I was kindly sent one of these a couple of weeks ago, though I wasn’t asked to review it and I have no retailer or other beneficiary to promote in this post – just so you know!
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 … Read more
You’ve probably seen consoles similar to this before, in fact I remember reading about the Retron 3 a few years ago but I never really paid it much attention. This one seems to have grabbed the attention of a few tech sites though, mostly due to its insane console compatibility I assume. The idea is … Read more
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.
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…
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?
I don’t know about you, but I’d say they’ve nailed the button responsiveness issue. Looking good! The winner of the 2nd part of the competition should be announced here tomorrow. Currently the staff at k1gbasp are mulling over the entries with the manufacturer to see which design will be most suitable. I’ll let you all … Read more
First of all, thanks to everybody who suggested names for the K101, the sheer amount of responses really took me by surprise and the guys in China had a very tough time choosing their favourite, hence the delay in the announcing the winner… sorry about that! It’s really great to see so many people interested in this gadget.
In preparation for the end of the competition, the folks at K1GBA have opened up pre-orders for the K101. The device is expected to be shipped within 1 month, which leaves just enough time after the competition ends to print the winner’s name and logo onto the device and get the packaging done. The pre-order … Read more