Today we look at the LDK console that although it has been in the market for a while, is still a good option for those looking for something really small and portable. With a design inspired by the GameBoy Color, this small console is available in two formats, with a vertical model that does not have an analog joystick while its landscape format does.
The LDK comes in its factory version with many installed emulators such as MAME, NES, SNES, GameBoy, GameBoy Color, MegaDrive, Master System, NeoGeo, DosBOX, ScummVM, Amstrad, MSX, Commodore, ZX Spectrum or Amiga 500 among others. The performance of this small console can be greatly increased using custom firmwares such as the custom RetroFW firmware that support many platforms, with more than 45 emulators.
The SoC included in the two LDK retro consoles is an Ingenic JZ4760, a Dual Core that reaches 528 MHz with MIPS architecture and we also have 128 MB of DDR2 memory. For storage memory we have two microSD card readers, one under the battery and one outside. The battery is of the type BL-5C of 1020mAh from which we can easily find replacements, which can last for about 3-4 hours of play and is recharged by a microUSB port.
The screen is a 2.6″ TFT with a resolution of 320×240 pixels in the vertical model, while the horizontal model has a 2.7″ screen with the same screen resolution and brightness control. We also have a 1W speaker in the chassis and among the accessories we have included an RCA cable to connect this small console to a TV.
Price and availability
- The LDK game console can be purchased on Aliexpress.com from $ 42.04 in its vertical format and from $ 44.17 in its landscape format, both with free shipping.