A retro "computer" that can sing karaoke and play games! but i don't recommend you buy

time:2022-12-08 04:12:32 source:scripttoolbox.com author:CPU
A retro "computer" that can sing karaoke and play games! but i don't recommend you buy

Retro nostalgia has been a popular keyword in the past two years. Many people hope to go back to the past, watch cartoons they watched as children, and play games they played as children. Some of Xiaolei’s colleagues recently Just keep yelling about wanting to play arcade games from decades ago. And the big game manufacturers have also sensed this market demand. Big manufacturers such as SNK have come up with some retro game handhelds, and built-in a number of first-party authorized genuine games. Even a big-name fast food group like McDonald's has tried to use retro game machines to grab attention, but the number of game machines is too small, and money may not be able to buy them. No, Xiaolei found an old PC-shaped retro game console on the Internet, and bought it back to see if this novelty gadget that bounces around in 2022 can wake up our childhood. (The picture comes from Taobao) The express package contains the game console body and various accessories. The merchant has already installed it for you before delivery. Xiaolei guesses that the installation of the accessories is complicated, and there are too many interfaces to identify. The product details page also emphasizes that the product shell is made of ABS environmentally friendly material, and it is hand-customized and assembled in the later stage. It is not mass-produced, and there are inevitably certain defects. It is estimated that the difficulty of use is too high, and many buyers have complained, and the store has made a very detailed explanation to avoid similar disputes. The shape of this "computer" is small and cute enough, the body is about the size of Xiaolei's slap, and the retro shape is even more similar. Don't look at this gadget is hand-assembled, the workmanship is really good, basically no gap is too large, much better than the electric water gun that Xiaolei has evaluated before. (The picture comes from Lei Technology) There are various "tear-up invalid" warranty labels around the machine, and a "handmade ID" is attached to the bottom of the machine, which is probably the production date, and the "craftsman spirit" is full of only can say. The back of the "computer" is equipped with 7 ports. In terms of the number, Apple's MacBook will cry. These interfaces are used for power supply, handle, volume adjustment, speakers, and microphone accessories, and two other interfaces are used to connect the "host" and the display part. (Picture from Lei Technology) Xiao Lei estimates that the main board and the display are designed separately inside, because the display must be turned on before starting the machine, and then the host will be activated to input signals to the display. Let's not talk about what this design is for, but it has the taste of an old-fashioned computer when it is turned on. These accessories are also very interesting. Each accessory is small and chic, and it is quite like an old computer when placed. In fact, this "mouse" corresponds to the volume adjuster. In order to restore the design of the mouse, there is no mark on the button. Xiaolei has not remembered which button to adjust the volume for a long time. The "volume button" on the game console is not used to adjust the volume. For the sake of retro, the merchants can't care about whether the consumers can understand it. (The picture comes from Lei Technology) What's more annoying is that this thing doesn't seem to have a way to shut down, and the manufacturer's manual does not mention this. The "keyboard" corresponds to a gamepad. The keyboard on the back of the handle is very concave and has an old version of the "Nintendo" logo. In short, it is difficult to get started with these two gadgets without the instructions, and even my colleagues who are in the digital circle every day can't understand it. (The picture comes from Lei Technology) The product comes with a small manual, which briefly explains the precautions when using the game console and how to turn it on. It does not teach users how to use the functions in the machine. The full version of the manual provided by the customer service is at most an extra one to teach the user how to connect the accessories, and I don't understand where the "completeness" is. Speakers and microphones are more honest, what they look like is what they are used for, much more honest than handles and volume adjustment. (Picture from Lei Technology) After booting up according to the steps in the manual, the game machine will first display the Windows XP loading interface and play the boot sound. With the classic boot ceremony, childhood memories flooded into my mind instantly. It's just that this game console is not built with a Windows system, and the decent Windows desktop is just a background wallpaper. I have to say that this desktop background is really contrived, and the retro effect is achieved, but it really affects the visual perception. Xiaolei found that the system album has many built-in pictures, which is much simpler than the default Windows desktop. After exploring for a while, I finally found that there is a wallpaper setting in the system navigation function, and I feel much better after replacing the new background. In addition, this gadget can watch videos, sing K, play games, and listen to songs. As a retro game console, it basically has all the forms of entertainment. There is also a software upgrade function in the system navigation, but it is probably a decoration. After all, this kind of small toy cannot be connected to the Internet, not to mention the follow-up maintenance. The soul of this game console is that a memory card provided by the merchant contains 180 retro pixel games, 37 videos and 8 songs. You can also store other video resources into the memory card according to your own needs. , and then put it into the game console to open it. (Picture from Lei Technology) The advantage of these copycat game consoles is that you can play a lot of games, and the number of games on those genuine licensed machines is difficult to compare with these copycat products. The game library has a variety of classic series such as "Contra", "Cat Leo", "Fighting Tornado", "Kirby", "Adventure Island", "Bomberman" and so on. Every time you clear a game, you can tick the "College Graduation Certificate" attached to the product to prove that you have passed the "assessment". A colleague of Xiaolei likes these classic pixel games very much. He said that "Contra" is the most fun horizontal board pixel game he has ever played. (Picture from Lei Technology) When it comes to the game part, Xiao Lei is going to complain again. Not to mention the poor feel of the handle buttons, the display format of the game list is messed up. The names of all games are displayed as "KKK + number", and the arrangement logic is also According to the order of the first letters, the natural numbers cannot be recognized at all, let alone finding games, even the simplest number display is a mess. (The picture comes from Lei Technology) The "College Graduation Certificate" only shows what games are in the game console, and there is no corresponding number. What games are opened are all based on fate. , but played several games I didn't know. (The picture comes from Lei Technology) In addition to the game, there are many places to complain. First of all, there is only one microphone switch in this singing K. After turning it on, it is equivalent to activating the global radio of the microphone. The so-called karaoke is just a function composed of global radio and music playback. Alas, MP3s and MP4s that sell for more than 200 yuan on the market don't have the K function, so don't ask too much for this little toy. The video function and music playback function are a bit of a decoration in Xiaolei's view. The main reason is that the quality of the display screen is too poor, and the resolution and screen ratio are very "retro". If you look closely, they are all pixel points, which are used to watch old animations. It’s also a bit interesting, not to mention music, the sound quality of the speakers can’t pull the crotch, and the basic audio-visual experience can’t be satisfied. The system interface does not adapt well, and the setting options and file names cannot be seen clearly by anyone. In short, using this device to listen to songs or watch videos is basically impossible to evaluate except nostalgia. (Picture from Lei Technology) Strictly speaking, this retro little toy is just a DIY product made by a small workshop. The hardware cost is very low, and the performance is poor. Except for pixel games and low-resolution, low-resolution video and Except for music, it is basically impossible to do other things. Xiaolei thinks that most of the cost of this toy is spent on the customization of the shell, plus manual assembly, it is not difficult to understand that it is expensive to sell. The interface is also a disaster. The most advanced interface of this game console is probably Micro-USB. The retro game consoles sold by SNK have Type-C, HDMI and other interfaces, which are only 200 yuan more expensive. There are also genuine authorized games and products. Power can be described as a dimensionality reduction attack. Ironically, under the banner of retro, classic and sentimental, it has captured the hearts of Lei Technology's editors, indicating that the purpose of this sentimental toy has been achieved, it is just to awaken everyone's childhood memories. But if you say from the perspective of entertainment, then it is a proper IQ tax, far less fun than the mobile phone. (The cover image comes from Lei Technology)

(Responsible editor:Memory module)

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