Analogue Pocket Fuses A DAW & Gameboy Compatible Gaming Console In A $199 Device

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Analogue Pocket is an FPGA-based handheld gaming console that is compatible with Gameboy cartridges and includes on top, a Nanoloop powered DAW.

If you like gaming and synthesizers, you have to make the decision what you want to play with. For me, it used to be gaming, but now it’s a Synthesizer. What if you can have both without changing the device? That’s exactly what dares Analogue, a company known for its authentic reproduction of old gaming consoles (Mega Sg, Super Nt, Nt Mini) without emulating them.

Pocket is the name and is a classic handheld gaming console that we know from the past.  It’s based on two FPGAs and is compatible with the 2780+ game boy, game boy color & game boy advance game cartridge library. Pocket works with cartridge adapters for other handheld systems too. Sounds like a gameboy of the future, but can do more than a classic handheld. It fuses also a digital audio workstation called Nanoloop in the device.

Analogue Pocket

Nanoloop Digital Audio Workstation

It features a Synthesizer and sequencer designed for music creation and live performance. Nanoloop is not unknown in the world of synthesizers because this engine already runs on classic Gameboys but also as an Android & iOS app and on a standalone device that I already introduced here.

Your Pocket just got bigger.

Pocket is designed around a first-in-class 3.5”, 615 ppi, LCD. With a 1600×1440 resolution, Pocket has 10x the resolution of an original Game Boy. Yeah. We can hardly believe it, either. Pro level color accuracy, dynamic range, and brightness. There has never been a display this advanced in a video game system.

Analogue Pocket

More Is More

Now you can help preserve video game history, too. Pocket is designed for development. We added a second dedicated just for developers to develop & port their own cores. With access to Analogue’s proprietary hardware and scalers – we think developers are going to do some amazing things.


  • Compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance game cartridges.
  • 3.5″ LTPS LCD. 1600×1440 resolution. 615ppi
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • All buttons are mappable.
  • Stereo Speakers.
  • microSD.
  • USB-C charging.
  • 3.5mm headphone output.
  • Original-style link plug.
  • Rechargeable battery.

With an additional Analogue Dock, you can play Pocket on the big screen. Put your Pocket into Dock and it outputs directly to your HDTV. Sync up any wireless 8BitDo Bluetooth controller directly to Dock for wireless play. You can also connect controllers directly via wired USB,

Analogue Pocket is shipping in 2020 for $199 USD. Sign up early to hear the instant Pocket is available. Limited quantities will be available.

More information here: Analogue

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