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Tag: Portable

Retro-Bit Go Retro! Portable Is Loaded with 300 Licensed Games

Retro-Bit Go Retro! Portable Is Loaded with 300 Licensed Games
Retro-Bit revealed some exciting news at CES this past week in the form of a handheld game system loaded with old-school classics. The company calls it the Go Retro! It has a Game Boy style look, but in a black and red color scheme, with 4 buttons.

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere
For those of you who have been following Technabob over the years, you know I love classic arcade games. I’ve even go so far as to have a custom-fabricated “Basement Invaders” arcade machine built for my man cave.
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Nintendo Ends New 3DS Production in Japan

Nintendo Ends New 3DS Production in Japan
It doesn’t seem like the Nintendo 3DS has been around that long, but it has been six years since the original model launched, and the new version came out in 2014. Kotaku reports that an official notice on the Japanese website for the New Nintendo 3DS states that production of that handheld if over.

AOC i1659fwux USB Monitor Review: Add an Extra Full HD Screen Wherever You Go

AOC i1659fwux USB Monitor Review: Add an Extra Full HD Screen Wherever You Go
When I’m in the home office, I get the benefit of a huge 27″ 5K display on my iMac, but whenever I’m on the road, I just get the 15″ screen that’s built into my laptop.

Zero Breeze Is a Battery-Powered and Portable Air Conditioner

Zero Breeze Is a Battery-Powered and Portable Air Conditioner
Enjoying the outdoors is fun in the summer, but sometimes it’s too hot to be comfortable. That’s when you want to have the Zero Breeze nearby. It is a portable air conditioner that measures just 18.3″ x 6.5″ x 3.8″ and weighs just 8.8 pounds.

This Kayak Collapses So You Can Carry It like a Backpack

This Kayak Collapses So You Can Carry It like a Backpack
Pakayak may be the best name ever for a kayak company, but there is a reason for that name. The Bluefin 14 is a kayak that collapses down so small that you can carry it on your back.

Stick-on Smartphone Macro & Micro Lenses: Blips

Stick-on Smartphone Macro & Micro Lenses: Blips
Earlier this year, we checked out the ScopeAround, a set of affordable scientific cameras that stream video to smartphones. But if you’re looking for something even simpler and cheaper, check out SmartMicroOptics’ Blips, a pair of macro and micro lenses that you stick over your mobile device’s camera.

The GoBoat Is a Boat for Your Trunk

The GoBoat Is a Boat for Your Trunk
Boats are a hassle. You have to park that big thing somewhere, then tow it to the water when it is fishing season. Then you have to care for it, since it is rusting and getting damaged just sitting there in your driveway.

Ben Heck’s Portable Atari 2600: Hand Soldered Handheld

Ben Heck’s Portable Atari 2600: Hand Soldered Handheld
Back in February, The Ben Heck Show had a special episode where Ben took out the Atari 2600’s CPU, RAM I/O and video driver and hand soldered them to a compact circuit board. Now he’s put together that miniaturized system to make a portable 2600.

BB-8 Xbox One Laptop: All-in-One Droid & Gaming System

BB-8 Xbox One Laptop: All-in-One Droid & Gaming System
Last year, console modder Ed Zarick showed off the aesthetic side of his customizing skills with an R2-D2-themed PS4 laptop. Now he’s back with another beautiful one-off, this time based on the new droid on the block.

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI
It’s becoming increasingly clear to makers that single board computers and the DIY devices based on them need control interfaces that are simpler and faster to use than desktop peripherals or even full-on PCs. Pičugins Arsenijs believes he’s come up with a much simpler alternative.

This House-Shaped Tent Is Also Couch and a Bed

This House-Shaped Tent Is Also Couch and a Bed
The Campeggi Ca.Mia packs a bed into a compact bundle, allowing you to store it in a closet shelf for storage or pack it in a bag to take with you. However, it also inflates into couch with an integrated tent, so you can sleep in your own private space.

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX
We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as the basis for a normal-sized laptop, but maker Node managed to cram a Pi 2, a keyboard and a 3.5″ touchscreen into a case that’s roughly the size of a Nintendo DS.

NexDock Laptop Dock: Atrix Reloaded

NexDock Laptop Dock: Atrix Reloaded
Last week we checked out Ben Heck’s keyboard and display in a box that he made to test dev kits. I mentioned that it should be a gadget that already exists. It turns out it does, and it’s called the NexDock.

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero

Raspberry Pi Game Boy Case Mod Has microSD Card Slot in Cartridge: Game Boy Zero
Another day, another Raspberry Pi retro emulator in a Game Boy case. But Redditor wermy426’s Game Boy Zero deserves its own post because it has a couple of neat features. The main one is that he loads software on the Pi by inserting a cartridge, just as you would load a game on a normal Game Boy.

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero
We’ve seen the Raspberry Pi 2 stuffed inside the case of the original Game Boy to make a retro handheld gaming sytem. Redditor bentika did the same but with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. The tiny board made the project cheaper, but no less complex.
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