There seems to be an increased interest for dedicated gaming devices built around the Android platform. In this area the OUYA gaming device or the Project Shield have managed to gather a lot of interest lately though it seems less known manufacturers offers are of the most attractive type.


 Iben’s L1-B gamepad comes with a rather powerful hardware configuration, though the manufacturer seems to have wanted to keep the price at a moderate level. The device is powered by an AllWinner A20 chipset and with 2 GB of RAM which should suffice for the modern games available today.

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running GamePad offers the most powerful PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU, also found in some of the most powerful Apple devices. It supports up to 8 emulators for classic gaming, including FC/NES, SFC/SNES, MD/Genesis, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Playstation 1 and PSP. Also, its design supports the “Virtual Key Mapping” function for best control. It will be available for prices around $150 to $200.