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Black Miyoo Mini Selling Fast

 It looks like the Black Variant of the V2 Miyoo Mini is now sold out at the official store on AliExpress. At the moment, they have only 39 of the transparent blue left, 74 of the retro grey and 163 of the white left. I expect the transparent blue to be out by tomorrow. No word yet from Miyoo about when a restock is coming but I'm sure one is on the way.  Since releasing at the end of 2021, the Miyoo Mini's popularity has been drastically higher than anyone including Miyoo could have predicted... I'd still suggest waiting for a restock if you are interested in the Black shell. Most of the other places selling the Mini are just drop shipping them at a higher price.  Store Link Below (Disclosure: this link does not have any affiliate codes embedded and I don't benefit from any sales) US $58.00 | MIYOO MINI V2 Portable Retro Handheld Game Console 2.8Inch IPS HDScreen Video Game Consoles Linux System Classic Gaming Emulator https://a.aliexpress.com/_m0S3SUm My V1 Miyoo Mini

Miyoo P60: Upcoming Handheld I'm Interested In The Most

  There are quite a few handhelds still coming out this year, but none have my interest as much as the Miyoo P60 due to pocketability and Miyoo's dedication to improving their products.  Prior to the Miyoo Mini, I didn't have a lot of confidence in products that Miyoo was involved in like the PocketGo S30 and BittBoy handhelds, but they've proven they are invested in supporting their products with the Mini which has drastically improved since the day it released.  While a lot of companies like Anbernic  have products that have crept up into premium level pricing, the P60 looks to be headed towards budget pricing and will likely compete with the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus and Retroid Pocket 3.    We've been talking about the P60 for a while now too. It seems the delay in release has to do with Miyoo ironing out some software issues which is honestly great news. Most of these companies don't care if the software works or not. Miyoo seems invested in making better products.

Ordered A V2 Miyoo Mini

  I went ahead and ordered a V2 Miyoo Mini in blue this time. It looks a lot better than the toothpaste white V1 version I'm using now.  The V2 has a better screen,  improved d-pad/face button action and slightly better battery Performance, so it was hard to say no. Hopefully I receive it within 3-4 weeks so I can let you know.  I feel like the V2 still at the sub $60 pricepoint with a few slight improvements paired with the much improved OnionOS CFW will likely bump things up to a 9/10 type Score from me. https://www.retrokezins.com/2021/12/miyoo-mini-review-micro-retro-game.html

PowKiddy RGB20S Has Been Released

  The PowKiddy RGB20S has released but I'm going to safely assume that it's a bit of a downgrade from the original RGB20 just like the RGB10S was an uninspired slapped together upgrade that was really a step backwards.  I was going to do a review on the RGB10S but it's such an underwhelming experience, I decided to not even bother with it. It's basically just going to sit on my shelf permanently.   $79.99 isn't necessarily a terrible price for this one but you can do better at that that price point today.  https://powkiddy.com/products/powkiddy-rgb10s-3-5-inch-4-3-ips-oga-screen-open-source-handheld-game-console-special-back-button-childrens-gifts Just from photos,  the RGB20S looks like a poor design with buttons and sticks too close to each other to be comfortable and the build quality looks to be pretty cheap too.. possibly worse than the RGB20 build quality.  Regardless, the RGB20S gets a hard pass from me. 

Two Best Under $60 Micro Retro Game Handheld Options

 The market is packed full of "cheap" handhelds, but there aren't many under $60 that are actually good. Two that stick far out of the crowd are the PowKiddy V90 (I have three of them) and the Miyoo Mini (I only have 2 for now). Your best option for ordering either of these at a reasonable price is from the official PowKiddy and Miyoo stores on AliExpress. There are two new versions of the Mini coming out soon as well (translucent blue and translucent black).  Miyoo Mini  The Miyoo Mini sells for between $50 and $60 on average and is well worth the price. The ergonomic design has a premium feel and good for long gaming seasons which is unusual for a handheld this small. Flashing CFW on the Mini is essential and not the most user friendly process so I can only highly recommend this device to people who are fluent in firmware flashing processes or willing to read directions and learn.  My Miyoo Mini Review (Hasn't Been Updated for the latest OnionOS): https://www.retrok

PowKiddy RGB10S: Just Another RK3326 Retro Handheld...

 I can't speak for everyone,  but I don't see any need for yet another RK3326 device, but we are definitely getting another one in April with the PowKiddy RGB10S.  It's a little more pocket friendly than the other RGB10 variants (having only one thumb-stick) but I don't see much purpose in continuing with RK3326 devices which have already oversaturated the market. The RGB10S could be a good RG351V alternative for people who don't like vertical handhelds or are new to scene.  Regardless, I don't have much personal interest in this handheld, but we'll see how it looks when it comes out... Click Image for Retro Dodo write-Up

Retroid Pocket 2 Plus & PCB Upgrade Shipping This Week!

Retroid Pocket 2 Plus FTW Retroid Pocket 2 Plus It looks like the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (RP2+) is ready to start shipping this week. The PCB Upgrade option may start shipping Monday, and the fully assembled RP2+ handhelds may start shipping out on Wednesday.  The nicest bit of information confirmed is that they  are considering releasing the Linux kernel for the device soon! This is great news for the community developers.  Will this be the best deal in budget retro handhelds? My Money says YES.   A few things were officially confirmed by Moorechip ( GoRetroid.com ) on Discord earlier. The highlights of confirmations at the Q&A include: