Soon You'll Be Able to Turn Your Otherwise Useless iPhone Into a Game Boy

Rebecca OConnell
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What started as a prank is now becoming a reality: Video game hardware developer Hyperkin is releasing a device tentatively called SmartBoy. 

With this new piece of essential technology, users can slip in their iPhone 6 Plus and favorite Game Boy cartridge. (If you're like us and have Pokémon Red sitting in a drawer with no Game Boy to play it, this is big news.) Just picture playing The Legend of Zelda or Dragon Quest III on a high-quality screen. 

"We wanted to create a retro device that can be easily adapted into any modern gamer's arsenal of devices," Chris Gallizzi, Hyperkin's product developer, said in a press release

Initially, the device will only be available in '80s gray, with more hues coming later. It will also have an eight-way D-pad, two action buttons, a start and select button, and a battery that charges through the phone. There's no set release date yet, but the knowledge that this is actually becoming a reality is enough for now. And non-iOS users don't have to feel left out: Hyperkin is also looking into making devices for Android and Windows handsets. 

[h/t: Daily Dot]