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?
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 …
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 …
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 …
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!
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.