It’s fair to say that Anbernic and the likes (read: PowKiddy) often look at other brands for inspiration. This time around, Anbernic have gone a step ahead and announced a retro gaming handheld with support for GameBoy Advance cartridges. Meet the Anbernic K101 Plus!
The K101 Plus is yet another sub-$100 retro gaming handheld (we’ve lost count of those). What’s special here, you ask? Well, apart from support for GBA cartridges, nothing much, we suppose. The K101 Plus comes with a ‘dummy’ cartridge that you can use with a microSD card to load up your favourite ROMs (pretty clever that, Anbernic!) and we find that pretty cool.
Anbernic K101 Plus: Pictures, Specifications and Price
- 3-inch 320 x 480p LCD display
- TV out support
- Multiplayer support
- 800mAh battery (BL-5B)
- $69.99 price point
As for the specifications, the K101 Plus has a 3-inch 320 x 480 LCD screen with an 800mAh battery (it’s a Nokia compatible BL-5B). Processor details are still unknown, but on the compatibility front, Anbernic claims the K101 Plus supports the following emulators: GBC, GB, NES, SMS, GG and PCE.
Interestingly enough, Anbernic have also added multiplayer support. It seems like a feature many retro gaming enthusiasts like to have in a handheld, but it remains a question how popular the feature is in real life, post purchase. Regardless, at $69.99 on the official store, the K101 Plus seems like a decent one to add to the armoury. Do you plan to snag one? Let us know in the comments below!