Someone playing a Gameboy game on their mobile phone with a Smartboy adapter.

This Awesome Device Converts Your Phone Into A Game Boy

This slot-on device lets retrogamers play their old cartridges on their phones with the satisfying *clunk* of the old Gameboy buttons.  It’s really cool.

The Smart Boy by Hyperkin attaches to smartphones – turning the phone into a handheld gaming device.

Compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges, this slot-on device will scratch that retro-itch far better than emulating classic games and tapping away on your touch-screen.

Retailing for £49.99, the Smart Boy is also reasonably priced.  If you’re into retro gaming on your phone then you owe it to yourself to at least consider adding this to your Christmas wishlist.

Playing on a touch-screen is one of my biggest pet-peeves with emulating the games I played as a kid.  It’s amazing to be able to take the games I used to love everywhere with me but pushing those chunky buttons is as much of the experience as the games themselves.  The Smart Boy is a significant step forward.