Evercade EXP: Retro gaming handheld with cartridge support introduced for US$149.99
Evercade has presented the EXP, its latest cartridge-based retro games console. Building on the eponymous device that the company released in 2020, the Evercade EXP has a 4.3-inch IPS display that outputs at 800 x 480 pixels. As Evercade's marketing images show, the EXP has a standard button layout, albeit without any joysticks. Still, the Evercade XP has dedicated A+B buttons for playing in portrait mode, which is a nice touch.
Additionally, Evercade claims that the EXP should last up to 5 hours between charges of its 3,000 mAh battery, for which it has a USB Type-C port. Incidentally, the 192.7 x 78.5 x 20.7 mm device has 4 GB of built-in storage, an undisclosed 1.5 GHz quad-core SoC and a Wi-Fi module. Supposedly, the Evercade EXP will receive over-the-air (OTA) updates, although the company has not disclosed what it has planned yet.
Moreover, the Evercade EXP has a mini HDMI port for playing its 300-strong game library on an external monitor split across 30 cartridge collections. For reference, you can view all Evercade's cartridges on its website, which sell for US$19.99 in the US. Currently, Evercade hopes to begin shipping the EXP this winter, with pre-orders opening in September. The Evercade EXP will be available for US$149.99 in the US, £129.99 in the UK and €149.99 in the Eurozone.