Our friends over at ThinkGeek.com have come up with the answer to our portable emulation prayers! A single hand held unit that will run most of your favorite emulators and play all of your favorite roms. We all love the Nintendo DSI, but this unit takes things to a different level with boundless possibilities for the user.
The unit has limited software when you first open it from the box. However, I am sure, all of our readers have all of the emulators and roms they need in some old hard drive stuffed away in the basement or attic.
The unit runs:
and many many more…..
The unit does more than just emulate great retro games, it also plays MPEG 4 videos, xvid and divx. The unit features voice recording, calendar, e- book reader etc etc etcetera… You can navigate the menu through a high resolution touch screen. All in all, this is a wonderful piece for the retro gamer. There is even an active community of developers that are writing for the unit, the possibilities are endless!
Price $179.99, thinkgeek.com
Here is a great site where you can download all the emulators available for the Wiz as well as other homebrew software. Please take a look at this before you buy.
- Pocket gaming system can emulate oodles of different old computer systems, arcade games and retro gaming consoles
- Emulation Software Available for: MAME (retro arcade games), Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore VIC20/64/128, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, NeoGeo and more
- Built-in support for Flash based games
- High-resolution OLED touchscreen with removable stylus
- Built in mic for voice recording
- Stereo Speakers
- Gaming controls feature a d-pad on the left with buttons/d-pad on the right and two shoulder buttons on the top
- Runs Linux
- Buit-in 2000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery runs the system for up to 7 hours
- Charges via USB
- CPU – ARM9 533MHz (overclockable to 800MHz), H/W 3D Accelerator
- LCD – 71.12mm(2.8inch) QVGA OLED Touch Screen
- RAM – 64MB
- Built-in Storage – 1GB
- Expansion Port – SD/SDHC
- O/S – Linux
- USB – 2.0 High Speed
- Connecting Port – 24Pin (Other port supported)
- Battery – 2000mAh Lithium-ion Polymer
- Charging System – AC Power / USBPort
- Audio – Built-in Stereo Speakers and 3.5mm headphone jack
- Size – 121mm(w) x 61mm(h) x 18mm(d)
- Video Formats Supported – MPEG4, Xvid, DivxAVI
- Audio Formats Supported – OGG, WAV
- Video Resolution – Max480*272 30fps
- Bit Rate – Image: Max 2500kbps, Sound: Max 384kbps
- Subtitles – smi File
- Built in Flash Light 8.0 Support