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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

Retroid Pocket 2.5 Will Be A Different Version of the Retroid Pocket 3

I was assuming the Retroid Pocket 2.5 would just be an upgraded version of the RP2 but it looks like it will actually be an alternate version of the RP3.  Definitely interesting news although we don't know very much about the RP3 yet other than the goal for launch is in October. The Retroid Pocket 2 is one of the best $ for $ values in retro handheld gaming today so hopefully the 2.5 and 3 are priced well. I'm definitely hoping they change their decision to place the Select/Start buttons on the top of the RP3 because that was a bizarre choice.  Retroid Pocket Official Site   Related Post:  https://www.retrokezins.com/2021/06/retroid-pocket-3-design-screenshots.html

Retroid Pocket 3 Design Screenshots

'Timeisart' recently posted the design screenshots for the Retroid Pocket 3 on Discord and they look interesting. The design appears to have a micro-HDMI out so we can probably assume video out will continue with the RP3 and instead of a weird slider as the right thumb stick, they both appear to be proper thumb sticks this time. Start/Select being on top isn't the greatest choice which could make some old school games awkward but all and all the design looks pretty good.  There's not much in the way of information on the system. I had contacted the company a couple months back who verified the RP3 was in the pre-production phase and should be released at some point this year. (Possibly October)... The main two competitors for this will likely be the KTR1 and "199" Handheld although the likelihood of either of those being released soon seems questionable.  There's also talk of a Retroid Pocket 2.5 being released this year as well. While not everyone loves A