Well, I took a little gamble and purchased one of these on Ebay. The part that intrigued me was that it will play NES and GBA ROMS that you can install on the device.
It arrived today, and here's my impression so far:
- It does indeed play NES and GBA ROM files just fine. They are easy to load on the unit using a USB cable. I've been using the NES emulation mostly, and it seems pretty spot on. Sounds are good.
- It mentions SMS compatibility too, but I haven't tried that.
- GBA games also work great.
- The screen is very nice and bright. It looks great.
- Sounds are good too.
- You can also use it as a media device. Music and video files play fine.
- It has a camera. Have not tried it.
- The case design is a blatant rip-off of the PSP (see my pic below).
- It's very lightweight and feels a little cheap. Very similar to the 2600 flashback portable.
- Mine may (or may not) be defective -- It's been charging for about an hour but won't turn on without it being plugged in. I'll let it charge overnight and see if that's what it needs.
- Documentation? Not a single word. You're on your own figuring this thing out.
Assuming the battery works, I think this thing is really cool. My plan is to load up a ton of NES and GBA roms and take it with me on the go. There are some GREAT games for those systems.
Picture below is the MP5 unit on top (in blue) and a real PSP on the bottom.