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AYANEO Pocket MICRO is a pocket-sized Android game console

The AYANEO Pocket MICRO is a handheld game console that draws inspiration from Nintendo’s Game Boy Micro in that it’s a tiny, pocketable game system with a horizontal layout. But the Pocket MICRO has modern hardware including a bigger, higher-quality display, a faster processor, and support for a much broader set of games. AYANEO hasn’t announced pricing […]

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AYANEO Pocket DMG handheld game console packs a Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 chip into a Game Boy-like body

The AYANEO Pocket DMG is a modern handheld with a design inspired by Nintendo’s classic Game Boy consoles. While most AYANEO devices released to over the past few years have featured a screen squeezed between a set of game controllers, this model has a vertical design with a nearly-square display at the top and a set of […]

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AYN Odin 2 Mini handheld game console with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 coming soon for $329 and up

The AYN Odin 2 Mini is an upcoming handheld game console from the makers of the AYN Odin and Loki line of devices. The name suggests that this Android-powered game console is a smaller version of the Odin 2 that launched last summer, and it does have many of the same specs, while sporting a […]

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Lilbits: Nintendo’s next game console, AYANEO AG01 GPU Dock, and Raspberry Pi Connect

Since launching the Nintendo Switch in 2017, Nintendo has released a few variations of the popular hybrid game console including a Nintendo Switch Lite (which has built-in controllers rather than detachable ones) and the Switch OLED (which has a better display). But the underlying hardware hasn’t changed much in the past seven years. Now Nintendo […]

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AYANEO Retro Mini PC AM02 Review: A powerful, versatile mini PC (that also looks like a vintage game console

Many of the mini PCs that have flooded the market in recent years have drawn inspiration from the Intel NUC line of products that debuted in 2012. Some models manage to stand out with pocket-sized designs, additional storage options, or gaming features. But the AYANEO AM02 is one of the most unusual looking mini PCs […]

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AYANEO Pocket S handheld game console launches via Indiegogo for $399 and up (Snapdragon G3x Gen 2, Android 13, and up to 16GB RAM)

The AYANEO Pocket S is a handheld game console with a 6 inch display, support for up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, and Android 13 software featuring AYA’s custom launcher app and performance tuning utility. It’s also one of the first devices to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 processor, a chip […]

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Lilbits: Apple allows game console emulators in the App Store now… but not this one

Earlier this month Apple updated its App Store guidelines to allow developers to distribute “retro game console emulators” for iOS and iPadOS for the first time. But it was unclear at first whether that meant all emulators were welcome, or if this was just a way to let game publishers offer emulators that would allow you to […]

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ZPG A1 Unicorn handheld game console is coming soon (Updated)

The ZPG A1 Unicorn is a handheld game console with an unusual design, thanks to its compact body built around a 4 inch, 720 x 720 pixel square display. Other features include a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and an Android-based operating system. First unveiled in November, […]

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Sipeed teases a tiny FPGA-based handheld game console

Over the past few years, Chinese hardware company Sipeed has launched a number of intriguing computers and development boards with RISC-V processors, among other things. Now the company says it’s working on something a little different. Sipeed plans to launch a small handheld game system with a 2 inch LCD display, built-in game controllers, and […]

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The NES game console has an unused expansion port, this NES Hub project could put it to use

Nintendo’s first home game console to launch in North America was an 8-bit system with support for up to two removable controllers and a 15-pin expansion port on the bottom. But Nintendo never actually released any accessories for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) that use the expansion port. Over the years, some hardware hackers have […]