Game Boy 2.0? Analogue to release Pocket, a retro-style portable gaming console 

Jul 30, 2020
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BACK to the future! Drop your mobile phone; this little buddy is angling to be your new best friend.

Retro-gaming company Analogue announced that it’s finally dropping Pocket, a Game Boy-inspired handheld game system. It will be released in the United States next week.

Pocket is compatible with game cartridges from systems like Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance, Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and, yes, even the Atari Lynx. It has a built-in cartridge adapter so you can plug in the old games you still have lying around the house.

And the best part? Its battery can last up to 10 hours per charge.

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The portable console has 3.5-inch LCD screen with a 600x1440 resolution (10 times better than the OG Game Boy capability). It can be connected to PC using sync cables.

If you want to relive your childhood memories on a giant screen, Pocket can also connect to an HDTV (though you'll have to purchase a specialized dock for that).

It isn't just for gamers, however. If you're a budding musician, Pocket also accommodates music production by doubling as a digital audio workstation. It comes with both a synthesizer and a sequencer called "Nanoloop."

Pocket opens for pre-order on August 3 on Analogue’s website, and will retail for $200, or around P9,830.

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