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[OBSOLETE] Retroid Pocket 2 Review

[Previous Update: December 18, 2020... Due to the low price of the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (RP2+, the original Retroid Pocket 2 is in effect now obsolete. See RP2+ Review . GoRetroid.com site has now removed the original RP2 from sales... Following review remains as it was in 2020...] -- JAN 2022 Retroid Pocket 2 Review  - $84.99 Score 💖 8.5/10 The Good 🔥Price 👍Build Quality   👍Handles PS1/PSP/N64 Well 👍Comfortable Form Factor 👍Great Customer Service  The Bad 👎Android 8 Is Buggy 😬Plastic Material Feels Slick  💩Retroid OS is a Mess 👎Takes a Lot of Tweaking  👎Delivery Is Slow  👎Face Buttons Are a Bit Small All in all, for the price there aren't many complaints about this system. While its not my favorite handheld, its very close and I find myself using it more and more the longer I have it. I'd definitely suggest buying one or two at the current price because they will not be in production forever. There are some flaws with the system but it really gives us

Retroid Pocket 2 Plus: First In-Depth Look by Taki (YouTube)

Screenshot from Taki's RP2 Plus Video (YouTube) If you have any interest in the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus ($99), you definitely need to check out Taki's latest in-depth YouTube video! The stock Firmware looks like a huge improvement this time around and it should be a lot easier to setup than the original RP2 which was on the difficult side for setup. Add in improved buttons, a drastically more powerful processor, Android 9 optimization, and a touchscreen, I really don't see any reason to not buy this handheld at $99.  For $99 ... at least on paper, this is the best thing that has happened in the budget priced handheld realm in a while...  The RP2 Plus can be pre-ordered now for $99 + Shipping! Units are expected to ship out by December.  https://www.goretroid.com/products/retroid-pocket-2-plus-handheld-retro-gaming-system

Retroid Pocket 2 Plus Available To Order (Pre-Order) Now

The Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (2.5) and PCB Upgrade ordering is now live! Goretroid.com **This could end up being the best value buy in handheld gaming at $99. My only disappointment at the moment is that it was not stated that this would be a pre-order. I was under the impression like most people that the orders would be ready to go today. It's still a great deal but there was a lack of communication issue when it came to the release... It looks like orders will physically ship out at the end of November or early December.  To keep things simple, I put in an order for an assembled Retroid Pocket 2 Plus for $99 + $12 Shipping. I'll probably also order a PCB Upgrade at some point too. My initial order is in the books so now it's just a waiting game. Giving the current state of shipping system in the US (which is a disaster), I don't expect to have one in my hands until late December.  To upgrade your existing original RP2, the price would be $65 for t

Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64) Running Well on Retroid Pocket 2.5 PCB Upgrade

Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64) on Retroid Pocket 2.5 Conker's Bad Fur Day ran poorly on the Retroid Pocket 2. Some N64 games actually ran well on the RP2 too but many struggled. *Keep in mind emulation on its own is perfectly legal. Downloading, distributing or buying/selling ROMs is not. Posts like this one are for informational and research purposes.  Another interesting test video from Taki with the Retroid Pocket 2.5 (Retroid Pocket 2 Plus) PCB Upgrade which will be available to purchase on Friday at GoRetroid . We should also be seeing the Retroid Pocket 3 dropping in the near future! Considering the less than stellar N64 Emulation Performance on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo should really consider hiring the Android based developers who seem to squeeze more out games. Nintendo has been missing out on the big potential cash-in for N64 games for a while now. We'll see how the future goes and if Nintendo will patch their service and get things going. Most people would gladly

Retroid Pocket 2.5 PCB + RP2 Plus Available October 29! (Updated)

UPDATE (October 29): Appears the launch was not ready and has been delayed to October 30.  https://www.retrokezins.com/2021/10/retroid-pocket-25-pcb-upgrade-and-rp2.html UPDATE(October 27) : It looks like the fully assembled Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (2.5) will also launch on October 29 for $99. Honestly the fully assembled version is a much better deal than the PCB Upgrade especially when it comes with a touch screen!  It looks like the Retroid Pocket 2.5 (DIY) PCB Upgrade will be available for $65 + Shipping on October 29. This is certainly a cheaper way to upgrade your Retroid Pocket 2 to a 5x faster device that can handle up to GameCube emulation than the alternative of buying a new device of equal performance for $200+.  https://www.goretroid.com/collections/diy No word on when fully assembled RP2s will be sold but the DIY PCB Upgrade will be available in 3 short days.  Under the DIY section, there is already the option to buy replacement shells and buttons of various colo

Retroid Pocket 2.5 Launching Very Soon (Probably)

Update: https://www.retrokezins.com/2021/10/retroid-pocket-25-pcb-upgrade-and-rp2.html Update: I didn't realize "very soon" meant a few days but that appears to be the case.  https://www.retrokezins.com/2021/10/retroid-pocket-25-pcb-available-october.html Retroid Pocket 2.5 All signs are indicating that the Retroid Pocket 2.5 (DIY PCB Upgrade) will be up for sale very soon. If I had to guess, I'd still assume November but it could be anytime.  https://www.retrokezins.com/2021/10/upcoming-upgrade-your-retroid-pocket-2.html I reached out to GoRetroid and was told that the exact time/date of release was not certain yet but would be in the very near future.  Russ at Retrogamecorps.com   noticed that a DIY section on their site recently appeared which is a sign they are nearing the launch.  https://www.goretroid.com/collections/diy?page=1 YouTube Video From Taki: What's interesting is that it looks like they'll be offering 3 replacement RP2 shell color

Upcoming: Upgrade Your Retroid Pocket 2 to A RP2+

[Update 10/30: Pre-Order Available Now at GoRetroid.com   (Ships by December] https://www.retrokezins.com/2021/10/retroid-pocket-25-pcb-upgrade-and-rp2.html Retroid Pocket 2+ PCB Upgrade DIY FTW Rumors about the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus and the Retroid Pocket 3 have been around since last year. The RP2+ was originally believed to be scrapped due to Overheating Issues but that has all been ironed out and we expect a release in the near future.  RP2+ PCB Upgrade - Screen Capture From Taki II on YouTube https://youtu.be/LEYVqa9F0oo I was a big fan of the Retroid Pocket 2 due to the price. The downside was optimizing it was no easy task. Instead of releasing a new version of the RP2 what the are doing with the RP2+ is releasing a new PCB that you can install yourself which will drastically improve performance. This kind of upgrade is unheard of in the realm of SBC handhelds. There will also be an option to upgrade to a touch screen as well.  https://www.retrokezins.com

Retroid Pocket 3 Wishlist

No one knows when or if the Retroid Pocket 3 will happen but it will be a day 1 pickup from me.  The RP2 is excellent but still flawed.  Here's what I want to see with the Retroid Pocket 3: 🔥 6 Face Buttons instead of 4 🔥 L3/R3 added to the sticks  🔥 Designed for Android 8 or 9 🔥 Rubber Grips on the Back  🔥 Metal Housing Variant  🔥 More than 1GB RAM  🔥 Overhaul of Retroid OS 🔥 Internal SD Card Accessible   🔥 Make Parts More Available  🔥 Touch Screen  If they make all of those additions which I doubt will happen, I'd gladly pay double or more. The RP2 wasn't far from being perfect.  https://www.goretroid.com/products/retroid-pocket-2-handheld-retro-gaming-system