RasPi Arcade Stick – the smart arcade control by TALENTEC
TALENTEC is a Spanish company whose goal is to improve the arcade game experience for players and facilitate this type of entertainment for everyone. To fulfil this premise, they have been working to develop a new concept for the arcade sticks, a smart arcade stick: the RasPi Arcade Stick. In order to check the reception of this product, this company has launched a crowdfunding campaign in kickstarter.
The RasPi Arcade stick is an arcade joystick, with an integrated Raspberry Pi 3 B+. It connects directly to the TV/Monitor vía HDMI and the Raspberry is in charge of making video game emulator. Other features can also be found: a module for SD Card memories and micro USB like power for mobile phones. The processor of this model of Raspberry is an ARM Cortes- A53 that includes wifi ac and Bluetooh 4.2.
Although emulators or the ROMS are not included, it has been tested with RetroPie, Recalbox, Batocera, Lakka and as a media center with Kodi. What’s more, it can be used as a conventional USB arcade stick compatible with PC, PS3 and PS4 in legacy mode.
This gadget will be only sold if the crowdfunding goal is reached and depending on the models and the version, the price is between 54€ and 169€. The project is live on kickstarter and has 12 days to go.