It was only a matter of time after seeing these on Baidu. Many people were clamouring for the all metal version of the RG-350 and now here it is. For $129.99 shipped it’s not a bad deal but it would be great if they’d sell the shells separately too.
I’m not sure what’s going on with that wonky analog stick but I have it in good authority that they won’t ship like that .
If you’re after one of these, they’re currently available from retromimi.
Update 20191126: They’ve bumped the price by $30 🤔
13 thoughts on “Aluminium alloy version of the RG-350 now available!”
Where can I buy it included sd card and preinstalled some roms?
“bird price” lol
so for anybody ordering from retromimi be careful, been a whole month and my Aluminium rg350 hasnt shipped.
same here i ordered mine on 25 november…they emailed with the standard 20 bussines days wait…but no news on 5th jan 2020…ti e to cancel? gonna wait one more week and claim for a paypal refund.
update they send me a trackimg today…its on the way…
Received mine today. Quality looks to be good, it appears to be cast aluminum. Theres a few minor dings on some of the case edges from fitment, you really have to look for them though.
It comes with a glass screen protector already applied which has just enough dust and fingerprints underneath to force you to remove it (how gracious of them to screw that up for me). Unfortunately they don’t supply you with a second. (Thanks for nothing) There is also dust and dirt directly on my ips. So I’ll be opening it up, some qa problems here.
No roms were supplied with the handheld so I have some work to do.
No logo or writing on the back other than the very small phrase “Time Machine” etched on the lower part of the back, centered. Same anbernic on the front unfortunately. The back also has to concave indents, one on each like for “grip wells” I guess?
Weight is 253 grams (0.5 lbs) and feels good in the hand, like really good.
Got it for the 129.99
Looks like that was an early bird price according to this email.
Good day to you,
I am Leah from Retromimi team, I kindly remind you that the aluminum alloy RG350 console you ordered at bird price will be shipped in about 20 business days. Because it is a customized product.
So sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.
do you think its worth that? its only a shell replacement and we dont really know if its good quality or aluminum (they could of changed the buttons to better ones at least)
If you already own the plastic unit or a similar unit, in my opinion definitely not.
I was looking for an upgrade to my original rs97, something higher in quality and performance, the $129 seemed like a fair deal considering the JZ4770, IPS screen and aluminum shell.
The only justification for the cost is most aftermarket aluminium shells for handhelds are fairly expensive (the boxy pixel ones come to mind). Only time will tell if this one is good quality though. Fingers crossed.
did yours ship yet?
Not yet. I’m expecting it’ll ship Jan 2020.
Why are they using such an ancient CPU?
on “sale” for $159.99 lol.