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The New Tiny Game Boy Is Here

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A while ago I backed a Kickstarter that was looking to further miniaturize the Gameboy Advance SP form factor to where you could attach it to your keychain and easily take it with you. Today we are taking a look at what showed up with the FunKey S.

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  1. I wonder why they went with a 50Hz display. Seems like a very strange choice considering most of us will be playing 60Hz games. Not sure how they will be able to eliminate screen tearing w that mismatch.

  2. It kinda bugs me when ppl call things like this a "Game Boy" just cus of the way it looks. It really has nothing at all to do w the Gameboy & doesn't play Gameboy cartridges. It's simply an Emulation machine.

  3. I wonder if that screen bezel will crack or get damaged over time, as there seems to be no sort of rubber bump stops or anything like that on it for when it closes.

  4. Lol oh godd… That is WAY too tiny to play GBA on w the way it reduces it down.

  5. I think considering there is some extra room on the sides, that a device like this would have been better suited w the same aspect ratio as the GBA, so that games could actually be stretched in Emulation to make the picture appear a bit bigger on the tiny screen, and to allow GBA games to be played without being shrunk down so much.

    It worked well on the GBA SP when playing Gameboy games to make them appear a bit bigger than normal. Normally I'd never stretch my games out like that, but on the GBA it actually is nice considering the small screen size & my old tired eyes.

  6. Honestly tho, if there was enough space for some tiny tactile buttons, then I don't see why there couldn't have been room for some very thin rubber membranes instead. The contact points on the board would of course be flat, so it shouldn't have taken up much more space if any. It may have been a board real estate thing as the contact points would have needed to be significantly larger for rubber membranes, and perhaps because they didn't want to use a multi layer PCB there may have just not been enough space for the needed traces.

  7. Most ppl usually carry their phone on them & a smartphone these days makes for a far better handheld Emulation experience than this would, even w the lack of physical buttons.

    This just seems like more of a novelty thing to show off to your friends & be like "Hey guys check out this cool thing I got! Nothing wrong w that, plenty of money gets made on Novelty items. Just can't imagine someone using this thing very often if at all.

  8. I would like to see this in the size of a normal Gameboy Advance SP

  9. Still never understood why the gba did not have an X and Y buttons. hopefully that is why gba games had better controls than the snes. 2 buttons to look up and down in metroid really?

  10. This would be super uncomfortable to play, way too small

  11. useless won't pay a cent for that feels better not wanting it at all

  12. To this day, I will never understand this fetish of miniature handhelds. Why in heck would you want a system so small that it strains your eyesight? I want to enjoy games, not go blind.

  13. It would just sit on my shelf as a novelty item. Hopefully they take all of the work they have done and make a FunKey "XL" that's closer in size to a SP and more playable with a bigger screen.

  14. It’s as if the GBA SP and the GBM had a baby

  15. How about using earphones through micro usb somehow?

  16. 2:38 dude stop biting your nails u going to end up removing all the nails off your thumbs

  17. i wish they made an sp just barely larger than size of a gba game when it's closed, and have a gba slot

  18. Just completed my first playthrough of Castlevania SOTN on mine yesterday!

  19. I think I should buy me a pair of tiny hands and a giant eyeglass. Can't wait for the mini edition.

  20. I love playing pokemon and rpgs with one hand while multitasking!

  21. Do you consider yourself to be a good person? Most people do. However, most of us differ as to the definition of "good." The Bible says that God is good, and the Ten Commandments are His standard of goodness. So, we will look at God's Law . . . With a tender conscience, ask yourself if you have obeyed the following:

    You shall have no other gods before Me. (Have you always loved God above all else?)

    You shall not make yourself an idol. (Have you made a god in your mind that you're more comfortable with, a god to suit yourself?)

    You shall not take God's name in vain. (Have you ever used God's holy Name as a cuss word?)

    Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.

    Honor your father and mother.

    You shall not murder. (God considers hatred to be as murder).

    You shall not commit adultery. ("Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart" Matthew 5:27-28; this also includes sex before marriage).

    You shall not steal. (Have you ever stolen anything? the value of the item is irrelevant).

    You shall not lie. (Have you lied even once? Including answering these questions).

    You shall not covet. (Have you ever jealously desired what belongs to others?)

    The Bible says that God will punish all murderers, rapists, thieves, liars, adulterers, etc. He will even judge our words and thoughts. On Judgment Day, will you be found to be guilty or innocent of breaking His commandments?

    Perhaps you think that God is good, and will therefore overlook your sins. But it is His goodness that will make sure that murderers, rapists, thieves, liars, etc. receive justice. He would be a corrupt Judge if He turned a blind eye to injustice. Have you kept the Commandments?

