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PocketSprite Puts Portable Gaming on a Keyring

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Portable gaming has come in many forms over the past few decades with both Sega and—more successfully—Nintendo putting gaming hardware in our pockets. More recently, the focus has switched to gaming on our smartphones. Now we are getting gaming on a keyring thanks to PocketSprite.

 

PocketSprite claims to be the world's smallest portable gaming device, and it's hard to argue against that. It measures just 55 by 32 by 14mm, and yet inside you'll find a super bright 96-by-45-pixel display (25 by 22mm 5:4 screen ratio) capable of 60fps, a mono speaker, rechargeable battery, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a D-pad and four buttons under the screen, and a Micro USB port for battery recharging.

 

It supports Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Master System, and Game Gear games playable on the included GNUBoy and SMS Plus emulators. There's also a so-called "Boss Mode," allowing the PocketSprite to instantly turn on and let you pick up where you left off playing a game. Adding new games is done over Wi-Fi and stored on the the PocketSprite's 128Mbit flash drive.

 

 

PocketSprite was developed by a team in Hong Kong led by Jeroen Domburg. He originally built the device as a proof-of-concept in 2016, and it proved popular with those who saw it. Now it's (hopefully) coming to market if the CrowdSupply crowdfunding campaign is a success. The team is asking for $20,000, of which $7,505 has already been pledged.

 

If you want a PocketSprite, early birds can secure one to put together themselves for just $45 with free shipping worldwide. A pre-assembled unit is $55 and a Deluxe Edition, which uses a "machined aerospace-grade aluminum case and quartz screen protector," costs $199; only 200 will be offered.

 

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