THIS is NOT a Nintendo Switch! (
from to on 10 Nov 2023 10:41

The Retro Lite CM4 is a passion project by two modders StonedEdge and Dmcke5, inspired by the Switch. This emulation handheld is based around the Raspberry Pi CM4 and RetroPie.

While sharing a very similar look to the Switch, this thing is been built from the ground up, with a custom machined shell, PCB, and various other components. There’s an optional custom dock with an integrated LCD, that can show the current game’s cover art.

Personally, I think this is absolutely impressive. Hats off to these guys!

Picture grabbed from the GitHub, which is also linked below


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I’m open-source; check me out at GitHub. on 10 Nov 2023 12:07 next collapse

This is not a taco!!! on 10 Nov 2023 12:35 collapse

Aw, man… on 10 Nov 2023 12:39 next collapse

Why the hell’d they make it look so much like a Switch? on 10 Nov 2023 13:36 next collapse

I like the styling (but my hands are tiny so the switch actually works for me). I’ve got a AYN Odin for emulation and I generally really like it. The Dpad is a welcome change when compared with the switch. I still don’t understand how Nintendo didn’t put our out special edition joycons with the DPad on the left one. on 10 Nov 2023 14:05 collapse

It’s still basically an extended Dreamcast/Xbox controller layout. You have that set up or a PlayStation set up with both sticks on the bottom instead as the most comfortable layouts for how many buttons games use.

The photo and home buttons are too much though. If they moved or changed the shape of those it wouldn’t look so much like a switch. . on 10 Nov 2023 16:02 collapse

Bruh look at that logo and tell me it’s not intentional. on 10 Nov 2023 16:24 collapse

Yeah that’s just ridiculous on 10 Nov 2023 13:03 collapse

Hats off to them. It looks great.