Pinball Zero: a limited edition retro version

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  Pinball Zero: a limited edition retro version

I’ve already talked a lot about Pinball Zero on ZDNET. Since I acquired it at the beginning of the year, it has become an indispensable tool, which I use regularly. From checking if car keys are working to capturing and analyzing radio frequency signals, this tiny toy-like gadget has proven to be worth its weight in gold.

And I’m not the only one. Some 400,000 people use Flipper Zero to interact with wireless devices, access control systems, remote keyless systems and RFID cards. Not only is the hardware of the highest quality, but the device is completely open-source and customizable, which offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and power.

Technical characteristics of the Pinball Machine Zero

  • ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit 64 MHz (application processor)
  • ARM Cortex-M0+ 32 MHz (network processor)
  • Flash : 1024 KB
  • SRAM : 256 KB
  • 1.4-inch monochrome LCD screen (128 x 64)
  • 5-button joystick with back button
  • Rechargeable battery of 2000 mAh
  • Frequencies below 1 GHz: 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz and 915 MHz (depending on the region)
  • 13.56MHz NFC
  • 125KHz RFID
  • 18 GPIO connectors
  • Infrared (TX/RX range: 800-950 nm, TX power: 300 mW)
  • 1-Wire iButton Holder (compatible with DS1990A/CYFRAL)

  • USB 2.0 port, Type C

The appearance and design of the Pinball Zero are quite iconic, with an aesthetic that mixes cyberpunk, Tamagotchi and retro gadgets from the 2000s. Even the main character is a nod to the cyber-dolphin of Johnny Mnemonic by William Gibson.

It’s hard to imagine what could be done to make this design even more special. However, the design team has achieved this by creating a transparent version of the Pinball Zero in a limited edition. Exactly like the white and orange Zero Pinball Machine, but now you can see what’s inside!

And it’s pretty cool to watch.

The transparent Zero Pinball machine offers a tantalizing glimpse into the inner workings of the device. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes/ZDNET

This is a limited edition of 7,500 copies, so if you want one, hurry up. And the great thing is that the price is exactly the same as that of the normal version: 169 dollars.

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