Things are finally changing, it seems. The New Bittboy and the LDK are both shipping directly from China with OpenDingux/RetroFW pre-installed on them. Thanks in part to the commitment of Chinese developers Steward-Fu and Tony-jih, it seems that we might be at the brink of a new era regarding retro gaming handhelds.
This is a longshot, but if anyone has either of the 2 handhelds listed below knocking around in a cupboard somewhere that they’d be willing to sell to me, I’d be very interested. Feel free to leave a message below or contact me through the Contact page. Letcool N350 (aka N350JP) Gemei A330
It’s been mere weeks since Xiaolong Wang released the LDK Game, a Linux based JZ4760B handheld running OpenDingux. But the same designer is now talking of a sequel, and this time he’s set his sights on some more powerful hardware.
GPD haven’t had much competition when it comes to clamshell handhelds. Over the past few years they’ve done an excellent job of cornering the market with high quality devices spanning most niches from Android gaming and Windows gaming to general computing and even IT support with the upcoming GPD Micro.
The original Bittboy was released in Summer last year, it was a simple machine with a bunch of built in NES games. The only thing that really made it stand out from the mountains of other NES clones was the nice form factor and good screen. Aside from that is was a generic device with […]
Pix Portable aka Gameberry Retropie The Pix Portable aka Gameberry Retropie (take your pick) is available on Aliexpress and comes in four price tiers depending on what exactly you want. For most people the choice will be the kit, which requires a little home soldering and some assembly. It comprises of a perspex shell and […]
HardKernel is a South Korean hardware manufacturer founded in around 2008, although best known for their RPi style Single Board Computers one of their first devices was an Android handheld bearing a passing resemblance to the Bandai Wonderswan. Since then, to the best of my knowledge we haven’t seen another handheld from them until now. […]
In a previous post I mentioned that the Digi RetroBoy could be a Revo K101 equivalent if it was ever released. Instead of relying on emulation it utilises a hardware solution to play GBA games from a customised GBA cartridge with a MicroSD card inside it. It looks as though the unit is released now, although […]