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.
First off, I don’t want to call this a review. There are a number of reasons why – the main one being I don’t think you can accurately “review” a console. There are too many variables. Secondly, the OUYA hasn’t officially even launched yet. Yes, all the Kickstarter backers have been sent their OUYAs, but … Read more
Although this review may come a little late for some, it’s been difficult to judge when the best time for it would be. On the one hand earlier is better, it gives you time to make an informed decision before gadget lust sets in and you transfer your Paypal balance half way across the world. … Read more
Before I can even get the S7300 review out of the door, along comes news of JXD’s new machine. Initially there was to be an S5600 released alongside the S7300, but that was shelved and taking its place is the S5800. Although it probably won’t be released until Summer, JXD have already said that the … Read more
The GameStick is basically an OUYA that you can fit in your pocket. It is a Kickstarter-funded, Android-based, open source, home game console for your HDTV. But instead of a little box you put next to your screen, it’s an HDMI stick that comes with (and in) it’s own game controller. That thing with the … Read more
There are many people hoping that JXD’s S7300 ‘does right’ what Archos did wrong on the Gamepad, and we’re now one step closer to finding out. Willgoo are expecting stock towards the end of this or early next month, and for those eager beavers who plonk down a pre-order, you’ll get a free protective pouch, … Read more
Here’s the first video of the JXD S7300 in action, demo’d with Modern Combat 3. It looks like it’s a promotional video directly from JXD, so if they’re sticking to their usual schedule we can expect it to hit shops in about 2 or 3 weeks time. Here’s the video, re-uploaded to Youtube for your … Read more
Hot on the heels of JXD’s new models comes word of two new machines from Yinlips. Actually, info on the YDPG27 has been floating around for a while – but now we also have info on another new and previously unseen model, the YDPG29. Word has it that both consoles are running Sunplus GP3033 SoCs which are based on a single core Cortex A8, PowerVR SGX 531 GPU and 512MB RAM. This looks to be the same configuration used in the lower end JXD S7300A and 5600A models. Nothing to write home about, but perfectly capable of running most games on consoles pre-N64 and PS1 era.
Brian decided to pick up both machines and has kindly provided a couple of photos (including innards!) and a short comparison video of the two units.
If you’re chomping at the bit for more info on JXD’s new gaming tablet, you’re in luck because the technical specs are in! The kind folks over at thinkelectronics.com have furnished us with a promotional PDF from JXD themselves, and lo and behold the S7300 takes pride of place on page 4, shortly followed by a surprise addition in the form of the S5600! I previously mentioned the S7300 but technical specs were none existant at the time – JXD has now spilled the beans, but interestingly these are not rocking the same RK3066 that we’ll be getting in the Archos GamePad.
It was barely 4 months ago that the MK802 Android stick splashed down, causing quite stir in the tech waters. But since then we’ve had a few incremental upgrades to that, more memory in some devices, different SoCs in others. The UG007 has just been announced and is the latest in the line of tiny … Read more