Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Revisiting The Game Boy Advance

Handheld Generic Game Console

Deal Extreme is a weird and wonderful online shop in Hong Kong. They're worth checking out every now and then, just in case they've got some nifty new LED watches, compact flashlights or hand-held games in stock. 

I came across their aptly named Designer 2.9" LCD Portable Handheld Game Console a few days ago. On the outside, it's the spitting image of a crystal clear Nintendo Game Boy Advance. However, it houses an ARM-core emulator and 2GB of memory loaded with about 90 GBA titles and over 300 NES games.

Pokemon galore

A USB cable is included to charge the built-in battery and transfer new games, although there's probably enough here already to keep you occupied for a few weeks. The surprisingly well-built unit does a pretty good job of emulating most games, although some titles exhibit a bit of slowdown and weirdness. Build quality seems rock solid, too.

My main gripe is that the display aspect ratio isn't quite right -- I'm guessing that the creators used whatever panel they could. All in all, this is a great way to get a vintage Game Boy Advance fix for under $50 (with free shipping).

Designer 2.9" LCD Portable Handheld Game Console with 498 Built-in Games


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...