MaxZhou88’s Digi RetroBoy Prototype

In a previous post I mentioned that the Digi RetroBoy could be a Revo K101 equivalent if it was ever released. Instead of relying on emulation it utilises a hardware solution to play GBA games from a customised GBA cartridge with a MicroSD card inside it. It looks as though the unit is released now, although …

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The Digi RetroBoy May Or May Not Be A Thing

Early last year I discovered a Hong Kong website showing off images of what appears to be another GBA hardware clone. The translation on mponline.hk implies that it was due to be out at the end of last year, but then radio silence until last December when a website called digiretro.com was registered. The digiretro …

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Hooray, Another Way to Play GBA! Said No-one in Years.

Of all the things I could have posted on here in the past 6 months, for some reason it’s yet another GBA emulator that has piqued my interest. I can’t explain it and I’m sorry. Never the less, I absolutely love stuff like this and I’m going to tell you as much as I know …

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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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The Revo K101 Giveaway Continues, Another Winner Announced!

OK, there is going to be a slight change to the program. You can put this down to a breakdown in communication, and I apologise for this, but thankfully the outcome is a happy one. I previously mistakenly reported that the manufacturer has chosen the winner – actually the manufacturer has yet to choose which …

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(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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