Miyoo teases their GBA SP inspired retro handheld
from preppietechie@midwest.social to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 00:21

Rumor has it that it’s an RK3566 powered device, so systems before PSP, DC, and N64 will work fine, but those three will be a mixed bag.


jecht360@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 00:51 next collapse

I would be interested, depending on the price. Closed shell design means it can be tossed into a bag without worrying about scratching the screen.

kratoz29@lemm.ee on 17 Dec 2023 01:52 collapse

I’d be worried about the unit being scratched ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

NewNewAccount@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 05:22 collapse

A scratched unit still works. A broken screen renders it pretty much useless.

kratoz29@lemm.ee on 17 Dec 2023 07:46 next collapse

I’d prefer no scratches at all, even if that means sacrificing probability, I mean, we could always use screen protectors for that matter, in fact I did, but it never stopped me from overprotecting my clamshell handhelds.

TheEntity@kbin.social on 17 Dec 2023 13:04 collapse

I'm even more worried about the exposed L/R buttons. I have an otherwise perfectly functional Nintendo DS with these buttons being unreliable at best (received second hand already like that). Not that I have any better idea how to solve this, but I'd definitely not just chuck it into a backpack. Maybe a pocket.

NewNewAccount@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 14:39 collapse

I’ve got a Retroid Flip and the shoulder buttons are my largest concern.

loie@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 01:28 next collapse

Absolutely love the miyoo mini plus, very interested in this one.

missingno@kbin.social on 17 Dec 2023 02:01 next collapse

I picked up a Miyoo Mini Plus earlier this year as an impulse buy, and ended up liking it enough that I regret not buying a higher end model with analog sticks. Still, don't know if it's worth trying to upgrade now - I'm waiting for the day we can get a full SteamOS device in this form factor.

yamanii@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 03:40 next collapse

it’s not really needed since the only thing that has an analog stick that it can emulate is a PS1.

nix@merv.news on 17 Dec 2023 03:55 collapse

What games do you play on it?

Yokozuna@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 02:21 next collapse

This looks super sick. Thanks for posting, gona follow this.

demodawg@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 02:57 next collapse

If it works best with older systems, then why the thumb sticks i wonder. Hope they can bump up the power for at least n64 and psp. That would be so nice.

warlaan@lemm.ee on 17 Dec 2023 16:04 collapse

Because they are selling the product the customers think they are getting, not the one that they actually get. I guarantee that a device with thumb sticks and lousy performance will sell better than one without sticks and with better performance.

demodawg@lemmy.world on 18 Dec 2023 03:28 collapse

Hope for better, but expect worse. But that form factor has me hooked.

koolkiwi@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 03:16 next collapse

These sticks look super uncomfortable to use though

the_artic_one@programming.dev on 17 Dec 2023 03:33 collapse

I always found the SP super uncomfortable to hold compared to the original GBA, it’s made for kid-sized hands.

nix@merv.news on 17 Dec 2023 03:54 collapse

I have big hands and the SP is comfy to use, just need to rest your pinkies under the console

MrScottyTay@sh.itjust.works on 17 Dec 2023 09:24 next collapse

Sticks aren’t needed. But what is, is wifi and retroachievement support.

TheEntity@kbin.social on 17 Dec 2023 13:01 next collapse

Do retroachievements even make sense on such a portable device? As far as I know, they don't function at all when offline. When I'm in the range of my wifi, I'm more likely to grab something more akin to a Steam Deck, so Miyoo devices would almost always stay offline.

MrScottyTay@sh.itjust.works on 17 Dec 2023 13:05 next collapse

For me, yeah. I don’t really go out and about with my handhelds, they’re just so I can play anywhere in the house and in bed at night

Tier1BuildABear@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 15:30 collapse

This right here is why I’m SO happy I got the og Miyoo Mini. Perfect size without the extra unneeded bells and whistles

TheEntity@kbin.social on 17 Dec 2023 15:33 collapse

I have the Plus one, also very happy with the size, so all's good. I just know I keep the wifi off almost all the time, so I'm quite confused by the RA craze.

MrScottyTay@sh.itjust.works on 17 Dec 2023 18:23 collapse

Retro achievements are just a nice way to focus on specific games. Since not every game has them, it’s a nice way to whittle down the choice paralysis. It’s nice to just keep track of the progress of your games as a whole too.

However, I do wish the overall RA community was less obsessed with the fake internet points that come with them though. That’s why there’s no plan for an offline version, they’re scared people will manipulate their scores. It’s dumb.

TheEntity@kbin.social on 18 Dec 2023 01:49 collapse

I love the idea of using RA for new game discovery or choosing which one to play! I need to try it out, even without actually using the achievements themselves. Thanks for sharing!

Don't they have a "hardcode" mode already for that?

MrScottyTay@sh.itjust.works on 18 Dec 2023 08:55 collapse

They do have a hardcore mode, but the discourse is still the same in forums whenever people ask about the potential of an offline mode.

AceFuzzLord@lemm.ee on 18 Dec 2023 03:49 collapse

If I had a portable retro console system like that, wifi and retroachievement support would be something definitely on my list of things I’d want. Retroachievements are great for many reasons.

Matriks404@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 14:48 next collapse

I hope somebody in 10 years will make a good 3DS-inspired handheld, well maybe except 3D aspect.

Blue_Morpho@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 16:31 collapse

There is a 3ds style dual screen handheld:

Ayaneo Flip DS

Or build this for a premium dual screen emulator:


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Blue_Morpho@lemmy.world on 17 Dec 2023 23:20 collapse

That’s the YouTube link I linked above.

buru5@lemmy.world on 18 Dec 2023 04:27 next collapse

looks alright color scheme is a bit gaudy and not a huge fan of the big miyoo logo. they can do better than this, i think. i have the miyoo mini plus and really enjoy it so have high hopes.

Grass@sh.itjust.works on 18 Dec 2023 09:15 next collapse

I have enough carpel tunnel already

ZevesdroX@feddit.nl on 17 Dec 2023 18:51 collapse

Looks nice. Wondering about the price…