Since Nintendo's patent has dropped on the NES, we're finally seeing all of the Nintendo gear that we could only dream about as kids. The FC Mobile is such a product, bringing a Nintendo Entertainment System into your hands. Reading real cartridges, 8-bit glory can either shine on its 2.4" display or be outputted to a television—all while fueled by classic AA batteries (sure, lithium ion would be more convenient, but it wouldn't capture the battery-burning nostalgia of yore). If you refuse to partake in emulation or your heart yearns for a simpler era, the FC Mobile will run about $40 on eBay. It's a shame the controls aren't just right. [eBay via technabob]
The A and B buttons are reversed... And it's probably difficult to use ROB on a handheld device. Kind of makes me wish Nintendo stuck with the original 60-pin Famicom cartridge though... You wouldn't have such a huge freakin' cartridge sticking out the top.