Imagine being able to carry video games with you wherever you go. Sure, you already have your smartphone, but this teeny, tiny, fits-in-your-wallet Game Boy-like device is such a charming realization of a universal childhood dream. This is .
With an OLED display, six buttons, a two-channel piezo speaker, and eight hours of battery life, this credit card-sized game machine is what you'd get if a Game Boy Micro mated with an old school Game Boy. Even better, it's a completely open platform, powered by Arduino. Even better, you can get one of your very own . Early bird prices start at $29 and only $39 after that.
According to , the Arduboy will ship in October with a library of
rip-offs classically inspired games, like a Pong-lookin' one and a Space Invaders-ish doodad and even a Mario-esque thing. And since the platform is open, you can expect more where that came from.
This is clearly and awesome idea, and the existence of developer kits (which if you can't wait) means that the Arduboy as it appears on the Kickstarter page is probably a pretty safe bet to back. Still, all the Kickstarter warnings still apply; you never really know if any Kickstarter project will ever actually deliver, or how good it will be when it does. But if you're willing to bet a few bucks that this awesome little sucker will be awesome, you can and have one for your wallet by (hopefully) October.