For those looking to enjoy retro gaming on the go the GameGadget portable is the answer to your prayers. It is specialized for 8-bit and 16-bit playback, and according to the creators of the device it can also play “more recent” games. We’re still unsure exactly what that means, or how many official publishers they have onboard, but the device itself looks interesting.
CPU core: 433mhz dual core CPU
Internal Ram: 64MB RAM / 2GB Flash RAM
Input: D-Pad, 2 shoulder, 4 face, Start, Select & Reset buttons
Outputs: Stereo Speakers, Headphones Jack & TV-out
Display: 3.5” LCD
Screen Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels resolution (16 BIT colour)
Battery: Li-Ion (rechargeable)
Additional Storage: SD/SDHC
Connectivity: Micro USB
Dimensions: 140 W x 75 H x 16 D (mm)
The GameGadget uses an iTunes-like software called GameGadgetGames for purchasing digital downloads. The GameGadget can be used as an e-reader, it can display your photos and be used as an audio player.
- A dedicated retro gaming console all in one device
- Supported by an ‘iTunes’ style software application
- Licensed retro games for quick & affordable download
- Download new content and manage your existing content
- An ever expanding back catalogue – potentially over 100,000 games!
- Easily expand your collection using an option SD card
- Free software updates/upgrades
- Cloud based user accounts – easily restore your collection of games should you have any problems
- Be one of the FIRST to own a GameGadget by pre-ordering now
The GameGadget will be released on March 30th in the UK, for the suggested retail price of £99.99, but if you act now you can score a discount of £20 off the price, bringing the total to £79.99. To order your very own GameGadget, click this link and use the discount code gamegadget20 while checking out.
I’ve put in a request with the distributor to see if we can score a review unit so we can further explain what the device does, which computers it is compatible with and take lots of video footage showing it in action. I’ll keep you posted should I hear anything back.