Retro Gaming on the Go

Those who want some retro gaming on the go without paying big Steam Deck, ROG Ally, or GPD WIN 4 prices, have the option of going with something like Anbernic's RG35XX. This handheld device resembles the famous Nintendo Game Boy™ and uses hardware somewhat akin to the Raspberry Pi line of products. This includes a quad-core ARM MCU with a GPU and DDR3 memory, topped off with a nice IPS screen. Running Linux, this device can play a number of emulated games from the past. A 2600 mAh battery gives a decent amount of play time. There are other models, though.

Angernic RG35XX

An Anbernic RG35XX

The RG35XX has two microSD memory card slots, labeled TF1/Int and TF2/EXT for internal and external storage, respectively. The internal storage, which can be on a small card, handles the firmware and internal storage. The other can hold games and can be larger, although a single memory card setup is also possible. A memory card reader for your source computer is recommended, whether USB-A or USB-C in nature. The top of the unit also has a mini HDMI cable for display output and the device is charged by a USB-C port on the bottom.

This USB-C port is On-The-Go (OTG) capable and a USB-C hub will work, although some USB-C features such as power delivery (PD) and display output with DP Alt Mode won't work. We do offer USB-C to USB-A cables and external USB-C storage may also work if you're so inclined. The RG35XX also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and we sell male-to-male audio cables and a 3.5mm splitter/adapter for audio devices requiring them, although the RG35XX also has a speaker. It's a relatively simple device but you can make it your own.

For all your portable gaming needs, Sabrent has you covered, providing high-quality memory cards and accessories.

(images courtesy Anbernic)