New Open Source ‘LDK’ Handheld Appears From Xiaolong Wang (Now Available For $59.99)

The Tieba Baidu forums have come alive with talk of a new machine from a new China manufacturer this week.

The machine bears a striking resemblance to the handheld project that Steward-Fu has been working on for the past couple of years, though Steward has previously said that his machine will never make it to mass production – so I don’t believe that this project is affiliated with him at this stage.

The manufacturer’s handle on Tieba Baidu is Xiaolongwang and he’s being coy about the hardware, blaming copycats as a reason to keep it under wraps for the time being. However, looking at the below screenshot it appears that the handheld is running some version of OpenDingux out of the box. This implies that it’ll be running some Ingenic JZ* variant, just like the GCW Zero, RS-97 and recent mini arcade machines.

So nothing new hardware wise (probably) but definitely an interesting step. This could be the first time we see a machine running OpenDingux (or variant) out of the box from China, and housed inside what appears to be a brand new shell too.

It doesn’t look as though the console is quite ready for mass release yet, there is talk of it being available on TaoBao under the sellers shop in limited quantity – but I’m unable to find it currently. (see below).

The seller shop is 聚游宝数码港, or translated it reads as Juyoubao Cyberport.

The sellers posts on Tieba Baidu can be found here. Google translate is your friend, most of the time. Other times all you get is stuff like this, which is hiliarious 😀

This console is now available with free shipping for $59.99 from retromimi.com. Around $10 more than the RS97 for similar hardware, but quite irresistible never the less.

It’s also available from Aliexpress too, for the same price.

11 Replies to “New Open Source ‘LDK’ Handheld Appears From Xiaolong Wang (Now Available For $59.99)”

  1. Wendy Nugroho says: Reply

    can i change the battery with 2250mah BL-5C

  2. How is GBA emulation? The retromini has terrible slowdowns.

    1. Much better than the retromini. More powerful hardware and an optimised emulator.

  3. LDk retrogame system another amazing handheld you can
    buy it below

    https://retromimi.com/products/opendingux-open-source-console?aff=5

    Screen: 2.6 inch 4:3 240*320
    CPU: JZ4760B mips
    528mhz-740mhz
    RAM: 128M DDR2
    Internal memory: 16GB
    Battery: BL-5C 1020 mAh
    lithium battery

  4. LDk retrogame system another amazing handheld you can
    buy it below

    $59.99 https://retromimi.com

    Screen: 2.6 inch 4:3 240*320
    CPU: JZ4760B mips
    528mhz-740mhz
    RAM: 128M DDR2
    Internal memory: 16GB
    Battery: BL-5C 1020 mAh
    lithium battery

  5. BTW – I’m living in China now. I will see if I can find one in the wild.

    1. I just saw your blog. Crazy that you’re living in China now. Hope all’s well. Where abouts are you? Anywhere near Shenzhen? 😉

      1. Yes. Things are well, thanks. I’m the next city over, Dongguan. It’s less than an hour from my door to downtown Shenzhen by train/subway.

  6. “Japanese dog shell changer. Everyone is gone.”

    It starts very funny. Then gets really sad, really quickly.

    “I AM SORRY, JAPANESE DOG! I DO NOT CARE WHAT SHELL YOU USE OR HOW YOU CHANGE IT! I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU!!!”

  7. ¥298.00 Japanese yen is $2.68 USD this doesn’t make sense or am I not understanding the pricing?

    1. Chinese Yen, not Japanese. It’s about $44.

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