Playdate is a cute lil’ console with a… crank (?) – and I fucking want one

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I love it when a bit of gear surprises me. And today? That surprise is the weirdly brilliant games console the Playdate.

This little handheld device (it measures 74mm × 76mm × 9mm) looks like a cross between the Pikachu GameBoy Color and GameBoy Advance, but with one major difference: it has a crank. Yes, a literal arm that you turn as though you’re operating an old school music box.

Have a look:

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