Hacker's Edition

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  • Regular price $54.95

Each Hacker's Edition includes:
  • Hacker Edition: Collector's box, PocketSprite Kit, USB Cable + Instructions
  • Rapid Worldwide Shipping
  • Purchase Protection: Money Back Guarantee
  • Private Encrypted Checkout: Secure & Discrete

Please note, this product is currently on Preorder! Shipping June 2018

Meet the PocketSprite Hacker's Edition

PocketSprite is the world's smallest portable gaming device. It's an ultraportable gaming and emulation console, engineered to be highly playable, easy to use, easy to update, and designed to let you pick up where you left off, and put it down again.

The Hacker's Edition comes in "Kit Form". All the fiddly SMD work is done, but you can click in the buttons, glue the screen and get the satisfaction of seeing the insides before closing the outsides. Comes with spare buttons, screen filter and case.

The PocketSprite isn't a gimmick. It's a powerful device in a beautiful, strong case. Each PocketSprite is built from high-quality ABS plastic, with super-strong Gorilla Glass screens. It's built to last and entertain for a long time.

Game Selection & Adding ROMs

PocketSprite comes pre-loaded with two emulators, GNUBoy and SMS Plus, that allow you to play every single game on the following platforms:

  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Game Gear

When you’re tired of the pre-loaded open source games, uploading a new ROM is literally a one-click process. It’s done over-the-air. On Windows, Linux, Mac, or Android, no cables or drivers needed – just connect to PocketSprite’s Wi-Fi network, upload the ROM through PocketSprite’s web interface, and you’ll be playing.

For Gamers: Relive Retro Gaming in Your Pocket

If you spent all your pocket-money on AA batteries, dreamed of falling blocks, or have a soft spot in your heart for rectangular controllers, PocketSprite is for you. Throw on your favorite games in a click and fill in the otherwise wasted moments of your daily transit.

For Hardware Hackers: An Open Source Dev Platform

PocketSprite is a great gaming console in a tiny package, but look under the hood and it’s so much more. It’s an open source, mature development platform that features a full-color, high-contrast OLED screen, sound, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, storage, and an internal rechargeable battery, all wrapped in a beautifully crafted yet rugged ABS case. PocketSprite’s open source toolchain and robust bootloader make development a snap. Say goodbye to re-inventing the wheel. Say adieu to bricking and JTAG angst. Say hello to rapid development on your favorite new hardware device.

How It Works

We’ve spent an embarassing amount of time making this thing perfect instead of doing our day jobs.

We’ve wrestled a highly flexible, tiny microcontroller into submission and we’ve written some fairly great code to give you a superb gaming experience and snappy framerates. Turn it on, pick an emulator and ROM, and you’re off. Flick it off because your boss / teacher / partner is glaring at you, and when you turn it back on, you’re right back where you were.

Want to add more ROMs, other emulators, or your own programs? PocketSprite’s update mechanism is simplicity incarnate: it makes its own Wi-Fi hotspot, and you upload your new apps in literally one click.

Features & Specifications

Dimensions 55 x 32 x 14 mm
Processor ESP32 dual-core 240 MHz MCU
Storage 128 MBit flash, 520 KB RAM, 448 KB ROM
Enclosure

Injection molded ABS with soft-touch finish and screen filter

Screen

Gorilla Glass 4

Buttons Injection molded ABS and tactile click: power, A, B, start, select, game pad
Display OLED screen, 25 x 22 mm, 96 x 64 px, cropped to 5:4 ratio, 60+ FPS
Audio

13 mm mono speaker

Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy
Battery Internal Li-ion battery gives hours of gameplay and months of standby
Recharging via Micro USB port, cable included
Packaging Collector’s storage box (95 x 60 x 34 mm) and printed quick-start instructions
Emulators GNUBoy for Game Boy & Game Boy Color, SMS Plus for Sega Master System & Game Gear
Documentation https://pocketsprite.com and https://github.com/PocketSprite
Easter Eggs They’re there, you just need to find them.

