If you’re over thirty and have an iPhone 6 Plus in your possession, Hyperkin Smartboy can be a good portion of nostalgia, since thanks to this accessory you can turn your iPhone 6 Plus into a Game Boy and even play with the original cartridges . We’ll tell you all about it below.
Smartboy is more than a GamePad for the iPhone 6 Plus
There are many GamePads on the market today for both iPhone and Android smartphones, but they are never enough. Hyperkin Smartboy is a very different concept to what we have seen so far , besides playing with the nostalgia factor, especially if you are one of those of “Game Boy, you are a phenomenon…”. Do you remember the Game Boy ad?
Hyperkin’s Smartboy is a different concept from the GamePad, as in its goal is to turn the iPhone 6 Plus into a Game Boy . You only have to look at a picture of their design to see that they are not off track at all and that the project looks very good. But the innovation or Hyperkin’s goal with this device doesn’t end here, since Smartboy is more than a GamePad, as we said at the beginning. The idea is to equip Smartboy with a slot, or expansion port, to use our old original Game Boy cartridges if we still keep some of them, a server does have a few or many, depending on how you look at it.
With this, it will not be necessary to use ROMs to play the Game Boy on the iPhone 6 Plus, as we will be able to play the original cartridges from Nintendo’s first handheld on the screen of our iPhone. Although you can still do it with one of the best emulators available for the iPhone and iPad, which are available.
At the moment Smartboy is just a Hyperkin concept
Hyperkin is a company that specializes in peripherals and accessories for gaming devices. This Smartboy concept was launched on their own Tumblr page earlier this week and is just one concept, which they have yet to develop .
They have also detailed that some of the characteristics that can be seen in these first images, could be eliminated in the final product . Let’s hope that the slot for the original Game Boy cartridges doesn’t fall by the wayside.
Smartboy is in a very early stage of development, but its operation is obvious and simple, as soon as we look at the images. Simply insert the iPhone 6 Plus in the top slot, they have already mentioned that will add compatibility with other smartphones in the future and then you must insert a Game Boy original cartridge in the slot available for it, which simulates the insertion of cartridges from the original console.
The remaining visible part of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will serve as a game screen, and the lower part, with the button panel that simulates the Smartboy’s Game Boy, will serve as a GamePad, with sensations similar to the original console. In addition will provide up to five hours of gameplay on a full battery charge .
Hyperkin has not provided any further information on the Smartboy, nor when it will be available, nor the price it will have in the stores. We rub our hands together and hope that the Smartboy, which we have met thanks to Slash Gear, will be in stores in the future.
What do you think of Hyperkin’s Smartboy accessory? You can leave your impressions in the comments.
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