The RS-60 is clearly designed with portability in mind. It’s the length and width of a credit card, and the depth of the unit is 6.5 mm, which allows it to slip into any pocket.
The RGB20 is priced around $90, which is on par or more expensive than already existing handhelds in the RK3326 range. It’s also more expensive than the Retroid Pocket 2, which offers better PSP and Dreamcast emulation.
There’s an adjective that I keep using to describe the Retro FC Plus 168-in-1: Adequate. As in, the 3-inch LCD screen is not well lit, but is adequate. The form factor is not compact, but is adequately portable. The game play is not revolutionary, but performs with adequasivity (not a word!).
The PiBoy absolutely comes recommended if N64 and PS1 emulation is on your “must have” list, and you don’t mind paying $150-200 for a preassembled version. If you’re skittish on the price and want something that you put in your pocket as opposed to a backpack, the 1Up PiBoy will not be for you.
For the price of $40, there is just no beating what you get. If you are OK with staying in the 16-bit category, and want a highly portable, premium looking and feeling retro handheld, this is absolutely worth your time and money.
The addition of save states along with better acoustics would’ve made this handheld a perfect 10. It was so close to perfection, but at $40, it’s still worth the purchase, especially if you grew up in the 16-bit era like I did.