We hand-restore old consoles and upgrade them with modern tech
The Game Boy Pocket brings all the power and fun of the original brick GameBoy, but in a much smaller size. Taking 2 AAA batteries, having a higher contrast and faster response screen than the original, this is the perfect console for those who loved the original.
Hand-restored to it's original condition, with a new shell, buttons, screen, boxed making the perfect gift for a die-hard gamer.
We take an original Game Boy Pocket and start by taking it apart fully. We clean the PCB, replace any broken or worn components such as the Link connection, volume wheel, contrast wheel and power switch, and do a full hardware test to confirm good working order is restored.
Next, we replace the old, used and worn shell with a brand new one, along with the rubber contacts and buttons to restore that brand new button press feel.
We upgrade the quiet audio with our CleanAmp system that boosts the sound level and replaces the old speaker with a hyper-loud 1W speaker, pushing the sound to the limit.
Then comes the major upgrade. We install our brand new backlit LCD that brings the GameBoy Pocket into the modern age (the LCD is smaller than the original screen). This will leave you in GameBoy heaven.
Finally, we replace the plastic screen protector with a modern tougher glass screen protector so your old new console stays newer for longer.
The finishing touch is a boxed and sealed product perfect as a gift for any retro gamer... or maybe even treat yourself?
So many things these days are mass produced, not designed to last, and make as cheap as possible for as much money as possible. We started RetroSix not as a mass market business. We are aiming at the small, limited quantity, but hand-build and restored market.
All work, restoration, modifications, improvements and so on are done in the UK, in-house by hand and all attention to detail and care is taken for every order. You can be assured that your order has been inspected not only by a real person but someone who knows about and is excited by gaming and retro, and no sub-par product leaves our doors.
In 2020 we partnered with Hand Held Legend in the USA. I believe partnering with other likeminded companies is a great way to help each other out and ultimately make products that are better for the end consumer. Check them out at https://handheldlegend.com
RetroSix is a small team of people who have been in the gaming industry and retail business since 2013, and sold consoles, controllers and even designed our own controllers and consoles.
Putting that expertise to good use, we decided to start RetroSix; a small team of people passionate about retro gaming, and restoring original consoles to like-new, adding our own twist and style to them and in general bringing a modern twist to retro.
Experience the nostalgia without the limitations of old and outdated hardware.