   

Give It to Me Short and Sweet

  1. Very tiny – fits on your keychain, but still totally playable
  2. Plays all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, and Game Gear games
  3. Instant resume let’s you pick up a game exactly where you left off
  4. One-click-upload via Wi-Fi for new games / software / updates
  5. Rechargeable battery gives hours of gameplay per charge
  6. High-quality build with tactile buttons and adjustable volume and brightness
  7. Printed instruction sheet and embossed collector’s storage box
  8. Open source software and hardware: https://github.com/PocketSprite
  9. Powerful, ESP32-based hardware development platform
  10. PocketSprite Coding Challenge: code something cool, win the €1000 prize money

What do I need to assemble this?

The Hacker's Edition is intended for people who miss the fun of building things from kits. Maybe you'd like to build it with family or friends, maybe you plan to hack and develop on the system, or maybe you'd like to see how it works.

Assembly is incredibly easy. You don't need to solder anything, and you don't need any special tools. You'll need:

  • Your PocketSprite Kit
  • A clean workspace
  • Glue. In the factory, we use a 'Low Frosting' / 'Low Fogging' glue, such as Loctite 403 / 406 / 408 / 460 / 4206, but you can use superglue with a bit of care.
  • A pair of hands

Step by Step assembly

  1. Unpack everything, and ensure that you've got all parts:
    1. PocketSprite Circuit Board (with battery + speaker)
    2. Case, front & back element
    3. 'D-pad' / Arrow button
    4. Round A / B buttons
    5. Skinny 'Start / Select' buttons
    6. Power button
    7. Keyring chain
    8. Screen protector glass
  2. Start by gluing the screen protector into the top of the case. Be careful not to get fingerprints on the protector glass.
    1. Place a few drops or a very thin line of glue in the recessed channel on around the screen on the top case.
    2. Ensure that the screen protector's black printing is at the bottom, and the LED hole is to the left
    3. Place the screen protector
    4. Let the glue dry in a well ventilated area. If 'fog' starts to form on the screen, carefully clean the screen.
  3. Turn over the case top, and place the D-Pad, A & B buttons, start and select buttons and power button.
  4. Place the keyring chain into the top corner of the case top.
  5. Remove the protective plastic from the screen. Be careful not to get fingerprints on the screen.
  6. Place the PCB into the case top, ensuring that the speaker is seated into the speaker holder.
  7. Position the battery on the back of the PCB.
  8. Make sure you haven't forgotten anything, and clip the case back onto the case top.

You're ready to rock and roll!

Check out our assembly video below

Shipping information & Delays

PocketSprite.com is partnered with professional, reliable shipping companies to ensure your package arrives as quickly as possible. 

All parcels have reliable warehouse-to-door tracking.
See the table below for average delivery times.

These times may fluctuate due to time of year and carrier loading. They are provided as a reference and are non-contractual.

Region Worldwide Shipping Express Shipping
Americas
North America 8 - 14 days (DHL Post) 6- 8 days (DHL)
Central America 10 - 18 days (DHL Post) 6- 8 days (DHL)
South America 10 - 18 days (DHL Post) 6- 8 days (DHL)
Europe
Western Europe 6 - 12 days (DHL Post) 5 - 8 days (DHL)
Southern Europe 10 - 18 days (DHL Post) 6- 8 days (DHL)
Eastern Europe 10 - 18 days (DHL Post) 6- 8 days (DHL)
Oceania
Australia & New Zealand 4 - 8 days, (AU / NZ Post) 3 - 6 days (DHL)
Middle East
Turkey 9 - 13 days (DHL Post) 5 - 8 days (DHL)
UAE 5 - 9 days (DHL Post) 3- 6 days (DHL)
Asia
South East Asia 2 - 3 days (EMS Express) 2 - 3 days (DHL)
East Asia (Japan) 3 - 6 days (EMS Express) 3- 6 days (DHL)
Central Asia 8 - 12 days (EMS Express) 5 - 8 days (DHL)