Let’s find out if adding a little silicone grease can improve the feel of squeaky buttons on retro handhelds.Continue reading “Can Silicone Grease Improve Retro Handheld Buttons?”
Miyoo Mini Button and Sticker Mods (Sakura Retro Modding)
Today we’re going to look at some button and sticker mod options for the Miyoo Mini handheld devices.
Check out the Sakura Retro Modding store
Buy a Miyoo Mini:
AliExpress (often the best price)
or via Amazon (faster shipping)
or via KeepRetro
I made a *BRAND NEW* NES game!
At long last, I’m ready to share my creation with the world. Hope you like it.Continue reading “I made a *BRAND NEW* NES game!”
PowKiddy X18S Firmware Upgrade (LineageOS, Android 11)
In this video I’ll show you how to upgrade the operating system on the PowKiddy X18S to the slim and stable LineageOS from Black Seraph. We’ll also test out emulation performance with this new OS running N64, PSP, Dreamcast, GameCube, PS2, and more.
Black Seraph’s Patreon
JimRPG’s GameCube settings
Taki Udon’s PS2 settings
Guide: PowKiddy X18S Hardware Mods
Last updated: 24NOV2021
At $170, the PowKiddy X18S currently provides the best emulation performance you can find in a sub-$200 dedicated handheld right now. But as I demonstrated in my review video, its hardware leaves a lot to be desired. In this video we’re going to improve the gameplay experience by upgrading the d-pad, analog sticks, and face buttons to make this device a little bit more of a bargain. This is the first in a two-part video series; in the next X18S video I will upgrade the software experience with LineageOS.
My X18S review video
Tools and Materials:
Nintendo DS Lite d-pad
PS Vita 2000 analog sticks
RG350 rubber membranes
iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit
PS Vita analog stick caps – not recommended for this device, but they are mentioned in the video and work great on the PS Vita or ODROID Go Super (with PS Vita stick mod).Continue reading “Guide: PowKiddy X18S Hardware Mods”
RGB10 Max Screen Replacement Guide
In this video I’ll show you how to swap out the PowKiddy RGB10 Max screen for a replacement, in case something happens to yours.
PowKiddy RGB10 Max
Screen and other parts
Game 4 All CM4 GBA unboxing and testing
In today’s video we’re going to take a look at Retro Dreamer’s upcoming Game 4 All (G4A) device, which places a Raspberry Pi CM4 module inside an original Game Boy Advance shell, with some clever tricks along the way. Let’s find out if this is worth the Kickstarter pledge prices of $100 (DIY kit) and $167 (pre-assembled unit).
ETA Prime teardown (starts as 06:09)
Rechargeable batteries and charger
My Retro Game Case catalog
RGB10 Max Button Swaps: Panda and Tiger Mods
In today’s video we will swap out the buttons on each PowKiddy RGB10 Max model for a cool effect. Even better, PowKiddy even sells the “panda” mod version already! We’ll also fix the screen lifting issue, and try out some CPU heatsinks.
Buy the RGB10 Max
Spare buttons and case
Copper shim heatsinks
Anbernic RG351 Screen Protector
Today we’re going to do a quick video showing off a glass screen protector for the Anbernic RG351P, RG351M, and PowKiddy RGB20. Not only will it protect your screen, but it covers up the “Anbernic” and PowKiddy” logos to give your device a cleaner look.Continue reading “Anbernic RG351 Screen Protector”
3D-Printed Grips for RG350 and RG351 Devices
In today’s video we’re going to test seven different 3D-printed grips designed by Lupus Worax Custom. I’m keeping my favorites, and giving away the rest, so be sure to watch to the end for more info. Enjoy!
Check out the designs
Buy a 3D printer
Skull & Co thumb grips