If you’re here right now, you’re here for one of two reasons. The first being that you already know who Analogue is as a company and you’re wanting to sink your teeth into their newest venture. Or, if that isn’t the case, you’ve never heard of Analogue, but the word Pocket intrigues you because it makes you think of Gameboy Pocket. No matter which of the two reasons you’re here, you will not be disappointed. Let me explain.
‘A multi-video-game-system portable handheld. A digital audio workstation with a built-in synthesizer and sequencer. A tribute to portable gaming. Out of the box, Pocket is compatible with the 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance game cartridge library. Pocket works with cartridge adapters for other handheld systems, too. Like Game Gear. Neo Geo Pocket Color. Atari Lynx & more. Completely engineered in two FPGAs. No emulation.’
Official Announced Features and Specs:
- ‘Your Pocket just got bigger. Pocket is designed around a first-in-class 3.5”, 615 ppi, LCD. With a 1600×1440 resolution, Pocket has 10x the resolution of an original Game Boy. Yeah. We can hardly believe it, either. Pro level color accuracy, dynamic range, and brightness. There has never been a display this advanced in a video game system.
- A tribute to portable gaming (this means it plays other portable games besides Nintendo’s)-Cartridge adapters required for Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx [ Sold Separately ].
- Analogue isn’t just for games anymore. It’s for making music. Pocket has a digital audio workstation built in called Nanoloop. It’s a synthesizer and a sequencer. Designed for music creation and live performance. Shape, stretch and morph sounds. Capture music or play and sculpt live.
- Now you can help preserve video game history, too. Pocket is designed for development. We added a second dedicated FPGA just for developers to develop & port their own cores. With access to Analogue’s proprietary hardware and scalers – we think developers are going to do some amazing things.
- 1 more thing-Introducing Analogue Dock™, for when you put it down. Play your Pocket on the big screen. Put your Pocket into Dock and it outputs directly to your HDTV. Sync up any wireless 8BitDo Bluetooth controller directly to Dock for wireless play. You can connect controllers directly via wired USB, too.
- Compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance game cartridges. 3.5” LTPS LCD. 1600×1440 resolution. 615ppi Rechargeable lithium ion battery. All buttons mappable. Stereo Speakers. microSD. USB-C charging. 3.5mm headphone output. Original-style link plug. Rechargeable battery.
- Dock specs-HDMI output. 2 USB inputs for wired controllers. Bluetooth for wireless controllers. DAC compatible.
- Analogue Pocket $199.99. Analogue Dock $TBA. Coming 2020.’