PocketSprite is an ultraportable retrogaming and emulation console. It’s been 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.
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Game Selection & Adding ROMs
- Nintendo Game Boy
- Nintendo Game Boy Color
- NES / Nintendo Entertainment System
- 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 Console Collectors:
PocketSprite is not only a great gaming device, but it's also part of gaming history - the world's smallest playable gaming system. When it launched, we released the PocketSprite Deluxe Edition - an aerospace-grade aluminum case with Gorilla Glass - and they quickly sold out.
The PocketSprite: Atomic Purple Edition has strictly limited stock: we only made 20 in the final production run - and when they're gone, they're gone for good. If you loved your Atomic Purple PocketSprite at the time, you can grab a piece of history with our Atomic Purple PocketSprite.
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|
Injection molded ABS with soft-touch finish and screen filter
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|
13 mm mono speaker
|Wireless||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy|
|Battery||Internal Li-ion battery gives hours of gameplay and lots 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
- Very tiny – fits on your keychain, but still totally playable
- Plays all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, NES and Game Gear games
- Instant resume let’s you pick up a game exactly where you left off
- One-click-upload via Wi-Fi for new games / software / updates
- Rechargeable battery gives hours of gameplay per charge
- High-quality build with tactile buttons and adjustable volume and brightness
- Printed instruction sheet and embossed collector’s storage box
- Open source software and hardware: https://github.com/PocketSprite
- Powerful, ESP32-based hardware development platform