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iFixit's Playdate

iFixit’s Playdate teardown reveals magnetically-powered crank that shouldn’t wear out

Bottom line: This week, iFixit reviewed the reparability of the Playdate — the upcoming retro handheld console from Panic. Overall it seems to be a fairly repairable machine with some nice surprises inside. iFixit expressed some nitpicks in its review but no serious issues. It still worked after having been completely taken apart and reassembled.…

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Playdate Pre-Order

You Can Now Pre-Order Playdate, the Handheld Console with a Crank

News @yeah_books Jul 29, 2021, 5:16 pm EDT | 1 min read PlaydatePanic’s unique and experimental gaming console, Playdate, is finally available to pre-order. The crank-based console made its first appearance over two years ago and has left fans wondering whether or not the console would ever make it to production. And now, we have…

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Handheld Playdate

Playdate handheld gaming system sells 20k+ units in under 30 minutes

The first day of public sales of the Panic Playdate is today, and it either went great or was a big giant mess, depending on how you see it. If you were an international customer and couldn’t get past the order and shipping screens on the sale website, it probably wasn’t a great day for…

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Playdate Pocketable

Playdate, the Pocketable Game Console, Prepares for Preorders

More than two years after it was first introduced, Panic’s Playdate finally has a preorder date: Thursday, July 29. This charming and bright yellow handheld video game console has a unique crank on its side, and its $179 price includes 24 games developed exclusively for the device.You won’t be able to play all 24 games…