Revo K101 – A Short Review

It took exactly 1 week for my Revo K101 to travel the 6000 miles to my parents house in England. That’s an average speed of 36 miles per hour, in case you wondered. I’m used to waiting 4+ weeks at this time of year, so it was with a childish grin on my face that I hurriedly set off to their house to collect my new toy.

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11 Years On, Nintendo’s Original GBA Gets The Screen It Deserves

Talk to any fan of the original GBA and the only criticism you’ll likely hear will be about the screen. Nintendo made what seems now like an absolutely mind boggling decision to leave the LCD unlit, meaning unless you played the damn thing under perfect lighting conditions you could barely see anything at all. Even in perfect conditions it was dark and severely lacking colour. Nintendo remedied this when they released the GBA in its SP form factor, first with a front light (AGS-001) and then with a fully backlit version (AGS-101). But for many (me included) the original non-clamshell version is preferred, both for its ergonomics and aesthetics. If only there was a solution for that damn screen…

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Revo Is Ready To Roll

I just found this posted by MaxZhou88 over on the Baidu forums. I know it seems to be taking rather a long time, but it looks like it’s finally ready to go. I’d say the box art turned out pretty well, what do you think?

(COMP NOW ENDED) The K101 Needs An Identity, Wants To Be More Than Just A Number

This competition has now ended. The winner will be announced shortly, and part 2 will be kicked off!

Right folks, it’s competition time again. Who’s up for a free K101? Or should I say, which 2 of you are up for a free K101? That’s right, to celebrate the upcoming launch of the new GBA clone, the awesome staff over at www.k1gba.com are going to give 2 of them away!

Interested? Read on for the details.

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A Round Up Of K101 Images

Out of sheer boredom I decided to hunt around the Baidu forum and round up as many images as I could of the new K101 prototypes. I’m afraid I can’t really share much else to put these in context (cos I can’t read Chinese and Google Translate is terrible), apart from the dates that they were posted up. It looks like it’s probably in the final stages of development anyway. Take a look.

Edit: It might help if I explained what the K101 was (doh). It’s the K1 hardware inside a different shell, MaxZhou88 is the man behind the product and this one will have real RTC built in. Other differences to the original K1 seem to be a MiniUSB port (for charging, I guess) and a normal 3.5mm AV Out port.

From the 26th of April, a white unit with black shoulder buttons struts its stuff. Very smart indeed.

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