The PowKiddy X2 is a pretty brazen attempt to cash in on the aesthetics of the original Nintendo Switch, even by Chinese standards. But hey, at least they switched the colours over! Whilst the PowKiddy X2 is a Nintendo Switch lookalike, it should be no surprise that underneath that Neon Red and Blue colourway it’s another story.
Borrowing colour schemes from Nintendo is a great way to create interest in a handheld, and PowKiddy have done that with their Q90 handheld. The PowKiddy Q90 is an ARM9 machine in a familiar (ahem) turquoise shell and it’ll be shipping this month. Oh, did I mention PowKiddy Q90 looks like a Switch Lite Mini?
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.