and accessories for fans to bring their love for pixel art beyond the computer and onto backpacks, speakers and desktop displays.
Being such massive pixel art fans ourselves, here are a few of our top picks from Divoom’s ever-growing range of pixel art-infused gadgets.
Divoom’s latest release is clearly heavily influenced by cyberpunk aesthetics. It’s an RGB-infused, 5-panel full-colour LCD display that sits right at the centre of your workspace / battlestation. Eac IPS screen displays up to 128×128 pixel art and is fully customisable via Divoom’s phone app. You can either use it as a fancy nixie tube digital clock, or set each panel to display the weather, time, social media stats, financial info, currency exchange, news feeds, or simply a rotation of all your favourite animated GIFs. The Times Gate is WiFi enabled, with support for Alexa and IFTTT.
The Pixoo-64 is 64×64 LED panel that connects via WiFi and can be easily mounted on the wall or placed on a tabletop like a picture frame. Similar to the Times Gate, the panel can be set to display the weather, time, social media stats, financial info, or simply a rotation of all your favourite animated GIFs in their full glory.
This handy-sized sling bag is made of IP68 waterproof material and sports a 4.7-inch 16×16 pixel screen that displays all your favourite pixel art while on the go. There is a front compartment for stowing your power bank, which powers the screen via USB. Don’t be fooled by its small size for it can pack an iPad, Nintendo Switch, mobile phone, wallet, shades, earbuds and business card holder. All the essentials a modern-day geek needs. The screen connects via Bluetooth to Divoom’s app which gives you access to the thousands of pixel art available via its online community of creators.
This ridiculously cute and retro portable Bluetooth speaker and a 16×16 screen to display your favourite pixel art while playing some tunes from internet radio, MP3 (via a TF card), or via Bluetooth to your phone with Spotify and iTunes. It also doubles as an alarm clock and even plays mini games. The RGB backlit mechanical keyboard adds to the vintage aesthetic enabling the user to cycle through lighting modes, on-screen displays and volume control. It makes for a perfect gift for anyone with its assortment of colours.
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