Every Ockel Sirius A and Ockel Sirius A Pro includes a fingerprint scanner!
Results have shown that more than 55% of our backers would like to have a fingerprint scanner integrated in the Ockel Sirius A. Actually, it was the top requested feature after 8GB RAM, 128GB Flash eMMC Storage and Windows 10 Pro. Features which we already included in our Ockel Sirius A Pro version. Something that makes sense, since most of you will probably carry around their Ockel device and with all your personal data stored on it security is an extremely important issue.
The fingerprint add-on is guaranteed for everyone who already joined us and for any future backer. Are there any additional cost for you? No!
The small form factor of the Ockel Sirius A makes it hard to believe you are carrying your complete desktop PC with you.
We designed the Sirius A in such a way that ventilation fans are not required. This unique feature combined with the flash storage means you can enjoy working in silence and benefit from ultra-low power consumption.
The powerful hardware components of the Sirius A obviously generate heat. A regular passive cooling isn’t able to cool this heat. That's why we decided to create an eye-catching heat sink with the pattern of the Canis Major star constellation. This is the star constellation where the Sirius A star (yes, that's right, the Sirius A is a star!) can be found. This heat sink cools all the heat generated by the Ockel Sirius A without any fan.
Every Ockel Sirius A comes with 64GB of internal (eMMC) flash storage. The Sirius A Pro comes with 128GB of internal (eMMC) flash storage. Do you require more storage space? Easily extend storage with a Micro SD-card, or connect your own external hard disk using the USB Type-C port or one of the two USB 3.0 ports.
The Sirius A has an easy to reach Micro SD-card slot which (theoretically) supports Micro SD-cards up to 2TB.
128GB Flash Storage is the equivalent of 42500+ songs, 64000 images or 985 minutes of video!*
*(Average file size: 3mb for a song; 2mb for an image; 130mb 1 minute of HD-video recording)
With the Sirius A you are able to access all your files, applications and make use of the full Windows 10 desktop experience even when you are away from your office or home, straight out of your pocket.
The built-in battery and the full HD touchscreen ensure access to all of your files, wherever you are. The WiFi AC chip enables you to use apps and enter your files stored online.
The 3.500 mAh battery has enough capacity to power your Sirius A up to 4 hours (casual use) without being connected to a power outlet.
Do you want to use the Ockel Sirius A mainly for business or educational purposes and do you need Windows 10 Pro? Make sure to back our campaign with one of the Ockel Sirius A Pro perks. All perks available with the ‘Pro’ tag will come with a pre-installed version of Windows 10 Pro.
The Ockel Sirius A Pro has the same dimensions, processor and other features as the Ockel Sirius A. In addition to that we upgraded the 4GB RAM to 8GB, 64GB eMMC to 128GB eMMC flash storage and last but not least the Ockel Sirius A Pro is running on Windows 10 Pro.
Unlock enhanced management and security features with Windows 10 Pro
If you choose for an Ockel Sirius A Pro you automatically have access to all the enhanced management and security features and options Windows 10 Pro offers. BitLocker, Dynamic Provisioning, Device Encryption and Windows Information Protection are a few examples of features builtinto Windows 10 Pro.
Click here for the complete list of features of all Windows 10 versions.
We reached the $500,000 mark! The Avanca team will now create a special Ockel Sirius A ToughGlass, so you can protect the display of your Ockel Sirius A.
Avanca ToughGlass is made of top quality tempered Japanese glass, an ultra-thin (0.33mm) sheet of glass that you ‘glue’ to your device. The 9H (Mohs scale) scratch-free surface of the glass is extremely hard and easily resists keys or even a knife. In case you accidently drop your device, Avanca ToughGlass absorbs the impact of the shock, so your screen is less likely to break or burst.
We are offering you this amazing product (retail price approximately 25 USD) for free!
The shipment of all Ockel Sirius A & Ockel Sirius A Pro models has begun!
You can’t accomplish the best results on your own. That’s why our team is made up of technology addicts, geeks, marketeers and design wizards. We're Ockel, it's great to meet you!
