There were later models that had better screens, touch screens and better batteries, but the fact that this used common AA batteries means that while the battery life was somewhat limited in one context, because you can just quickly swap the batteries out, the battery life is effectively unlimited, as long as you have AAs around.
Also, with this setup, you'll never have to worry about a custom battery failing that's a PITA, or nearly impossible to replace.
More info about the kit at the AusRetrogamer blog where I learned about it.
I just put this little TV together.
It's seen here sitting on an Intellivision controller, next to my TI99/4A and C64 Ultimate for a sense of scale.
It is one of the coolest things I've come into contact with, much less owned. It has full sound and a tiny working IR remote, and can play 5 hours of video from an 8GB SD card.
It is truly stunning!
That is an -insane- amount of money for such a frivolous thing, and yet..I must have one!
I really like these simple RetroFrog cases/covers for the MiSTer FPGA. They are cheap and work well in pretty much any configuration. I bought several different covered panels so that I can switch them around at will. They're currently $12 a set.
This short episode of the InverseATASCII audio podcast is a really great explanation and description of modern tcp/telnet BBSing.
It's mostly told from an 8 bit Atari user's perspective, but the info is interesting and applicable even if you don't currently have a retro computer at all, and just want to understand and even experience BBSing for yourself using freely available software like Altera or Syncterm.
Very well done, IMO.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko