Recently, most of the new e-reader products have been introduced. Today we change the taste and bring you back your childhood memories.
The Playdate game console can be held in one hand, with a bright yellow casing and a metal crank on the right as highlights. Love the quality craftsmanship and portability. The screen is similar to an E-Ink display. It adopts reflective display technology, presents black and white with 1 bit color depth, and has a resolution of 400x240. It can clearly display game content and bring users a nostalgic aesthetic feeling (Gameboy?). The monitor does not have a front light and is intended to be used only during daylight hours or with additional light sources. Built-in mono speaker and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Using 168 MHz Cortex M7 processor, 16 MByte RAM, enough to run 2D games. Games need to be downloaded and stored in 4 GByte internal flash memory. The host is connected to the network through the WLAN module, and the Bluetooth module will be enabled after the firmware is updated. The internal battery can be recharged via USB-C, with about two weeks of standby and about 8 hours of continuous gaming.
Buy Playdate to get 24 games, and the rotating handle attached to the fuselage allows users to obtain a unique gaming experience. For example, in "Execute Golf DX", the handle can be used to easily adjust the flight angle of the golf ball, etc. The online store has games for free and starting from one euro. Amateur developers can provide their works on the itch.io marketplace, and users can also develop their own.
Playdate has taken a different approach from the mainstream of today's games that pursue the ultimate audio-visual experience. It brings completely different fun to players with creativity, retro and openness . Does it attract you? Well, we have to admit that the feelings are not cheap. The pre-sale price of Playdate is 199 US dollars, and it is expected to be shipped by the end of 2023.