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For an overview of all Pip-Boy models, see Pip-Boy.

The Pip-Boy 1.0 was the earliest known functioning model of the electronic Personal Information Processor (PIP) manufactured by RobCo Industries in the mid-21st century before the Great War.


Presumably, The Pip-Boy 1.0 marked the first known attempt by any company to create a wearable portable computer and was built as a proof-of-concept of a wearable personal computer. The only observed unit of the device featured a highly cumbersome design with a small screen and no protective outer casing. Due to its crude look and unprotected circuitry, it is very likely that it was merely a prototype that was never distributed. It was eventually rendered obsolete by subsequent, more advanced Pip-Boy models that streamlined the design and allowed for additional functions.


The Pip-Boy 1.0 featured a small display screen, a 16-button keyboard, a toggle switch, multiple indicator lights, and a dial with at least three settings. It was unknown what functions it could perform. The components that made up the device were attached to a rudimentary metallic frame that surrounded a forearm-length cuff. Protruding cords and the overall bulkiness of the device may have precluded the addition of a protective outer casing as is found on newer Pip-Boy models.


The Pip-Boy 1.0 was introduced in the Fallout 4 E3 2015 showcase and in the Fallout 4 intro.



  1. Pip-Boy Operational Instructions: Archive photo of technical engineers hard at work on an early Pip-Boy prototype in the RobCo development laboratory. pg: 4-5
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