The Ockel team is supported by a large network of talented people. It's impossible to mention all of them, but we want to at least name a few.
Our special advisor Paul Pardon has more than 30 years of experience in the computer market. He founded Laser Computer, one of Europe's largest and most well known computer brands back in the 80's. He connects Ockel Computers to the right engineers, suppliers and manufacturers and provides no-nonsense business feedback.
The awesome Microsoft team offers us their support and knowledge when it comes to software development, licensing or any other question related to Windows 10.
We've partnered up with artist, instrument maker and prototype builder Ming Hou Chen to create the best mock-ups and prototypes possible.
With this diverse and experienced team and your support, we are confident we can bring this project to life!
Our special thanks go out to the entire crew of Evenblij Film for helping us creating the top-notch crowdfunding video and to Laut Rosenbaum for his creative mind and ultracool sketch of our definition of innovation.
Ockel Computers is part of the same group of companies as Avanca, the first company founded by Tim and currently the fastest growing hardware company in the EMEA-region.
Ockel Computers was raised with the same spirit as Avanca. In the past nine years we gained the experience and skills needed to launch Ockel and we have access to many of the essential resources needed to successfully bring this project to life: a warehouse, customer service and a network of top engineers and suppliers. At the same time, we have a great amount of freedom to innovate.
Last year, the first products in the Ockel Sirius line – the Ockel Sirius B and the Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry – were introduced as crowdfunding campaigns and more than 460.000 dollars were raised to develop the two devices. The feedback and learnings from that project inspired us to create the Ockel Sirius A.
We need your support to cover the development and production costs of the Ockel Sirius A. But, more important perhaps, is that you will contribute to a company that has many more ideas about doing things differently. If you, just like Ockel, are passionate about true innovation, join us!
As with any hardware project, there are some risks and challenges.
We are currently in the prototyping phase of the development process. We have already manufactured a first prototype and we’re currently working on the second one. In the next months we will develop a fully working prototype and in partnership with Microsoft we will be working on the software features, some of them exclusively built for the Ockel Sirius A.
The Ockel team has a combined experience of 70 years in the manufacturing world, and together with our network we are confident that we can meet the timelines mentioned in our project. However, unexpected delays can occur due to manufacturing issues, component shortages, and other unforeseen challenges.
The Sirius A project is not our first crowdfunding journey. We have gained experience in the past with successful projects on Indiegogo and Kickstarter and learned from our experiences. Our commitment to all of you is that we will make every effort to deliver you an innovative product, and we will communicate with you regularly along our journey of getting the Sirius A delivered to you!
What does x86-64 mean?
The Sirius A runs on an Intel x86 platform in 64-bit mode.That means you can run a full desktop version of Windows and install any Windows programs.Unlike mobile phones with ARM processors, the Sirius A can run the same Windows applications as a traditional desktop.
What Windows license is included?
All Sirius A computers will ship with a fully activated license for Windows 10.The standard model includes Windows 10 Home while the pro model upgrades to Windows 10 Pro, and both have the 64-bit version installed.
Why would I want Windows 10 Pro?
While the Sirius A Pro includes other upgrades, one major difference is the change from Windows Home to Windows Pro.Only Windows Pro has certain business features enabled including joining a domain, running Bitlocker encryption, and the ability to defer updates. For more information on different Windows editions, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/Compare.
Can I install another operating system on the Sirius A?
The BIOS will be unlocked so theoretically any OS that runs on a x86-64 platform could be installed, including older version of Windows or Linux.However, alternative operating systems will need driver support, which may or may not exist, for all the hardware to fully function.Currently only Windows 10 will be supported via Ockel.
Can I reinstall Windows 10 if something goes wrong?
Yes, using an HDMI display and USB media you can do a Windows installation.A support page at the Ockel website and technical support team will be available once the Ockel Sirius A ships.
Can I attach Thunderbolt 3 accessories to the USB-C port?
While Thunderbolt 3 shares the same style of connector with USB-C it requires extra chips to enable it. The Sirius A currently does not include that and therefore only USB accessories will work.
What type of display is included?
