Chess saw a huge boom during the pandemic. In this day and age, there are plenty of chess courses, apps, and smart boards that can teach newbies and more advanced players a thing or two. While it is easy to play online on a tablet or phone, some prefer playing on a real board. These 7 smartphone connected chessboards let you do just that:
Square Off Grand Kingdom: a smart robotic chessboard with gorgeous wood pieces and board. It combines with your phone to let you play against online opponents or AI. This AI chessboard lasts up to 30 full games on a full charge. It lets you test yourself against Stockfish.
Chessnut Air: a portable electronic chessboard with full piece recognition and Chess960 support. It lets you play on Chess.com or Lichess. It also works with Arena, ChessBase, and other chess apps. Chessnut AIR is compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS devices.
Pegasus: a Bluetooth DGT chessboard for online play. It works with iOS and Android devices. It creates a PGN of your games for analysis.
King Performance: another smart wood chessboards with Chess960 support. It has a modular design, so you can connect it to Hiarcs Chess Explorer and other apps for online play. It supports Bluetooth and USB.
Square Off Pro: a rollable smart chessboard with magnetic sensors and lights to show the moves. It connects to your smartphone for AI and online play. It has a built-in battery.
Millennium Supreme Tournament 55: a tournament-sized electronic chessboard ready for online and offline play. It has RFID piece recognition and 81 LEDs to show the moves. It works with the ChessLink module for mobile and desktop play.
Millennium eONE: a connected chess computer that lets you play on Lichess and Chess.com. It also works with Hiards, Tornelo, Chess for Android, and LucasChess.
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