The Batocera firmware lets you flash a lightweight, emulation-focused operating system onto any flash drive, hard drive, or SD card. So what if we flashed it onto a flash drive, loaded it all up, and then used that as a portable gaming “system” that could be plugged into any Windows PC? That’s what we’re going to explore in this video.
Batocera Nation YouTube channel
USB flash drive
Rii USB wireless keyboard
8bitDo Pro 2 controller
Note that you can use any number of storage solutions to host your Batocera operating system, like an external HDD/SDD, and internal drive installed into your PC, or even a SD card if you have a built-in (or USB) reader.
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The Q20 Mini is the latest budget device from PowKiddy, and at $40 it’s definitely in the realm of “impulse buy” options. So let’s look at how this one performs, especially within the very competitive budget handheld market available today.
Buy one here
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Install custom firmware with my V90 guide
Last updated: 27JUL2021
The Super Console X King is a rebranded version of the beloved Beelink GT King Android TV box, but pre-loaded with EmuELEC 4.2 and a bunch of games. Let’s see how this performs as an all-in-one retro gaming console.
Buy one here (AliExpress)
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Amazon (more expensive but faster)
Directly from the vendor
The RG300X is Anbernic’s latest device — a step forward in craftsmanship, and a step backward in features and performance. Let’s do a deep dive into this device and see if it’s worth the price tag.
BUY ONE HERE
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With so many retro handhelds on the market (and quite a few more on the way), it’s a good time to round up my top five devices as of right now.
Enter the giveaway here
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Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that runs RetroArch front and center. So is this ultra simple firmware a viable option for retro handheld devices like the Anbernic RG351P, RG351M, or RG351V? Let’s dig in and find out.
Buy an RG351 device here
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I’m really excited to learn about Valve’s recently-announced Steam Deck handheld computer. Let’s take a look at its specs and the potential it has to be a best-in-class handheld emulation device.
Steam Deck subreddit: https://reddit.com/r/ValveSteamDeck
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Steam Deck Discord server: https://discord.gg/v3egje3UbR
Let’s get real here. For $10, you can get a really nice chicken sandwich, which will provide you about 15 minutes of happiness; or you can get this case for your Anbernic RG351V, and be happy for the rest of your life. Your choice.
Buy the case here
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Where to buy an Anbernic RG351V
Last updated: 11JUL2021
The tiny TrimUI Model S (now rebranded as the PowKiddy A66) has received a lot of excellent development over the past few months, so it’s time for me to revisit my initial review. And while I initially recommended avoiding this device, these new updates have changed my mind — this is now a device worth considering. Let’s check it out.
Buy one here (PowKiddy A66)
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Buy the old TrimUI Model S
In this video we’ll take a look at the latest Nintendo 64 emulator for the PS Vita, DaedalusX64, and how to get the best performance possible for your beloved device. I think you might be surprised to see how well it runs.
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