We have wanted to start building customized upgraded Game Boys for years. There are so many talented and innovative modders in the retro gaming community, and it’s inspiring to see what they are working on, with new upgrades and solutions introduced every day.

However, from new rechargeable batteries, to LED mods and USB-C charging, the fundamental upgrade to customized Game Boys today are their new IPS screens. They bring a whole new gaming experience to the iconic Game Boy, who will be celebrating its 35th year since its first introduction in 1989. Let’s take a closer look at this cool upgrade.

What are IPS screens and why are they important?

IPS stands for In-Plane Switching, and it refers to a type of display technology that offers superior color reproduction, wider viewing angles, and better overall image quality compared to traditional LCD screens. This means that you can enjoy vibrant and accurate colors, regardless of the angle at which you're viewing the screen. With IPS screens, you'll never have to worry about washed-out colors or limited viewing angles on your Game Boy ever again!

How do IPS screens enhance your gaming experience?

When it comes to gaming, every detail matters. IPS screens excel in delivering stunning visuals. Whatever cartridge you place in your Game Boy, they make your gaming worlds come to life with vibrant colors and sharp details. Whether you're exploring vast open worlds, engaging in intense battles, or solving intricate puzzles, IPS screens ensure that you don't miss out on any of the visual nuances that game developers have meticulously crafted and wanted you to enjoy.

IPS screens also offer wider viewing angles, allowing you to share your gaming experience with friends and family without compromising on image quality. No more huddling around a tiny screen or struggling to find the perfect viewing position. With IPS screens, everyone can enjoy the game in all its glory, no matter where they're sitting.

Are there any downsides to IPS screens?

While IPS screens offer numerous advantages, it's important to consider all aspects before making a purchase. The only potential drawback of IPS screens is their very slightly higher power consumption compared to other display technologies. However, with advancements in technology, this difference has become negligible to a point where you don’t even notice it, and the benefits of IPS screens far outweigh this minor power consumption.

Where can you find Game Boys with new IPS screens?

In our shop, of course ;) We have only started, and are adding more customized Game Boys every week. We plan to introduce designs that turn this nostalgic piece of hardware into a handheld that’s so stunning and personal, it’s also a piece of art.


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