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Gaming Boombox Is Large, Uncomfortable, And Awesome

by Suriel Vazquez on May 13, 2018 at 04:19 PM

Since the Switch made portable console gaming a real possibility, many have tried to build ways to make that possible for every platform. Strapping a bunch of consoles to a boombox might not be the most practical method to achieve true portable gaming, but it's definitely one of the coolest.

Youtuber My Mate Vince, who previously brought us games running on a really weird old television and an XL Switch, has done exactly that. Taking an old Radioshack boombax with a Portavision TV built into it and hooking up a SNES Classic, Wii mini, PlayStation TV, and Switch sounds like a tall task, and honestly, not really worth it. I mean for one, the Switch is already portable, so the boombox seems unnecessary. Connecting modern consoles to a CRT TV is hard on its own, but doing it all on boombox and making the whole thing portable is extra-hard.

The process of building this relatively useless monstrosity requires a few converters, figuring out how do use the analog signal dial to "tune" into the game channel. The radio even works, and it has a Wii IR bar hooked up to it, which means the pointer actually works. It's worth watching how this thing is built and functions, even if its portability is debatable.