Game Boys have been long forgotten. However, there are some companies that are trying to tap into this niche market segment by offering modified versions of the popular console, or as an accessory for your smartphone. We’re going to talk about something similar from Wanle Cases, which recently launched the Wanle Gamers Console.
This is basically a snap-on case for your iPhone that turns it into a proper Game Boy. It comes with 10 games by default including Tetris, Formula 1 Racing, Snakes and Blocks, as well as a handful of others. This case snaps onto your iPhone just like any other case and lets you kill some time by diving into some real retro gaming.
The case comes with its own display, which is positioned towards the back panel of your iPhone. This allows you to use your phone normally without hindering any of its abilities during gameplay. For example, you can be playing a game and still receive phone calls, texts on your phone without having to interrupt the gameplay. The product page mentions that the case doesn’t block the microphone, speaker, headphone jack, dock, and flash of your iPhone, allowing access to every feature of your iPhone.
Since it doesn’t access the iPhone to harness its power, the Wanle Gamers Console requires a single CR2032 battery which has to be purchased separately. Battery life isn’t specified by the manufacturer, however. The manufacturer also mentions that the protuberance of the case will protect your device from being damaged during accidental falls. The added bulk that comes with the case remains a concern, though.
The Wanle Gamers Console is available for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus.
You can check out the case from our deals page. It is currently priced at $33.99, although it usually costs $79.95.