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Ainol V100 MP3 Player Emulates NES, SNES and Sega Genesis

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.
This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

The Ainol V100 isn't just an MP3 and video player with a gorgeous 2.5-inch QVGA screen, it emulates old school NES and Sega games as well. Inside its brushed metal body, there's a ADI Blackfin processor running at 400MHz which plays back NES ROMS, SNES ROMS and Sega Genesis ROMS along with MP3s, WMAs, FLAC and AVIs. Of course getting those ROMS through backdoor channels isn't too hard, but they're of questionable legality.


We're not sure how SNES games will be played with only four buttons, but thems the breaks. There's also only 512MB of space on the drive, which makes us suspect things are kind of tight over at Ainol.

In conclusion, we know all want Ainol, but we can't have Ainol—it's only available in China.


Ainol Website [Ainol via Gizmologia via Oh Gizmo]

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Well I have looked over the site with a co-worker of mine who is Chinese, and there is not only the 512MB version, but there is also a 1GB version as well. Now I know this is not the robust drive space that we are looking for in the US, but for the price point it is hard to go wrong. I am currently in Beijing, China this week and will be looking at trying to get one and bring it back with me. In addition the 1GB is roughly $70 which is a price worth paying for some olde skool games on a handheld.