The Analogue Pocket Revealed as Retro Cartridge Gaming Device Using No Emulation

Analogue has revealed their newest device in their lineup of retro gaming consoles, The Analogue Pocket.

This digital audio workstation has a built-in synthesizer and sequencer to offer the best retro handheld gaming experience. Out of the box, the Analogue Pocket is compatible with 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance titles. There are additional cartridge adapters that allow it to play Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx, and others too. The device uses no emulation to play the games.

The Analogue Pocket has a 3.5″ 615 ppi, LCD with a 1600×1440 resolution, which is 10x the resolution of an original Game Boy. The device features color accuracy, dynamic range, and brightness as well. There’s a digital audio workstation built-in called Nanoloop, which is designed for music creation and live performances to use the sounds offered on the retro device. The Analogue Pocket is also designed for fpga development for developers to develop and port their own cores to the device.

Lastly, there is a dock available that allows players to sync up to their tv and use any wireless 8BitDO Bluetooth controller directly with the station and play a large screen. USB controls also work.

The Analogue Pocket is scheduled to release in 2020 for $199.

Here are all the specs:

  • Compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance game cartridges.
  • 3.5″ LTPS LCD. 1600×1440 resolution. 615ppi
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • All buttons mappable.
  • Stereo Speakers.
  • microSD.
  • USB-C charging.
  • 3.5mm headphone output.
  • Original-style link plug.
  • Rechargeable battery.

Analogue Dock Specs:

  • HDMI output.
  • 2 USB inputs for wired controllers.
  • Bluetooth for wireless controllers.
  • DAC compatible.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any news of this device closer to launch.

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