The ByteBoi is a great way to learn about electronics and have fun doing it. The kit includes all the parts needed to build your own handheld gaming console and works with Make Code Arcade to create and load games. It’s also available with a complete tool kit for assembly.
This pocket-sized computer runs a full version of Debian 10 w/mainline Linux, and packs a 1080p touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keyboard, expandable storage via SD card, 4x USB-C connectors, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. There’s also a version with LoRaWAN tech for low-power, long range communications. Available 8.2020.
Handheld maker wermy shows off a nifty build he found on the sudomod forums. Moosepr’s TinyPi is a ridiculously small gaming system that’s can run all kinds of retro games, and is about as small as you can get using a Raspberry Pi Zero board. Part kits available here.
Like TV makers, Nintendo is finally admitting defeat in the world of 3D content, and offering up a new version of their popular folding handheld, devoid of the eyeball-crossing 3D top screen. The 2DS XL does everything the 3DS XL does, minus the 3D bit. Drops 7/28/17 for $150.
A handheld edition of the classic Atari 2600 game console with a 3.2″ color display. It comes pre-loaded with 60 games, and can also play game ROMs loaded onto an SD card too. Has a built-in rechargeable battery, and can connect to a TV with RCA composite inputs.