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2015

  • Founded
    Ockel is founded because we believe we can make a difference in the computer industry.
  • Microsoft & Intel Partnership
    We partner up with Microsoft and Intel to take our product development to the next level.
  • IFA 2015
    We present our first product: the Sirius B. At the IFA we also meet IndieGoGo, who advise us to start a crowdfunding campaign for the Sirius B.
  • 100% Funded
    Our Sirius B crowdfunding campaign is quite a succes: 100% of the needed funds are raised in only one day!
  • Black Cherry
    On popular demand we add a new perk to our crowdfunding campaign: the even more powerful Sirius B Black Cherry.
  • Start Shipping Sirius B
    We start shipping out the first Sirius B’s to our backers.

2016

  • Sirius B: $400.000 Raised
    Amazing! Our Sirius B crowdfunding campaign has raised $400.000.
  • New Office
    It’s moving time: we’ve outgrown our old office and warehouse in Nootdorp, and are moving to a new one in The Hague!
  • IFA 2016: Tech Awards Hotlist
    At IFA 2016, we present the first mock-up of our newest product: the Sirius A. This new take on pocket-sized PC’s doesn’t go unnoticed, and we receive a Tech Awards Hotlist award for “Eye-catching product of IFA 2016”.
  • Sirius A
    Upon finishing the first prototype of our new product, the Sirius A, we prepare the launch of a brand new crowdfunding campaign. This pocket pc with integrated touchscreen is a huge hit: we reach our $100.000 funding goal within a day!
  • Introducing: Sirius A Pro
    Our first backer survey has shown a massive demand for three extra features: 8GB RAM, 128GB eMMC storage and Windows 10 Pro. We’ve reviewed all options to integrate these components in the Sirius A and manage to find a way to implement the most requested features into the Ockel Sirius A Pro.
  • Start Shipping Sirius B Black Cherry
    We start shipping out the first Sirius B Black Cherry computers to our backers.

2017

  • CES 2017
    We kicked off CES 2017 at the Showstoppers event. It was an amazing experience and we’ve introduced press from all over the world to the Ockel Sirius A, Sirius B Black Cherry and Sirius B.
  • $1.000.000 Raised
    We’ve raised a total of one million dollars with our crowdfunding campaigns. We’re very grateful to everybody who has supported us so far!
  • Nomination: Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
    Our founder and CEO, Tim, has been nominated for the award “Entrepreneur of the year 2017” for the category “Hardware Industry’ in Western Europe.
  • Distree EMEA Fresh Award
    Upon attending the Distree EMEA, we receive the joyous news that we’ve won the Distree Fresh Award.
  • Sirius A: $500.000 Raised
    Only a short while in our crowdfunding campaign for the Sirius A, we’ve reached an awesome milestone: 500.000 dollar has been raised for the production of our newest pocket PC!
  • New Website
    When you create awesome products, you need a website to match. We’ve been working hard on creating a new website, and we’re pretty pleased with the final result.
  • IFA 2017
    It’s time for our third IFA attendance. This year, our visitors can experience the Sirius A for themselves, as we show off several near-final working prototypes of the Sirius A.
  • Sponsorship ADO Den Haag
    With our HQ already located in the ADO Den Haag football stadium, it’s only logical that we show our support for the football team. With the start of the 2017/2018 football season, we’re proud to announce that we’re shirt sponsor for the first team!
  • GIO Award
    This year we have the great honour of attending the Dutch Design Week with the Sirius A. To make things even better, we win the GIO Award! GIO stands for “Goed Industrieel Ontwerp”, which translates to “Great Industrial Design”.
  • CES Innovation Award
    We’re on a roll: only a few days after receiving the GIO Award, we’re surprised with the news that we’ve also won a CES Innovation Award. The Sirius A is selected as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards HONOREE in the Computer Hardware and Components product category.

2018

  • CES 2018
    It’s time for another trip to Las Vegas for CES 2018! We’ve had a blast and have met great people, including backers, distributors, retailers and Ockel enthusiasts. We even had Royal Highness prins Constantijn der Nederlanden visit our stand!
  • Info Security
    As part of the Computable Future Lab, we’re attending the Info Security exhibition in Brussels. The interest in our products has been overwhelming and we were definitely the “showstopper” of the event!
  • Start Shipping Sirius A & Sirius A Pro
    After months of testing and a huge quality control operation, where each and every device has been checked, we are ready to ship out the first batch of Sirius A pocket PC’s.
  • Sirius A: $900.000 Raised
    The Sirius A crowdfunding campaign has reached another milestone: $900.000 has been raised to date. On to 1 million!
  • Red Dot Design Award 2018
    We’re finally allowed to spread the word: the Ockel Sirius A has won the Red Dot Design Award 2018! The Red Dot award is one of the most prestigious awards to win for product designs. Let’s hope this is the first Red Dot of many more to come!
  • Ockel Experience Day
    Together with our Dutch PR-partner Reshift, we’ve organized an “Ockel Experience Day” in our HQ. A total of five Ockel enthusiasts were invited to unbox and test the Ockel Sirius A. This has inspired us to think about organizing a “Backer Experience Day” as well.
  • Sirius A at BCC
    We are proud to officially launch the Sirius A and Sirius A Pro in the Netherlands, by partnering up with the large Dutch electronics retailer BCC, which is part of the Groupe Fnac Darty.
  • Nomination: German Design Award 2019
    The Sirius A has been nominated for the German Design Award 2019 for Excellent Product Design. The attention of the jury was attracted by the extraordinary look and feel of the Sirius A.
  • Nomination: Startup of the Year 2018
    We are nominated for the Computable Awards 2018 in the category Dutch Startup of the year! The award will be granted to a startup that stood out in the past year.
  • Ockel Online Store
    Behind the scenes we’ve been working on the worldwide launch of the Sirius A and Sirius A Pro. After months of web development and testing we launch the Ockel Online Store.
  • Target Open House
    The Sirius A is one of the products that are currently featured in the Garage space at Target Open House in San Francisco.

Why Windows?

The most frequently asked question, after being impressed by our products, is “Why Windows?”.  First of all is Windows the most used operating system on computers and laptops in offices and at home. The newest version of Windows is easy to use, quick, and full of new functions. Our newest Windows 10 pocket PC includes a fingerprint scanner, this will enable users to unlock their Ockel computer with their fingerprint using Windows Hello. As official Microsoft partner we get a lot of support to develop new features related to the Windows software, this enables us to develop new features on the world’s most versatile pocket PC.

Windows 10 as it should be

When you buy an Ockel with pre-installed Windows 10 you will get the “clean” Windows version, without any extra bloatware. You can directly enjoy the full Windows 10 version, and we won’t bother you with software you didn’t ask for. In that way we don’t use extra storage space, and you can use the remaining storage on our mini and pocket PCs in the way you like. Since we are not a software company we leave that part to the experts of our partner Microsoft.

Mobile Windows 10, without Windows 10 Mobile

Ockel computers come with a full Windows 10 version on a pocket-sized device. This is not to be confused with Windows 10 Mobile operating system. Windows 10 Mobile uses Windows Continuum to simulate a full desktop experience, while ultimately it cannot handle applications, such as Photoshop. The Ockel Windows 10 mini and pocket PCs contain the full version of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional. This is Windows like you are used to use on normal desktop towers, and laptops.

All operating systems are welcome

You have the option to buy an Ockel computer without Windows pre-installed. You are free to choose the operating system which suits you best. Install Linux or your own Windows license. Although we only offer support on Windows devices, we also offer help and some documentation for other operating systems.