    The Bible says that the Law is perfect. It commands you to be perfect (Matthew 5:48). Are you perfect (in thought, word, and deed)? Will you make it to Heaven? You may say that you are still good, but God says you're not (see Psalm 14:2-3). So one of you is lying, and the Scriptures tell us that it is impossible for God to lie. Remember that all liars will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 21:8). God's Law demands justice, and the penalty for sinning against Him is death and Hell. Listen carefully if you want to live.

    God Himself made a way where His justice and His goodness could meet. We broke the Law, but He became a man to pay the fine. Jesus suffered and died on the cross to satisfy the Law. God can forgive us and grant us the gift of everlasting life! But you may still think that you can (from now on) keep the Ten Commandments. But isn't it true that the best of us have lied, stolen, lusted, hated, failed to love God above all else, and failed to love our neighbor as ourselves?

    How can we then, live a "good" life if we have already sinned against God? At best we are reformed liars and thieves . . . but still Lawbreakers. Think of it this way – would you sell one of your eyes for a million dollars? Would you sell both for $50 million? I'm sure you wouldn't. Your eyes are priceless, yet they are merely the windows of your soul. What then must your life (soul) be worth? With these thoughts in mind, what would be a fair price to pay for everlasting life? It is utterly without price. Yet, if we trust in our own goodness to enter Heaven, we are saying to God, "I should enter Heaven because I have done good – I have earned my way in."

    Imagine if you wanted to give me a brand new (very expensive) car, but I said, "I can't take it! I feel embarrassed receiving such a gift . . . here's 10 cents for it." I'm sure you would be very insulted by such a pathetic offer of payment. Besides, if I pay for it, it is no longer a gift, it's a purchase . . . it's mine by right.

    When we talk of entering Heaven by being good, by trying to keep the Ten Commandments etc., we are tossing God 10 cents of "self-righteousness," which is a terrible insult to Him, in the light of His sacrifice. The only thing we can do is humble ourselves, repent of our sins, and receive the gift by trusting Jesus Christ alone. Almighty God demonstrated how much He loves you when Jesus suffered for you on the cross. If you want to trust in your own goodness, then you are saying His agonizing death on the cross was in vain. The Bible says, "For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God." You cannot earn a gift.

    When Jesus said to "believe" on Him, He was saying we should have faith in Him, in the same way you would trust a parachute to save you when you jump from a plane. You don't merely believe in the parachute – you put it on. Please don't "jump" without Jesus. If you die in your sins there is no second chance. God will give you justice, and you will end up in Hell forever. Any troubles you have at present are dwarfed by the trouble you are in with your Creator. His wrath abides upon you (John 3:36). God doesn't want you to go to Hell. Neither do you want to go there, so confess your sins to God right now, put your trust in Jesus to save you, and you will pass from death to life. Then read the Bible daily and obey what you read. (See John 14:21). Your obedience to God is the proof of your love. Have faith in God, He will never fail you.

  22. At the beginning of the video I thought it was stupid af. Half way in I think I kind of like this thing.

  23. I also felt like I should have bought atomic purple instead of original purple. I put Gran Turismo 2 on mine and it’s both my favorite and least favorite way to play GT2.

  24. Could you use a micro usb to female auxiliary adapter? Yes they exist, rare but out there

  25. this is a definition of a conversation starter, but that's it… unless you carry a bag or backpack with you this will get damage as a regular key chain, playing on that looks uncomfortable for the eyes, the battery is weak and runs roms so better use your phone.

  26. I'm surprised how many people bought this thing to actually play games on it and not just as some novelty/shelf piece. Maybe my hands are just too big to imagine this being usable though lol

  27. Next project – "FunKeyS XL" … follow that Nintendo trend

  28. This would be great for playing Pokémon on the go.

  29. state the freaking Kickstarter price.
    I was sure I had to miss it at the start, but nope…
    next time bud, maybe use a script, so you at least can include basic things.

  30. moders: this is cool… NOW HOW CAN WE GET PS4 GAMES ON IT

  31. whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

  32. Atomic purple would have been the way to go.

  33. This Thing looks awesome. Probably gonna buy it. I have the pocket sprite which is a tiny gameboy and when you say these buttons are tiny, you have no idea how tiny they are on that thing.

  34. this does look like a nice way to play classic rpgs honestly

  35. I can’t recommend the Funkey S enough! Some may find the form factor uncomfortable but the emulation performance is incredible

  36. This is unusable lol. Smaller is not better, the same way bigger phones are not better.

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