See what's new with Innex for 2017

Innex's Super Retro Boy plays Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA game cartridges. Innex's Super Retro Boy plays Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA game cartridges. BARRY WHITE / GEEKNIFTY

Innex is bringing some big things (both physically and metaphorically) to the world of video games in 2017 as evidenced by their booth at CES 2017.

On the metaphorically big side of things, Innex showed off a pair of portable retro video game consoles.  One, the Retro-Bit Generations Portable, is a portable gaming device that's packed with 100 pre-installed officially licenced retro video games.  It features a high-definition screen and a re-chargable lithium-ion battery.  The other looks quite a lot like a Game Boy Color and there's a reason for that: it plays all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advanced video game cartridges.  It's called the Super Retro Boy and Innex seems very happy with it.

In terms of a physically big unveiling, Innex exhibited a prototype of its Retro-Bit Mega Table.  Quite literally, it's a wooden coffee table that doubles as a NES controller.  The company hopes to use Kickstarter to gauge interest and raise money to put towards final development and production of the piece of functional video game furniture.

Innex also showed a non-working prototype of a new gamepad the company is working on for PlayStation 4.  The plan is to release both a wired and a wireless version of the PS4 controller, which features all of the usual buttons as Sony's DualShock 4 but with a few alterations.  The most notable difference is that the analog sticks will be of different heights (the left stick is taller than the right one) and the left stick will have a convex pad whereas the right analog stick's will be concave.

You can check out some highlights from Innex from CES 2017 in our interview with company rep Kristopher Mendez:


CES 2017: Innex makes the old new (once again) by GeekNifty

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