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I just took the wireless peripherals for my FC Mobile II out of the closet. They've never been used. I've read they're pretty crap, being IR-based, and they just have a cheap feel to them on top of that. I have no complaints about the FCM II, it's as good as I expected it to be... but I have no idea what to do with these controllers. I don't plan to ever use them, and I don't even think I can sell/trade them, since they're useless without the console. Any ideas?
I thought I'd start a new thread, because this thing was mentioned in the Retron 5 thread, but has been buried under news about that console. It seems Retro-Bit (the company who made the RetroDuo) just released a new clone system. On paper, it's basically the Retron3, but it does seem like it improves on that console a LOT. Gone are the useless wireless controllers, instead it simply includes a clone SNES pad (albeit with a Genesis connector). It still supports original controllers AND analog connections. Compatibility is said to be high. Here's where it gets interesting: Retrobit has also said that sound accuracy is MUCH better than on previous clones, and that the console does work with SOME flashcarts. Now, I'm definitely waiting for independent reviews to qualify these statements, but even though the RetroTrio is "low-tech" compared to the RetroN5, there's a chance it's forgone the bells and whistles and just done a better job at the basics. I'm going to watch this.