Bonkey Kong Posted July 15, 2021 Share Posted July 15, 2021 3 hours ago, Bill Loguidice said: It has no backlight. And to be fair, that hasn't been acceptable in a portable device for a lot longer than 2021. What's interesting is that for whatever reason this device is appealing to people who normally wouldn't be interested in such devices. The hook(s) they have are working. However, that's a double-edged sword I think. While that audience may be intrigued by it, I also don't think they can appreciate how some of the purposeful design decisions may affect the actual user experience. In other words, things like the lack of a backlight (as just one example) can have the potential for real frustration in actual usage, but it's not something the average person can appreciate because they haven't had exposure to such devices in a very long time, if ever. I suspect this may be one of those devices that does well out of the gate, but once it's out in the real world and people actually use the thing (and the reviews hit), the various quirks will irritate and sales will slow to a crawl. We'll see, though. Yes and to be fair, they are clearly a niche product and always cool to see something uniquely innovative. As weird as that crank looks, it is at least something that has not been done before. I don't even care that the screen is not color. Have an optional backlit version even if it costs more and I am in all the way. Hopefully they will upgrade it and release a future version with a backlight but that would surely piss off people who bought the 1st model. I just remember my frustrations with the first GBA that was not backlit. It was the worst fooling with the light bulb attachments and they never worked good. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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