Analogue Pocket is a new multi-video-game-system portable handheld, with a built-in chiptune synthesizer and sequencer.
Pocket is compatible with the 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance game cartridge library. But it’s built around two FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), which means the hardware can be reconfigured almost like software. As a reasult, the platform is also compatible with cartridge adapters for other handheld systems, too, including Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx & more.
Pocket is designed around a 3.5”, 615 ppi, LCD. With a 1600×1440 resolution, Pocket has 10x the resolution of an original Game Boy.
Pocket also has a digital audio workstation built in called Nanoloop. It’s a synthesizer and a sequencer, designed for music creation and live performance.
Here’s an example of Nanoloop in action:
Along with Pocket, Analogue is introducing Dock, which lets you connect the Pocket to HDTV. It also supports wired USB controllers.
Pricing and Availabilty
Analogue Pocket is expected to ship in 2020 for $199. See the Analogue site for details.