Video game peripherals manufacturer, Hyperkin first teased the world with an announcement of the Smart Boy. From what was first an April Fools’ joke, seeing the amount of interest and traction the Smart Boy is getting, the device has now turned into an actual product.
Hyperkin’s Smart Boy is basically an enclosure that turns your smartphone into a working Game Boy. It’s so authentic that there’s even an actual slot at the back for you to slot in game cartridges, which will load games into the phone.
In its initial announcement, Hyperkin first made the Smart Boy for the iPhone. However, the working model of the Smart Boy showcased at this year’s E3 was using a Samsung device instead. In its defense, the company did announce that the Smart Boy would arrive on Android smartphones.
The Smart Boy is an interesting product to see from the many more modern devices being launched these days. We’re not sure how the device works, but we’re guessing that the enclosure has a special adapter that converts and transfers data from the game cartridge to the phone via a microUSB port.
No pricing information has been revealed about Hyperkin’s Smart Boy, but the device is slated for release in December 2016. How many of you still keep your Game Boy cartridges?