A Round Up Of Currently Available Handhelds

It’s been a good few years since I did this, and a few people have asked. Below is a table of some of the more obscure handhelds that are currently available. I’m sure this list isn’t exhaustive, indeed I have purposely left out all of the Famiclone style devices and some of the older machines …

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The Digi RetroBoy GBA Clone

The Digi RetroBoy GBA is either a clone of the K101 hardware (a clone of a clone?) or it is the same hardware. Either way, the important thing to note is that this is not a GBA emulator. It runs GBA games natively through reverse engineered hardware. It is the work of the K-Team in 2011 that attained this feat of engineering, and is what brought us the original Revo K101 and K101+ too.

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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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