THEA500 Mini, Amiga clone now available in the UK

Amiga Meet clone, THEA500 Mini and it is now available in the UK. Check out the details and specifications of this device.

THEA500 Mini is a gaming system aimed at older computer users looking for a taste of the 80s.

Designed to look like an Amiga 500 computer, the A500 Mini comes with the Amiga 25 Classic Games pre-installed. Users can also load and play their own games with a USB flash drive.

Announced for the first time last summer, THEA500 is now available in the UK, where it is sold by GAME, Smyths Toys and Amazon. as well it is on pre sale for $140 in the US, where it is scheduled for release on May 31, 2022.

THEA500 Mini, Amiga clone now available in the UK

THEA500 Mini, Amiga clone now available in the UK

The system comes with an Amiga-style mouse, a game controller, and a few modern accessories, including an HDMI cable and a USB-C power cable (though you’ll need to bring your own AC adapter, as there isn’t one. ) in the box).

The system can send 720p video to a TV or monitor 50 or 60 Hz. There’s also an optional CRT filter that gives the game a more authentic appearance even when you’re playing in modern screens.

One of the strange things about the device that the keyboard is just for show – you can not type on it.

In fact, don’t even move the key. Instead, they’re just helping fill in the illusion that you’re using a retro 2022 video game console instead of a 1987 computer.

But most games should only be playable using the game controller, and there’s an on-screen keyboard that you can use when you need to enter text.

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Or you can use one of the device’s 3 USB ports to plug in the actual keyboard, reserving the other two for the game controller and mouse.

USB ports can also allow you to connect to third-party game controllers or storage device.

THEA500 Mini, Amiga clone now available in the UK
THEA500 Mini, Amiga clone now available in the UK

THEA500 is powered by an Allwinner H6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, an unspecified amount of RAM, and 256MB of internal storage for the operating system and pre-installed games.

first Analysis THEA500 MINI KEY IN THEIR majority PositiveAlthough Game control is apparently uncomfortable And possibly unnecessary – many Amiga games do not use multiple buttons.

there is one Joystick Controller Optional for those who want an over 80s experience.

THEA500 Mini, Amiga clone now available in the UK
THEA500 Mini, Amiga clone now available in the UK

But reviewers generally like the quick setup and ease of use.

And official support for loading your own games helps set the THEA500 Mini apart from many other retro consoles, which often need to be hacked if you want this kind of functionality.

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