What is the difference between the Dice Device and a smartphone?
There are many similarities – both are universal platforms crossing boundaries of their original purposes.
But while smartphones are aimed at individuals, the Dice Device aims rather at groups of people. Smartphones by their shape usually fit into the palm of one’s hand and with login and personal messages one is usually not keen to share it. Dice Device is the opposite – by its shape it is typically designed to be lying on a table, often it even fits inside the board game plan. And mainly, one is happy with others touching it. While smartphones within a group of people tend to suppress conversation and isolate individuals, the Dice Device boosts conversation and encourages individuals to be more open.
This difference, along with the absence of similar platforms on the market, is actually what stimulated the creation of the Dice Device.
Is the cover made of a real wood?
Sort of. The default cover is made from a wooden filament, with 40% real ground wood content. While it retains some of the desirable properties of wood, such as a warm tactile feel and the ability to be stained with wood wax, it is not carved from a solid block of wood.
How challenging is it to develop your own application for the Dice Device?
Simple applications can be completed in one evening. As the complexity of the application increases, the time required to complete it will also increase. What you need to have is a PC and basic understanding of C/C++. What helps you is that whole source code of Dice Device is available online with documentation and number of examples.
Can Dice Device communicate with other devices?
Yes. The Dice Device board contains both WiFi and Bluetooth, making it well-suited for controlling your IoT devices.
How long can the device operate on a fully charged battery?
Dice Device can operate around 12 hours on a fully charged battery, with display on.
When is Dice Device going to be available?
Second half of 2023.