Saturday June 18, 2016

Phone Case Turns Your Android Phone Into A Game Boy

What was once an April Fool’s joke is now real. This actually accepts Game Boy cartridges, so it’s a much more authentic experience than just loading an emulatorآ—but I’m not sure I like GB that much.

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آ…the developer version of the Smartboy will retail for $59.99 and can be pre-ordered on Hyperkin's website. The good news is that it plays both Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles (yay!) using open-source software. Sadly, it only works with Android phones, as Hyperkin will only work with phones that run Google's OS. In a super cool move, Hyperkin is offering a royalty percentage to anyone that can improve the Smartboy's serial app and firmware.

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