My Experience with the ANBERNIC RG353V: A Solid Choice for Retro Gaming

Anbernic RG353V

I’m absolutely loving my new RG353V! I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to manage my games, even without an SD card reader. By connecting it to my PC and booting into Android, I can access my games and add new ones to my library. The device recognizes my PC as a tablet with an SD card, making it a breeze to transfer files.

One area for improvement is the battery life, which could be better, especially when running heavier emulations like PS1 and PSP. However, for classic games that require less power, the battery life shines, lasting around 6-7 hours. For PSP games, I get around 4-5 hours of playtime.

Overall, the RG353V is an incredible value for its price, offering dual-boot functionality and two operating systems. You can even use it for remote play with Steam or Moonlight, allowing you to play PC games over WiFi when you’re away from home. Just keep in mind that more advanced emulation isn’t stable, so it’s best to stick with what the device is designed for.

One more thing to note is that with Android on board and a bit of know-how, you can fully utilize this device with just a WiFi connection. You can download and manage files on Android and reboot into Linux to play them, making a PC unnecessary.

In short, the RG353V is a great choice for retro gaming, but if you’re looking for more advanced features, you may want to consider other options like the RG552 or Steam Deck.