The Powkiddy V90 with the SP-like clamshell design doesn’t rival a GBA SP in build quality. Feeling light and a little flimsy didn’t matter much, but the face buttons weren’t good.
It’s a budget option that unfortunately feels like it.
It does have a headphone jack though, and that clamshell design.
I switched to an SP modded to include a headphone jack and it feels like a big upgrade despite the smaller game library.
Still not my favourite d-pad, but better, and the face buttons feel way better.
Love the way the SP feels when it opens.
Not sure if my modded one ‘feels better’ than they originally did or if I just forgot how well built they were.
I’m assuming the latter, but I don’t have an unmodded one to compare it to.
I think I like modded original systems more than the emulator handhelds, but both are interesting.