Check out the most stylish handheld games device ever
Analogue Pocket takes retro gaming into stylish new territoriyIf Steve Jobs designed a Game Boy, it might looks something like this
Here at 1st11 we are big fans of design, game devices are truly great not only when they technically fulfill our needs. They can become iconic when the design is perfectly dialled in. One of the most iconic designs in gaming history is the Nintendo Game Boy, if you managed to get your hands on one of the original Game Boy's from the late 1980's they are beutifully designed. Great Battery life, tactile, robust, great colours, buttons... They invite you in and encoutage you to keep picking it up day after day.
Enter the Analogue PocketIt's as if a Game Boy was given a makeover for the 21st century
In the current era of monolithic black mobile slabs and tablets, lets face it most phones all look the same these days. Apart from updating to a slightly better refresh rate or adding yet another camera, it is hard to get excited about playing games on these devices. Phone design back when Steve Jobs was at the forefront was all about style, vision and technology meeting utility. Just ask anyone who worked for Apple back in their prime.
If Steve Jobs worked for Nintendo in the 1980's, the Game Boy might have looked something like this
When it launches the Analogue Pocket will be compatible with 2780 Game Boy cartidgesThat includes Game Boy Colour and Game Boy Advance games
It will also have 10x the resolution of the original Game Boy and also a built in 8 bit digital synth workstation as well. Analogue are known within the gamign world for adding a whole new spin and approach to treasures of gaming history, they gave also developed slick wireless versions of the Sega MegaDrive and Super Nintendo. Also available is a homage to early CD rom games with the Analogue Duo (more on that in another article!)
We cannot wait to get our hands on this and re-visit classic titles like Mega Man II, Castlevania, Tetris and more!
Pre order now directly from Analogue