With the Change in such high need, it’s unavoidable that opportunists will action in and exploit this need with copycat clones designed to trick less clued-up buyers into thinking they’re getting the real deal.
That’s plainly the objective of the PowKiddy X2, the latest ARM-based handheld to come out of China. These consoles come in all type of sizes and shapes and are normally planned for running emulators, instead of custom games.
The X2 follows the Nintendo DS-inspired X18 released by the business last year, and loads an ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor that operates up to 1.3 GHz. The 7-inch IPS display has a 1024 x 600- pixel resolution and the whole thing is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. There’s HDMI-out functionality to link the gadget to a TV (no sign of a dock, nevertheless) and a TF card reader enables you to boost the 32 GB of storage.
Two USB ports are included, too– which is a good idea since, in spite of sporting that famous red and blue colour scheme, the X2 does not have removable Joy-Con-style controllers, so you need to connect up PlayStation-like pads when gaming on the TV. Amusingly, the advertising product explains this capability as:
EXTERNAL DOUBLE DEAL WITH: 3 people fight. Satisfy a little pal and recall your childhood and take pleasure in a journey to the dark.
In regards to video games, we feel sorry for any unsuspecting however well-intentioned moms and dad who gets one of these in the hope that it will permit their kids to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons; instead, the X2 is focused on reproducing the efficiency of vintage systems like the Game Boy, Game Kid Advance, Video Game Equipment, SNK Neo Geo, Capcom’s CPS game system, NES/ Famicom, SNES, Mega Drive and the Sony PlayStation.
If you’re a glutton for penalty or just like gathering unknown gaming systems which look like other gaming systems, then head over to AliExpress, where you can pick up the X2 for $80
Thanks to Jimmy_G_Buckets for the pointer!