The Full HD panel is still being sourced, however it will likely be an IPS LCD panel.
Can I use a stylus with the display?
A capacitive stylus should work with the touchscreen. However, the Ockel Sirius A does not include an active stylus digitizer for more precise location/pressure level detection.
What type of HDMI port is included?
The Sirius A includes Intel HD Graphics 405 integrated graphics.This chipset includes an HDMI 1.4 port.
Can I connect to a wireless display/projector?
The Sirius A includes an Intel Wi-Fi AC chipset that supports the Miracast standard.
Can I expand the RAM?
If you are interested in moving from 4GB to 8GB of RAM, please consider upgrading to the Ockel Sirius A Pro. Adding or changing memory separately is not an option.
Can I expand the storage?
Two options are available for expanded storage. Every Sirius A includes a microSDXC slot that supports a maximum of 2TB storage (currently only 400GB is available). The built-in storage is eMMC and cannot be upgraded post-purchase. If you would like to move from 64GB to 128GB of storage, please consider upgrading to the Ockel Sirius A Pro.
Can I replace the built-in battery?
While the battery can be serviced at a repair center, the Sirius A does not include a user serviceable battery. Replacements will we available at a reasonable cost.
How can I charge the Sirius A?
Two options are available- either AC or USB Type-C.Every Sirius A will ship with an included AC adapter that can be used to power the system and charge the battery. USB-C based chargers or battery packs can also be used.
Are any of the full-size USB ports powered for use with external drives like port powered Western Digital Passport for instance?
Yes, you will be able to attach portable harddrives that are powered over USB 2.0, 3.0 or Type-C.
How can I order more than one Sirius A?
You're loving the Sirius A as much as we do! Unfortunately, currently the only way to order more than one Sirius A is by placing separate orders. This automatically means you’ll receive multiple packages. For orders of 10 units or more, please reach out to our Product Manager Jesper Baumgarten (email@example.com).
Why is a different country showing when I am from the Netherlands?
You probably filled-in 'Nederland', 'Holland' or 'The Netherlands' as your shipping country in the ordering process. Due to a small error in the ordering systems of Indiegogo the synonyms for 'Netherlands' are not recognized. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to resolve this issue
How can an early bird back upgrade from the Sirius A to the Sirius A Pro?
When the pro model was announced, backers were emailed a special link to streamline the add-on process. If you did not receive the email or need a new copy, please contact email@example.com.
What Micro SD specifications are needed?
We advise to use a class 10 Micro SD card. However, the Ockel Sirius A is compatible with all Micro SD card versions up to 2TB.
Will there be any import duties or costs?
For EU backers, no import duties apply. For all other backers, the answer will vary based on your country. Even if there is no import tariff, the shipper may charge you a documentation fee which is typically small ($10 or less). Any standard internal taxes (VAT, state/county sales taxes, etc.) will apply to all backers based on your local laws.
What will be the expected retail price?
The expected retail price of the Sirius A will be $699 without shipping. During the Indiegogo campaign you will have to chance to order your Sirius A with a huge discount. Once our campaign is over the price will match the expected retail price. The expected retail price of the Sirius A Pro will be $799.
How are the shipping costs calculated?
Shipping costs vary on your shipping address. The Ockel Sirius A isn’t a cheap device. That’s why we offer a delivery service with track & trace, proof of delivery and insurance. Please note that any import duties that may apply to the Sirius A (only applies for backers outside of the EU) are not included in the shipping costs.
Do you offer refunds to backers?
In case you would like to drop-out of the campaign before we ship the Ockel Sirius A or Ockel Sirius A Pro, your contribution might be eligible for a refund. Please note that the full sum of your contribution will not be refunded: there are 10% in Indiegogo and payment fees that will be deducted in these cases, as we have had to pay these already.
If you would like to request a refund, please reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your PayPal address and/or bank details in the refund request e-mail.
I’m from the press, who do I have to contact?
You can reach out to our Marketing team (email@example.com) for all your press related questions or inquiries. We also have a press kit available. Please visit our Cision newsroom for more information.
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