Just Released: The MIYOO mini portable game console

I’m an absolute sucker for portable consoles that can run old games including NES, SNES, and even Playstation titles. I’ve purchased at least six of them over the years and always intend to finish a full game on them – usually Zelda II, for some reason – but I always find a new one by the time I’m halfway through. So here we go again.

The MIYOO mini is a super small, SD-card-based emulator that costs a mere $59. It has a 2.8-inch IPS screen with 640×480 pixels and runs an ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core 1.2G.

As you can see from this video, it runs Retroarch, which is a popular app used in many emulators. It can run multiple cores including SNES, NeoGeo, and GameBoy Advance ROMs. You’ll need to get these ROMs online and drag them onto the micro SD card in order to run them on this little fellow, which isn’t very difficult these days.

Andrew Liszewski already has the product in hand and really likes it and I just put in my order. If you like emulators, this guy looks great. If you don’t want to play SMB on a super tiny screen then you’ll probably be better off looking at something like this Dream Arcades beast or just a Nintendo Switch. But if you’re looking for a nice little handheld that is super cheap and super usable, the Miyoo might be your next crush. You can order it here and the product ships in February.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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