I have owned and still own A LOT of retro gaming handhelds My first being the GP2X back in 2005. None of them come close to this beast.
First off the build quality. It's solid. Literally. The metal casing gives it a quality feel and the buttons and joysticks are top notch. The ports for the various peripherals and charging also seem sturdy and should last some time. IF I had one gripe it would be that on my unit the rubber pads on the back were not pushed into the case properly but this was remedied with some gentle persuasion.
The software included is decent and there is plenty more available online given that it is compatible with most GCW0 software. The range of emulators is great and have not had much in the way of slow down on any systems. GBA especially runs great. PSX stuff runs well although with the included emulator I have seen several issues with memory card usage. I'm sure this will be improved with a different emulator or an update to the current one.
Open dingux works well still although it's not really changed over the years. It wold be nice to see some usability improvements to the OS itself, again, I'm sure that will arrive with a custom firmware sometime in the future.
On the subject of firmware some forums state that the 350M model is compatible with regular 350 firmware, this IS NOT the case. Make sure you sue a firmware built for the 350M as it uses different screen drivers. For instance ROGUE will not run on this unit (yet).
Anyway, hope that's useful to some folks. All in all this is the single best retro emulation handheld I have owned and hope to get many hours of gaming from it.
Thanks for the fast delivery! Very good product, nice quality for the price
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As a huge fan of retro games and doing hours of research I came across the RG350M. Yes, you can buy the cheaper RG350, but to be honest, the difference £30 makes is well worth paying the extra. The screen resolution is much better and the newer joysticks are a delight to use. If you put a Nintendo badge on this, no one would question it, as the build quality is that good!
The customer service is superb also. We have issues with the post being damaged here in South Wales, so I messaged via Facebook chat, and was pleasantly surprised that it was no problem, and Droix would put the system in a jiffy bag for me at no extra cost. What I actually got was a parcel that was put in three padded bags for extra safety - how good is that! Talk about going above and beyond! It’s not very often you get excellent customer service, but the level of support and value for money is outstanding. Thank you very much, and I will be purchasing from you again!
I have a little lad who loves his tech and gadgets, its his birthday soon so wont know how it goes down til then, but had it out of box and had a little tinker with it, and to be fair, it's a tidy feeling piece of kit. I feel he will really like it.
I couldn't be more pleased with this like handheld console. The buttons and build quality is great, the emulation for the games is very good. It came with sd card full of games from retro consoles. There are not too many ps1 games included though, if you like rpgs there's a good choice.
Brilliant console now in metal and its my third RG350 and the Sd card that it's supplied with is full of as many games as you could wish for, spot on guys I will shop again soon.
I'm highly impressed with this little device. Usually with these devices there's at least some part that feels cheap but everything about the RG350M is really premium! The buttons feel nice and clicky, the d-pad is feels really nice which is usually hard to get right and the device just has a good weight to it and feels great in your hands. Also really appreciate the correct placement of the analog sticks and how they are sunken a bit so they don't block you from pressing the d-pad and buttons at all. Haven't had problems running any game so far, even PS1 and CPS3 games run full speed. Really the only flaw is that I wish the L1 and R1 buttons were a bit longer on top, my fingers are long and rest on the L2/R2 buttons instead. But it's something you can easily get used to within a few hours. Delivery from Droix was also really quick! Easy 5/5 stars, I'll be using this handheld a lot in the future.
I wasn’t expecting much for such a low price and bought the PocketGo to get my 4year old coordinating game controls. As it happens, I’ve loved playing some of the nostalgic games from my childhood and am extraordinarily surprised at how good this thing feels to play. It will be staying with me most of the time or I might buy another! The screen is a little small so I need my glasses, but then I’m not young any more. Was also a little disappointed the TV out doesn’t work - I had intended to use this feature a lot. Hoping very much they’ll add it in future firmware. Good device, well designed, comfortable to play and immensely fun!
Great little handheld for retro gaming,looks good and fits in your pocket ! takes me back to the days when I owned the sega mega drive & PlayStation 1 etc,like a walk down memory lane ! Thanks droix
I rarely write reviews, but the experience I've received from DroiX and the quality of the RG350M are both absolutely excellent. The build quality of the RG is fantastic and feels really premium, plus the screen is lovely and is pretty good outside on a sunny day as well. Buttons and sticks are fantastic too. Performance-wise it's ran everything well that i've thrown at it, including some weird stuff like 32X. Kept it on the stock firmware for now, but adding ROMs has been very easy indeed (Youtube!). I emailed DroiX right at the end of April asking when it'd be back in stock and they responded as soon as their office opened the next day. They informed me that the 350M wouldn't be back in until mid-May and suggested that I order it as soon as I could because it was pretty popular, but then gave me a discount code, which was nice of them. Anyway, i ordered it there and then and it actually arrived on the 6th of May - fantastic! Additionally, the 64GB card that came with it came pre-loaded with a load of games (hundreds, at least), which was another nice little bonus.
