what was the name of this thing?

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  1. thedeadman568
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    there was a device that looked like a gameboy micro, only bigger and it allowed you to play gba roms and several other consoles roms from an sd-card.
    does anyone know what i'm talking about and what it was called?
     
  2. MegaAce™

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    I think you mean the Dingoo. [​IMG]

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    That thing right?
     
  3. thedeadman568
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    yes that was exactly what I meant^^ thank you very much
    can anybody recommend that thing?
     
  4. hankchill

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    I can. This thing kicks so much ass [​IMG]

    The native firmware kinda blows, as it only plays GBA and videos extremely well (all other emulation kinda sucks), but dual-boot the sucker into Dingux (Linux Dingux) and you'll have access to emulators that play multiple consoles flawlessly, as well as game ports (such as Doom or Duke Nukem 3D). It's quite a cool little device [​IMG]
     
  5. _Chaz_

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    A whole list of emulators (both official and homebrew) including:

    GBA
    NES
    NeoGeo
    SNES
    CPS1
    CPS2
    Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
    Atari Lynx
    ColecoVision
    Commodore C64
    Magnavox Odyssey 2
    ZX Spectrum
    MSX
    Neo Geo Pocket
    Nintendo Game Boy and GameBoy Color
    PC Engine
    Sega Genesis/Mega Drive/Mega-CD
    Sega Master System and Sega Game
    WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color

    Plus various homebrew apps and games, video and audio playback, image viewer, audio recorder, text reader, web browser and a digital FM radio?


    You should jump on this thing right away.
     
  6. thedeadman568
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    thanks i guess i'll buy one of these with the money i got for christmas [​IMG]

    EDIT: another question... how long does the battery last?
     
  7. hankchill

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    Quite I while... I think on medium brightness, I got around 6-7 hours out of it.
     
  8. sfg

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    How is the SNES emulation on this thing?
     
  9. Danny Tanner

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    Does it have built in speakers? I remember reading about this on engadgey a while back but I forgot about it.
     
  10. Inunah

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    I'd stick with the GP2X Wiz... It has less emulators but instead better emulation and a touch screen. It also comes with some version of a flash game called Boomshine. [​IMG]
     
  11. Hatsu

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    Boo! Hiss! Get a Dingoo A320 (I think that's what they're called [​IMG] )
     
  12. Inunah

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    Um...... I'm all for the GP2X Wiz because of better emulation. Sorry. Dingoo may be small and cute but GP2X Wiz wins the battle because it emulates better.
    How do I know? I watched both reviews on these by some dude TweeterMan on youtube.
     
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    I recommend you to read the p1ngpong's reviews of the Dingoo.
     
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    Good gravey! How could I not have heard of this wonderful emulating device! O:
    I must have it! :>
     
  17. Inunah

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    Just had to do it. When it lets you click the post reply button when you've posted the latest post is too tempting.
     
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    I have a Dingoo and a Wiz. I don't even use the Dingoo any more I let my five year old nephew play with the thing. The sound on the Dingoo is horrible. There's not one emulator that works well for the Dingoo exept maybe the Atari 2600. GBA is bad, Neo Geo is horrible, Sega is bad, there's not Sega CD. The OLED screen on the Wiz blows the Dingoo away. I really can't understand why hte Dingoo is so popular. My old GP2X blows with doors off the Dingoo.