Imagine a machine that isn’t much bigger than an iPhone 5, with a shape inspired by the original PSP that can be plugged into your TV with the capability to emulate games from 13 different retro consoles. This is the Dingoo A330, a handheld emulator that can satisfy all your nostalgic gaming needs. If you think that sounds pretty awesome then The Gadget Show would agree, calling it the “ideal system for true retro addicts.”
So, let’s take a look at what the Dingoo is capable of…
CPU: 400MHz Jz4740 Revised Processor and Motherboard
RAM: 64MB at 133MHz
Storage Capacity: Internal 4GB flash (additional storage with MiniSD/ SDHC Slot
Display: TFT 2.8″ QVGA LCD, 320×240
Battery: 1700MAh Lithium ion battery
Dimensions: 132×57×15 (length x width x height, in mm)
Internal 2.4GHz Receiver Module, supports 2.4GHz wireless controller
Stereo speaker output, headphone jack & TV-out with included cable.
I/O USB 2.0.
Display: 2.8″ LCD, 320×240 resolution, 16M colors.
The Dingo A330 offers emulator support for the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, MSX, NeoGeo, NeoGeo Pocket, PC Engine, SEGA Master System, SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear, WonderSwan Color &, Odyssey ², ColecoVision, and MAME (arcade systems).
IS IT ABLE TO PLAY VIDEOS?
Yep. The Dingo A330 cab play videos in a RMVB, RM, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, ASF, MOV, codecs WMV1, WMV3, WMV7, WMV8.1, WMV9, MP42, mp4v, DIV3, DivX5, XviD, MJPG, MPEG1, and MPEG2. Playing flash (SWF files) is also supported.
WHAT ABOUT AUDIO?
Yes, it can do that too. The Dingo can play MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, WAV, RA, and AC3 files. It also has a built-in digital FM radio tuner capabilities, as well as a functional audio recorder via built-in mic. Supports digital recording of voice (MP3 and WMA formats) and FM radio.
IS IT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY OPERATING SYSTEMS?
The handheld is compatible with Windows and MacOS. Linux can be installed onto the device, offering expanded possibilities such as improved emulator, application, and multimedia support.
CAN IT BE PLAYED THROUGH MY TV?
Yes. The device comes packaged with a TV-out cable. It is also compatible with a special Dingoo F-16 wireless controller (available separately). The controller is functional with a range up to 10 meters and is powered by 2xAA batteries, allowing you to turn the handheld into a true gaming console!
HOW MANY GAMES COULD I PLAY ON THE DINGOO?
So far, we have discovered over 8500 titles that have been successfully emulated. You can see a full list of the titles that we have seen compatible here.
ARE THERE MANY IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE DINGO A320?
There are a few subtle changes over the device’s predecessor, these include speakers have been moved to back of the unit, shoulder buttons that are easier to press, more like PSP triggers than buttons, a standard Mini-USB port and the addition of a wrist-strap loop.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHERE CAN I BUY ONE?
The Dingoo A330 costs £89.99. The F-16 controller costs £12.99 and both are available from Funstock.co.uk.