The Droid X360 is a Rip-Off Mash-Up of Epic Proportions
Take a look at the video above. Does it look kind of familiar? It should—it’s basically got nearly the exact same outer casing of a PlayStation Vita, but within its guts is basically a 5-inch Android tablet. While it’s not clear whether or not this thing will burst into flames when you try to charge it, one thing is for certain: the Droid X360 from Long Xun Software Co out of China is one of the awesomest looking tech knock-off products to appear in quite some time.
A post on Eurogamer explains that the device offers the Android tablet experience—replete with a bunch of tech specs that might as well be written in Portuguese for all I understand them (A10 “Allwinner” chipset, “ARM Cortex A8 CPU running at around 1GHz,” “single Mali-400 graphics core”), along with 512MB of RAM, Android 4.0, and 8 gigabytes of storage.
The real thrust of the device, though, is that it’s built for games, and as the post explains, it comes pre-loaded with a number of emulators of the NES, SNES, Master System, N64, and Game Boy Advance, to name but a few. The post also refers to the Twitter reaction of Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida after seeing the Droid X360:
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) July 24, 2012
“Wow” indeed. The not-Vita will set you back a mere $115, which, when you think about it, is entirely too much money for this thing. But if you’re a fan of techno-fakery (I didn’t even get into the “Droid” and “360″ aspects of the name, but you could probably figure those out for yourself), than you could do a lot worse than the Droid X360.