Analogue Pocket

The Analogue Pocket is an upcoming FPGA-based handheld game console designed and manufactured by Analogue, Inc.,[1] announced on October 16, 2019 with release set for October 2021. It is designed to play games designed for handhelds of the fourth, fifth and sixth generation of video game consoles.

Analogue Pocket
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ManufacturerAnalogue, Inc.
TypeHandheld game console
Release dateOctober 2021 (October 2021)
Introductory priceUS$199.99
MediaGame cartridges (Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, TurboGrafx-16, and Atari Lynx), SD card
CPUAltera Cyclone V, Altera Cyclone 10
Display3.5" backlit 1600x1440 LTPS LCD display
Connectivity3.5mm headphone jack, Game Boy link cable, Micro SD, USB-C (power only)
Website[1]

DesignEdit

The Analogue Pocket was designed as a "tribute to portable gaming".[2]

The console features a design reminiscent of the Game Boy, with additional buttons for the supported platforms. It features a 3.5" 1600x1440 LTPS LCD display, an SD card port, a link cable port compatible with Game Boy link cables, an HDMI port for screen mirroring, two USB ports for wired controllers and Bluetooth support for wireless controllers.

The Analogue Pocket uses an Altera Cyclone V processor, and is compatible with the original Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges out of the box.[3] With cartridge adapters (sold separately) the Analogue Pocket can play Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color and Atari Lynx game cartridges.[4] The Analogue Pocket includes an additional FPGA, allowing developers to create other "cores".

ReceptionEdit

The Analogue Pocket was announced on October 16, 2019.[5][6][7][8]

AwardsEdit

Analogue Pocket was nominated for Wallpaper's 2019 Design Awards.[9] Pocket was also awarded two Fast Company awards for Best Product Design of 2020[10] and Best Design Innovations of 2020 in the North America region.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Analogue homepage". Analogue, Inc.
  2. ^ Wilson, Mark (2019-10-16). "This new gaming device is like a Game Boy for design snobs". Fast Company. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  3. ^ "Analogue's $200 Pocket could be the ultimate retro gaming portable". Engadget. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  4. ^ "This Handheld Will Play Any Game Boy Cartridge, Ever". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  5. ^ Magazine, Wallpaper* (2019-10-16). "Retro favourite Game Boy has been given a new lease of life". Wallpaper*. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  6. ^ "Game Boy gets extra life in minimal Analogue Pocket". Dezeen. 2019-10-17. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  7. ^ Kuchera, Ben (2019-10-16). "This $199 handheld will be the most decadent way to play Game Boy games". Polygon. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  8. ^ Stein, Scott. "The $200 Analogue Pocket looks like the best Game Boy ever made". CNET. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  9. ^ Magazine, Wallpaper* (2020-01-06). "'Save' separation toilet by Laufen wins Wallpaper* Design Award for Life-Enhancer of the Year". Wallpaper*. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  10. ^ Company, Fast (2020-09-30). "The best product design of 2020". Fast Company. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  11. ^ Company, Fast (2020-09-30). "The best design innovations of 2020 in the North America region". Fast Company. Retrieved 2021-03-27.