The K1 has been a very long time coming, but after many months of testing and tweaking, the shiny new gadgets are finally starting to roll off the production line.
For those unaware of what the K1 solution is all about, here’s a quick run down. If you’re already up to speed you might want to skip this paragraph. Up until now if you wanted to play GBA titles on anything but a GBA, you had to rely on emulation. Emulators are great, but they’ll never be perfect. Some demanding titles don’t run very well or at all, some games have graphical glitches or slow downs and there are many other imperfections which can detract from the gaming experience. The K1 is a real reverse engineered GBA – this means that the hardware can run GBA titles natively and there is no emulation taking place. The result is that all those glitchy or broken GBA games will work just fine on the K1 hardware. Check my other posts for more details and a video of the prototype in action, and read on to find out how to get one!
Very soon they’ll be making their way to a dedicated online store which has been set up solely for this device and its accessories. To celebrate the launch of www.k1gba.com the nice people at the shop want to give away one of these marvellous machines to a lucky winner of their competition. To find out more and to enter, just check the competition page on the top right of the obscurehandhelds homepage, or click here to go straight there!
You may notice there is a FAQ on the k1gba website (click), this will be updated over time with new questions and answers when they arise. When stock arrives at the store the staff will be happy to test things for anyone who asks and will update the FAQ with the answers. You can’t say fairer than that, can you?
So, if you’ve been waiting for one of these then now’s your chance to save some pennies and prepare yourself for the upcoming arrival of the K1 GBA! Best of luck in the competition too!