For geeks of a certain generation, there’s something uncontrollably appealing about the Planet Computers Gemini. Fond memories of the classic Psion Series 5 are to blame, of course, and the Android-powered clamshell taps into that nostalgia with pitch-perfect accuracy. Having spent some time pecking at its keys, I have to say I’m swayed.
The 5.99-inch 18:9 aspect display runs at 2160 x 1080 resolution, and held up to the CES 2018 show floor lights surprisingly well. Android, happily, no longer looks quite so awkward as it once did on a landscape-orientation screen, and Planet Computers have made a few customizations to better suit the form factor. There’s an accelerometer, but turning the Gemini doesn’t auto-rotate the screen, not that you’e probably want it to.
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