Portable retro gaming consoles are nothing new, but RetroStone boasts a Game Boy-inspired design and has features not found in its competitors. The device is powered by a RetroStone Pi SBC (single board computer) running an H3 processor (4-cores @ 1.2GHz), and features a 3.5″ display, up to 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, four USB ports, HDMI out, as well as an Ethernet port. You can also turn it into a computer by simply connecting a display, keyboard and mouse. Whether it be word processing, browsing YouTube or watching movies on a big screen, this compact device does it all. Read more for another hands-on video, additional images and information.
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Matthew Parrish, a photographer from Boardman, Ohio, wanted to upgrade an old Nintendo Game Boy Color. So, he attached an Olympus OM10 SLR camera, making it perfect for pixel portrait photography. How? The camera’s sensor was taped to a small piece of cardboard to fit in the film exposure window from the partially disassembled Game Boy camera. “Okay but that’s not really what he did – he opened up the Game Boy camera to expose the image sensor and mounted it inside the old SLR shell by taping the camera to the game boy camera,” said his friend Max Krieger. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Photographer Bastiaan Ekeler decided to upgrade his Game Boy Camera with a custom Canon EF lens mount, which gives it a maximum focal length of just over 3,000mm. “The Game Boy Camera has a sensor size of about 3.6mm2, which seems equivalent to a 1/4″ sensor. This gives the GBC a crop factor of about 10.81. With my 70-200mm f4 mounted on a 1.4x extender, this gives me a max equivalent focal distance of about 200 x 1.4 x 10.81 = 3,026.8mm,” said Ekeler. Continue reading to see photos taken with the lens and more information.
The RetroMini looks like a Game Boy Pocket at first glance, but it’s actually a portable game console that comes loaded with 548 GBA games, all for $49.99 shipped. Featuring a 2.0″ display, microUSB charging port, microSD card slot to add games, and a removable BL-5B 1020 mah lithium polymer battery that is good for up to 6-hours of continuous play. Product page. Continue reading for another detailed video review, more pictures and information.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can already be enjoyed on the go via the Nintendo Switch, but if the company ever released a Game Boy Color version, this is probably what it would look like. Sure, the graphics may not hold a candle to the Switch’s, but it does capture the mood while retaining design elements from Link’s Awakening. Continue reading for more interesting gaming images from around the web.
HyperKin’s SmartBoy turns compatible smartphones into a real Game Boy that works with official cartridges, and it’s being offered for just $29 shipped, this week only, originally $49.99. Easy to install, just attach the SmartBoy to your device, pop in your favorite game, and make your friends jealous. Start playing in seconds. Featuring a classic-style tactile button set, and it upscales to your phone’s resolution without requiring batteries. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.
Game Boy iPhone cases are nothing new, but this one from Wanle actual doubles as a playable gaming machines, loaded with some timeless classics. In addition to Tetris, Tank, F1 Racing, and Snake, your iPhone retains full functionality with complete access to all ports, and without draining your handset’s power either, as it uses its own button-cell battery. Continue reading for two more videos (including one of the Samsung Galaxy version) and more information.
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We covered PocketSprite, a few weeks ago, but now, reviewers all over the world have gotten their hands on a few prototype units. Just to recap, this keychain-sized gaming machine is powered by an ESP32 dual-core 240 MHz processor with 512 KB of RAM, and can emulate Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, Game Gear, and many other gaming consoles quite brilliantly, or at least for its size. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.
Nikola Culjic is a self-taught artist from Serbia who specializes in creating drawings that appear three-dimensional when viewed from certain angles, like the Nintendo Game Boy above. “I started drawing portraits and it was hard, there were great artists which in this holy will never achieve (maybe one day), so I decided to draw something different, something rear. 3D is something what people like and I want to be the best at this. I am using colored pencils, markers and pastel. Inspiration is everywhere, just need to catch it,” said Nikola. Continue reading for more pictures.
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Nintendo Game Boy fans rejoice! Soon, you’ll be able to get your hands on an aluminum version of the original console, but with a few modern upgrades, thanks to Hyperkin. Code named “Ultra GB,” this portable gaming machine will feature left and right audio for stereo as well as an audio amp – possibly LSDJ chip tune software, a USB-C charging port, an RGB wheel to cycle through color options, all priced at under $100 when it’s released. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to make custom Star Wars lightsabers.