What Is A Wibrain Device?

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

What Is A Wibrain Device

The Wibrain is a hyper hand-held computer with a trackpad and thumb Qwerty keyboard, GSM, WebCam, WiFi, a 1Ghz Atom processor and much more. It runs Linux and is aimed at the mobile blogging market.

Its a bit more expensive than other UMPC's but it packs an amazing amount of technology into such a small form factor. The battery life is excellent if the unit is not running constantly. WiFi range is also very good, although it does take a little longer than some devices to assimilate to a wireless network. WEP, WPA, and LEAP support are all available. Typing is fairly easy on the thumb keypad but it can be difficult to get to punctuation symbols. Using the Universal Access app in Gnome to enable sticky keys helps, but it takes a lot of finger movement to move from one letter to another on the screen.

Out of the box Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) manages the hardware pretty well. A special Google Code site and a Google Groups forum are helping to keep the software up to date with the latest fixes.

Keeping your drivers up to date is extremely important. Problems are often linked to out of date or corrupted system drivers. DriverDoc's database of over 2,150,000 drivers means that you can always find the right driver for your device. It also means that you don't have to worry about installing the wrong version or having outdated drivers causing errors or crashes.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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