What I would give to be a fly on the wall at Anbernic’s R&D meetings. The constant crawling iteration and arbitrary hardware and design choices are quite fascinating to me. Don’t get me wrong – cynical headline aside, the Anbernic RG353P seems alright, but the mind boggles at how they arrived at this product.
Anbernic have upended their design language to bring us the RG503. Sporting a big and vibrant 5″ OLED and a new SoC, lets take a look at what they’ve created.
Experimental Pi are a manufacturer of DIY Raspberry Pi powered handhelds and arcades. They were responsible for the PiBoy DMG back in 2020, and now they’re back with the PiBoy XRS DIY handheld.
The Anbernic RG503 has made its debut and is now available to purchase. The RG503 looks to be a low to mid tier device with a couple of nice features, and a couple of apparent oversights too.
The launch of last year’s GPD XP was mostly met with bemusement and frustration. So many unnecessary features, a lack lustre SoC and a high price relegated the device to a very niche market of gamers. But GPD haven’t given up on the XP line just yet, having just announced the GPD XP Plus.
It’s not all about raw power, as is evident by the buzz around Miyoo’s latest handheld. The Miyoo Mini is an evolution of the original BittBoy, and it’s a big step up for Miyoo in quite a few ways. Let’s take a look at what the Miyoo Mini has to offer.
Analogue have been around since about 2012, they’re a company that specialise in re-creating classic consoles from scratch with the use of FPGAs instead of emulation. Their claim is that their machines support 100% of the console’s library (via original cartridge) with no inaccuracies, lag or other glitches. The Analogue Pocket is their take on the GBA and it looks fantastic.
The Anbernic RG552 is part of a wave of more powerful handhelds due to be released in 2021 and beyond. The RG552 takes Anbernic’s well established design aesthetic and adds a larger screen as well as a much needed bump in performance. The Anbernic RG552 is now available, but brace yourself for the price!
As we know, Miyoo already has one new handheld up its sleeve. But evidently one isn’t enough! Short videos of the tiny Miyoo Mini have been doing the rounds on Baidu for a month or so now. Let’s have a look at this dinky little handheld.
Moorechip have just released a bona fide upgrade to the RP2, utilising the same beautiful shell. If you’re already an RP2 owner, the Retroid Pocket 2+ upgrade might be exactly what you’re looking for.