Capable of flawlessly emulating all the classics, as well as Playstation and most Nintendo 64 games, the RockBox punches well above its weight. Most PSP and Dreamcast games can also run full speed with the right settings!
The RockBox comes with R-Cade preinstalled and supports over 100 gaming systems, a lightweight web browser, and 4K UHD media playback!
You can read more about R-Cade and the easy initial setup by clicking here.
External storage of ROMs and other media, such as videos and music, are available using USB 3.0 or SD. The RockBox will play back 4K HDR videos from local or LAN storage, as well as stream all your favorite movies, tv-shows, and music utilizing KODI (included in the default operating system), and easily controlled with the included IR remote.
Small, compact, and elegant, the RockBox blends seamlessly into your living room setup.
1 x RockBox R-Cade Console
1 x AC/DC Adapter – 5V 2A
1 x Infrared Remote Controller by Pine64
CPU: Quad-core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz
GPU: Mali-450MP2 GPU
RAM: 1GB LPDDR3
Internal Storage: 8GB eMMC Flash
Video out: HDMI
Video playback capability: Up-to 4K@60Hz with HDR10/HLG
Audio out: Optical S/PDIF
802.11 b/g/n WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0 (via external USB 2.0)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Power 5V 2A
Great little retro-gaming console!
The looks are definitely on the strong side – your friends or significant other will have a hard time realizing that the small box under the TV is in reality a small gaming monster 😉
I really like the retro gaming image and how easy it is to bring my library to it!
Early Adopter Number One –
Great console for the price!
It runs retro titles like a champ! PSP emulation can be taxing in some heavy though, be sure to read about recommended settings.
The only reason for giving 4 instead of 5 is there are only 2 USB ports and one of them is bound to be used either for Bluetooth or wired controller. Quickly addressed with a USB hub though.
Brett Carlock (verified owner) –
My experience with the unit thus far is quite minimal, but packaging, assembly, materials, fit/finish and first-start experience are all tops. The OS seems smooth and runs well, though the Sony/XMB-inspired UI/UX does make me a bit sad, haha.
Developer is beyond helpful, accessible, and friendly. Absolutely astounding on this front and is worth the 5-Star rating themselves, product aside.
I hope to turn this into a PiwiGo server box, so definitely not the intended usage, but the developer is encouraging and helpful so I can’t be happier with my purchase.
(I will absolutely try my DreamCast library on here, first though :D)