portable game consoles that can be taken with you

portable game consoles that can be taken with you

Many people know about portable consoles such as Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, Steam Deck. But there are lesser-known accessories produced by companies from China and other countries. We will talk about them in this selection, because among the various devices there are interesting examples.

AYN Odin2

Currently, the manufacturing company has only announced the quick release of this device. This is already the second generation, the first model is AYN Loki, which was able to gain popularity in its niche.

The location of controls in AYN Odin2 is similar. There are regular buttons, a D-pad, two analog sticks and functional additional buttons. In addition, the developer provided several speakers, a microphone and a rather productive “stuffing”. For its class of devices, of course.

This is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, 4 or 8 GB of RAM, 64 or 128 GB of internal memory. Well, Android is used as an OS – accordingly, there is an opportunity to install an emulator and play the good old classics. If, of course, modern Android games did not please.


Similar to the previous model, which, however, is much more powerful. If the first one supports indie games and other relatively “light” toys, then this is already quite a modern device.

The processor is AMD Ryzen 7 7840U plus a minimum of 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory. The display is 7-inch with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The maximum configuration provides 64 GB of RAM and 4 TB of internal memory. The RAM here is LPDDR5x-7500.

The younger model will cost $740, the older model will cost $1,299. The dimensions of the device are 263.6 × 98.25 × 22.6 mm. The resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels. The device also has 2 USB 4 Type-C ports, USB 3.2 Type-A ports and a 3.5 mm audio connector.

All in all, a powerful device, albeit at a high price. But if portability is a priority, then this device is just what you need.


This console also has a Ryzen 7 7840U, but the screen is already 8.4 inches. The resolution of the screen is 2560 × 1600 pixels. That’s twice the resolution of the Steam Deck display, and even higher than the ASUS ROG Ally (1080p). So, the competitor to the mentioned devices is quite worthy.

The processor is not the newest, but still popular. It has eight Zen 4 cores clocked at 5.1 GHz and Radeon 780M graphics with 12 compute units (CU) on the RDNA 3 architecture.

The design of the device provides for the ability to remove the controllers (roughly the way the Nintendo Switch is organized) and connect the keyboard. The manufacturer says that the console in this case turns into a “full-fledged laptop”. But, of course, it is difficult to consider an 8-inch baby with a small keyboard as a full-fledged laptop. However, the device can perform some functions of a laptop.

The console is equipped with up to 64 GB of LPDDR5X memory and up to 4 TB of SSD with PCIe Gen4 x4 interface. In addition, the console has a 40 Gbps USB-4 port, USB 3.1 Type-C and USB 3.0 Type-A ports, as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack.

The cost will be higher than $1,000, significantly higher. It is not yet known exactly, but soon the console will go on sale.

AYA Neo Pocket Air

Another Android device designed for playing classic and modern games that do not require the allocation of a large amount of resources. The diagonal of the screen is 5.5 inches, the resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels. The processor is MediaTek Dimensity 1200.

The size of the device is not particularly large, it is 224×89.5×17 mm. But there is a capacious battery of 7350 mAh * h, wireless Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. And also a full-fledged USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and another USB-C port only for charging.

There is also a fingerprint sensor that is combined with the power button. Android 12 is used as the OS.

Khadas Mind

For the sake of variety, let’s not talk about a portable console, but a powerful mini-PC that can also serve as a gaming desktop, if necessary. It can also be taken on the road, as the device is very small.

Processor – Intel Core i7-1360P, 32 GB of LPDDR5-5200 memory, support for up to 2 TB of internal memory. The device is productive, but it stands out not because of this, but because of its capabilities. The fact is that the team has designed several accessories for Khadas Mind that connect to the main device and increase its capabilities.

The connection is made using the PCIe 5.0 interface (32GT/s). A docking station is provided – a laptop, a desktop and an eGPU docking station. But all this is needed only if the user needs additional capabilities. If not, Khadas Mind can work as a PC by itself.

Its dimensions are 146×105×20, it weighs 450 grams. There’s also enough battery to switch the device from one dock to another. The battery is not particularly capacious, but it is enough for the specified task. In sleep mode, it lasts up to 5 hours without the need for charging. So if the electricity suddenly went out, no problem.

There is a Wi-Fi 6E wireless communication module and Bluetooth 5.3. In addition, Windows 11 is installed. The mini-PC supports work with four displays at the same time.

Unfortunately, its cost is unknown, but it is unlikely to be low. Most likely, it will be more than $1,000, with accessories it can be more than $2,000. But the option is interesting, the device does not take up much space, and offers various possibilities.

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