Analogue Pocket – portable game console, presented at CES in 2021 year, specs & review
The company Analog announced a real tribute to the era of portable gaming Analogue Pocket. The new gaming device follows in the footsteps of the previously introduced retro consoles Super Nt & Mega Sg.
- Providing the opportunity to enjoy your favorite games, without any emulation, while maintaining compatibility with the cartridge library of more than 2,780 games for the Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance.
In addition, the Analog Pocket supports cartridge adapters for other portable gaming systems, including the Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, & Atari Lynx.
The game console is equipped with a first in class 3.5-inch LTPS LCD display, with a density of 615 pixels per inch & a resolution of 1600 by 1440 pixels 10 times higher than the original Game Boy. Deliveries of the new product, which will cost $ 199, are expected in 2020.
- Interestingly, the functionality of the portable game console is not limited to the gaming experience, since the Analog Pocket has a built-in digital audio workstation called Nanoloop a synthesizer & sequencer designed to create music.
& most importantly, the new product supports: the Analog Dock, the HDMI port of which allows you to output images directly to the big screen, a 3.5 mm headphone output, microSD cards, 2 USB inputs for wired controllers & Bluetooth for wireless controllers.
Retro console Analogue Pocket sold out in 15 minutes!
All upcoming copies of the portable retro console Analog Pocket were sold out 15 minutes after the start of the pre-order. The manufacturer announced this on Twitter.
- The load on the manufacturer’s website before the start of sales was so large that the delivery calculator failed. Because of this, some users were unable to purchase the device, although they added it to the shopping cart in time. The company promised to notify you in the newsletter when the console becomes available for purchase again.
Analog Pocket is a remake of the Game Boy & Game Boy Advance consoles, which also supports cartridges for the Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, & Atari Lynx.
The device will have a 3.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1600×1440 & a configurable frequency. The kit will include a docking station. The device is scheduled for release in May 2021.
Retro is always in fashion
Retro is always in fashion – if for some reason you doubt the truth of this statement, then here’s another argument in its favor: Analogue has announced the Analogue Pocket device that runs games from classic consoles.
- Pocket is compatible with over 2,780 Game Boy & Game Boy Advance entertainment. The device also works with cartridge adapters for other portable systems – Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx, & so on.
The device itself is a small handheld console with a 3.5-inch LCD screen. The display resolution is 1600 x 1440, which is 10 times that of the Game Boy.
The Pocket battery is charged via USB-C. Other technical features include a 3.5mm headphone output, stereo speakers & remapping buttons.
At one time, the Game Boy was popular among composers creating chiptune music. Pocket will continue its glorious tradition – the Nanoloop synthesizer is installed on the console.
- There are two FPGA chips built into the new product, one of which is aimed at developers. In theory, enthusiasts will be able to add support to the device for games that do not work on the release version of Pocket.
In addition, the creators of the console introduced the Analogue Dock. It can be connected to a TV via HDMI to play classics on the big screen. The docking station supports controllers – they will be allowed to connect via Bluetooth or via a USB connector.
Pocket will go on sale in 2020. Price – $ 199 (no docking station – you have to buy it separately). On the official website of the retroconsole, you can subscribe to the newsletter.
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