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Retroid Pocket 2+ is $150US from Amazon with free Prime shipping. This includes the 30-day money-back guarantee for any reason which I have personally used quite often for things from a dead pixel on a monitor (that the companies themselves won't cover) to DOA pc parts. @redpillschool how much was your shipping from China? Subtract that from the Amazon price, as well as the $100 base price, and that is the premium you pay for the Amazon return guarantee as well as fast shipping from within the US.
@redpillschool @TiberiusBravo87 For some of these pain points I'm all about Switch for modern games, and then NES, SNES and maybe Genesis (but I could take or leave it). Wii is more trouble than it's worth considering that that Switch has either real widescreen improved or just similar but better later Wii U games that were officially ported to Switch. Also the huge amount of official retro collections like Contra, Castlevania, Megaman, Ninja Gaiden, etc that sometimes span many systems and more than a decade.
Also, it's very pleasant to have the same buttons doing the same thing across all games. For example one button for menu ok, one button for menu cancel. I've since found my WINE games to be less pleasant than before since it's the Xbox/Windows button mappings, and I'll always have far fewer games there.
For this I'm not really interested in anything beyond SNES unless it's Switch.
I'd like to see a new up-to SNES handheld using a new chip in a few years that also provides the most modern HDMI, bluetooth, etc and also runs cooler, quieter and longer since it's a newer underclocked and maybe undervolted chip.
At this point Switch is so good that I don't see any point in putting in time for anything else other than a very rare Windows game that I can get going with WINE. This is what I meant that I wasn't impressed with the current chips that are going into these new widescreen handhelds because they don't really get me anywhere extra that I want to go.Read More
@TiberiusBravo87 It's not terrible, the performance is nice. The buttons on the right side have a little stick to them I would have preferred to not have. The biggest issue I have is getting the buttons mapped properly per game and per console is a headache and the hot keys to get into settings don't work.
If you're not super tech savvy, it's just an android phone with extra buttons.
@redpillschool There is a new OTA update for the Retroid 2+, tell us how yours is faring? I heard this last update had an issue with artwork boxes or something as well so watch out for that if you do update
According to the Reddit for Retroid stuff supposedly Amazon should be getting RP2+'s in stock for a slightly higher price to sell in the US with quick shipping. This would beat waiting for the container clusterfuck in the Chinese ports, especially if you got a broken unit. Returns to China or waiting on parts could be a nightmare.