China Already Has A Handheld Like The Nintendo Switch

[Iimage: Notebook Italia]
[Iimage: Notebook Italia]
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This is the Morphus X300. Complete with detachable controllers, it will most certainly remind you of the Nintendo Switch.

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From Shenzhen-based Aikun Electronics, the Morphus X300 doesn’t double as a console like the Nintendo Switch does, but again, its basic form factor and removable controls might remind you of the newly announced Switch. But...

[Iimage: Notebook Italia]
[Iimage: Notebook Italia]
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[Iimage: Notebook Italia]
[Iimage: Notebook Italia]

Last year, Italian site Notebook Italia checked out the Android-based 3D gaming tablet at the Global Sources Electronics Show in Hong Kong.

That’s right, last year

Below are more images of the Morphus X300:

[Image: Aikun]
[Image: Aikun]
[Image: Aikun]
[Image: Aikun]
[Image: Aikun]
[Image: Aikun]
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It’s priced at around US$299. More details about hardware specifics on Aikun’s official site as well in the clip below:

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Greg the Mad

You also mustn’t forget the various attachments for iPad, and Android Tablet, nor the Nvidia Shield. But what bugs me the most is that the Linx Vision was mocked when it was announced, but now Nintendo does pretty much the same thing and everybody swoons over it like it’s the second coming of the GameCube or something.

Seriously, the only thing the Switch really has going for it are the games, which Nintendo continues to use to sell their crappy hardware design concepts you’d get a B- for in your Industrial Design class. It’s not a bad concept, don’t get me wrong, but I simply can’t see how this will be either a great console experience, nor a great mobile experience.

This will only work because it’s Nintendo, not because it’s good.

Come on, butthurt, flaming fanboys, by body is ready!