Pocket Operators are very much the bare essentials of an electronic instrument. Each one is a PCB board loaded with buttons, knobs, and a screen. They have no outer casing as standard, but you can purchase the silicone pro case for an added layer of protection. The DIY vibe keeps cost down, and also encourages experimentation (especially for those handy with a soldering iron). The packaging is an eco-friendly card wrapping with a hanger built into the PCB. They also come with a kickstand to keep them well balanced on surface-tops.
Pocket Operators are very efficient and only require a small amount of power to run. Snap 2 x AAA batteries into the back of the unit and you’re ready to go! You could leave one playing constantly and it would take up to a month to run the batteries flat. When in standby, the batteries should last for up to 2 years. 2 years! This is pretty handy, as the only way to fully switch off a Pocket Operator is to take the batteries out (and those batteries are in there very securely!)