Last updated: 23OCT2021 (see Changelog for details)
The PowKiddy RGB10 Max is my favorite of the current “budget” (sub-$150) retro handheld devices. Most of that has to do with its lovely 5″ display, plastic shell, and internal WiFi. There are some definitely flaws with the device (underwhelming quality assurance, mono speaker, a weird rubber coating), but it ticks enough boxes that I recommend it as a good starting device for anyone looking to play retro games on a handheld device.
So in this guide I’m going to walk you through the entire process of buying the device, getting oriented with its user experience, and customizing the firmware to suit your needs.
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The Anbernic RG351MP is the latest in a line of RK3326-powered handheld gaming devices. In this video, we’ll take a final look at this console within four different use cases to determine whether the RG351MP is a good fit for you.
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TP Link AC600 5GHz WiFi dongle
Other devices worth considering:
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PowKiddy RGB10 Max
With a 7″ touchscreen and an Android operating system, the PowKiddy X17 appears to be a handheld gaming device worth considering. So how does this stack up to other devices in this $125 range?
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This 10000 mAh battery pack comes pre-loaded with 500 NES games, with a 3″ display and some pretty nice buttons, too. So is it worth your $20, or should you buy a couple Chipotle burrito bowls instead? Let’s find out.
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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.
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Install custom firmware with my V90 guide
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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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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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.
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Spare buttons and case
Copper shim heatsinks
I have both color models of the RGB10 Max in my hands, so let’s do a comparison to see which one you might want to buy. Also, I have a couple cases that should fit the device, so let’s look at those too. Guest cameo appearance by my ODROID Go Super for bonus points.
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Nintendo Switch Lite case
After a long delivery delay, the RGB10 Max is finally in my hands. So how does this new device stack up against other, similar options in the retro handheld market?
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