In summary then, although there are more powerful retro handhelds out there, few of them can hold a candle to the build quality of the RG350M and it plays practically everything up to and including PS1 very well [no Saturn though, :( ] and if you're going to buy one I can thoroughly recommend Droix.
Have purchased 3 of these now. Got one with my new gt king pro, was that impressed ordered another 2 for the other droix android boxes we have. Well worth the purchase.
Had 3 different android boxes and this is by far the best. Would recommend to anyone. Best on the market at this time.
This is my favourite handheld device. I have the original RG350 which I love and decided to buy the RG350M primarily for the design.
When it arrived I was surprised at how great it felt in the hands. It feels and looks very premium and the display looks much better in person than in the video reviews.
Having the power button on the side now has been one of the best improvements for me as I was always catching it when playing some games on the original RG350.
I'm very happy with this device and hope it will serve many years of gaming. Thank you Droix for the excellent price and fast delivery.
Great portable gaming. I bought a 3d printed pi zero kit before this. Whilst I enjoy tinkering and soldering, the finished kit was clunky compared to this. Straight out of the box it feels great, looks great. Insert the pi zero, image an SD and you're good to go. With decent rechargeable batteries it lasts ages. It's infinitely customisable via retropie themes etc. There are several prebuilt images which include the display mode you need to make the zero output to the screen instead of the hdmi and the safe shutdown script you also need, retroboy being an excellent one. Most SNES, NES, Sega genesis, megadrive, mame4all and mame2003 games run great that I've tested. Easy access to the SD card means it's no problem trying out different images. The only thing I'd add would be usb access so you could plug in a cheap keyboard to aid the setup a little, even if it were a micro usb. Apparently there is a way to use a keyboard but you need to power the GPi via a powered usb plugged in to the micro SD in the battery compartment. I don't have one so can't confirm this. Otherwise it's spot on, really great replaying all the classics on the go.
Does everything it says it does. Very high quality hardware, excellent build quality. The metal shell is well made, the keyboard has great usability and a good layout for the size constraints. I’m using this for professional applications, and I can run multiple VMs in VMWare Workstation while still managing other tools in Windows. It has more than enough power to run multiple Linux OSs side by side with Windows 10, with plenty to spare. The 2k screen and UHD graphics work very well when I have some downtime and want to play some Steam games. My only recommendations would be to adjust the window scaling. The default resolution is the best possible, but the scaling is 225% in order to fit the environment well to the small screen, however certain apps, such as Avast Security, do not scale correctly at such a high percentage and portions of the menus will be off the screen. I lowered the scaling quite a bit and can still comfortably use both laptop and touch mode, though I do primarily use the stylus. The only other problem I’ve had is with the stylus drivers. I’ll occasionally end up with the “right click” circle from the pen stuck on a part of the screen that will persist until restart. It doesn’t effect the functionality of the pen of mouse, but it is annoying. What DOES affect the functionality is the way the pen tip itself is mapped. Anything but the fastest, lightest tap will begin to register as a right click, making a double click virtually impossible. This persists independent of the Windows pen settings, including whether hold for secondary click is even on. The only workaround so far has been for me to hold the second pen button (mapped to erase for most apps) when I want single or double clicks. The forward pen button for right clicks works normally. This is not a pen issue, but an issue with whatever drivers OneMix is using for the screen. Other than that, it’s been an excellent laptop for my purposes, and any IT/Sec professional will be more than happy with this machine.
This is an excellent case. The edges are all stitched, the case is embossed with what I assume is OneMix in Mandarin, the wrist strap has metal hardware, the interior is a very soft, plush material, it’s just a very high quality case. Honestly it’s better than I expected, but for an expensive laptop it does make sense. Definitely the best case to use for Onemix netbooks.
The Bittboy PocketGo is insane value for money, basically runs everything from the 8 and 16 bit era, also managed to get a few PS1 games running (results will vary from game to game) the build quality is also very solid. For the price its definitley worth a look! Fantastic service from Droix as always!
Spot on. Went for the fully loaded version and i am not disappointed. Has the shutdown script already loaded plus lots of games. I could of built one myself but the pi zero w is not available anywhere at the moment and i wanted something to take the boredom out of this lockdown. Really impressed. Thanks Droix.