the entire system (built-in wi-fi hotspot, rechargeable battery, speaker, dual-core, 240 MHz, 520 KB RAM) is far more competent than a conventionally-sized game boy. pocketsprite is available now, on crowdsupply, where it has surpassed its target goal of 20,000 by a multiple of 3.

pocketsprite
all images courtesy of pocketsprite

 

 

also: it’s open source. sure, you could in theory just turn on the pocketsprite wi-fi, connect your computer up to it, and download games via pocketsprite’s desktop interface, but where’s the challenge in that? if you understand a few youtube-tutorial’s-worth of hacking, you could upload whatever you want to this tiny emulator, ‘the world’s smallest emulation device.’ the trend is picking up in a time when some children understand basic code better than they do gestalts laws of perceptual organization — they can’t understand why the tall skinny glass actually has less water than the short, wide one, but they can hack your iPad just fine; pocketsprite’s open source isn’t targeted towards a niche, nerdy group, rather, it’s targeting a growing majority of game lovers and capable coders.

pocketsprite

 

 

a few more specs: pocketsprite gives you nice, vague ‘hours’ of battery life. you can also resume gameplay seamlessly, after taking a break. it’s a console literally the size of a keychain toy with a screen no larger than your own thumbnail. it’s a pretty revolutionary little thing that’s picking up on the wind a ton of trends — trends that are heading for open, mainstream waters in short years to come. sound like you? check it out on crowdsupply.

pocketsprite

pocketsprite

pocketsprite

pocketsprite

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news