Hyperkin Kinda Do It Again

Following a review of the data from my wishlist (from the sadly defunct BoxedUp.com) I found something intriguing…

A good while back Hyperkin created a gizmo that turns “your” USB-C integrated phone into a GameBoy!

(A version compatible with iOS is NOT available.)

Looking at the reviews (it’s nearing upgrade time again) I noticed that T3; PC World and VentureBeat weren’t sold on its ability to actually fit the phones it was initially designed for (while Hyperkin have updated this list over the years) and the use-original-hardware-and-emulation approach Hyperkin seem to champion reportedly doesn’t work reliably (in the USB-C version)…

I’m confused; if this doesn’t work: what was the point?!

If haptic-related controls can be used in ports better than this(1) while ROM files (rather than something cached live) work better than this agreeably niche doohicky; noting that actual GameBoys can be bought for less money: I think Hyperkin’s device is due its own “special edition”…

PC World note that “shoulder buttons” are included with the current version and appear to work. Software allowing: perhaps this would allow for GameBoy Advance cartridges to be used as well…

  1. E.g. for the “special editions” of the first two Monkey Island games; for Simon the Sorcerer, and for ScummVM (see Google Play).

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