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BittBoy is a retro pocket console that does a lot for very little

BittBoy is a retro pocket console that does a lot for very little
From TechCrunch - August 27, 2017

The GameBoy Pocket remains one of the best-designed pieces of mobile gaming kit ever in my opinion, which is why I was intrigued by the BittBoy, a new third-party portable console that clearly owes a lot of inspiration to the GameBoy. The tiny handheld packs a library of 300 games built-in, controls that will feel familiar to any Nintendo fan, a battery you can recharge via microUSB and a 2.2-inch IPS display.

First, lets get to the highlights: This thing is super small. Its only about 2.5 by 4 inches, and itll easily slip into just about any pocket. The battery also appears to last quite a while, even though its only 500 mAh; Ive played for quite a few hours on a single charge without depleting it yet.

That screen is also pretty good, especially when compared to the screens of actual retro consoles. There are some issues with colors being rendered weird, but thats the emulation software, not the display itself, as those color oddities carry over to TV output, too.

Speaking of TV output, thats another strengthit ships with a simple mini stereo to RCA AV out, which can plug into any TV with one of those yellow round video inputs. It works, though the cable is somewhat short and the image flickers a bit if theres much cable play, but it came in handy when spending time in a hotel and looking for something to do to pass some time.

The BittBoys biggest strength is its ability to go anywhere while taking up virtually no space in your kit, or adding any weight to your baggage. Its so light you might actually forget youre carrying it, as I have on occasion before emptying my pockets. The buttons and case, while not the most luxurious feeling in the world, also seem like they can take a fair amount of abuse before breaking down.

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