I know what you're thinking. Why would anyone buy the SupaBoy when the Nintendo 3DS and soon-to-be-released NGP are vying for our wallets? The real question is why wouldn't you when it looks this sweet?
Hyperkin's SupaBoy looks like a larger SNES controller with a few major differences. It weighs 11.2 ounces and has a 3.5-inch (diagonal) LCD screen. There are two ports for plugging in original SNES controllers, A/V stereo out, and its battery should last a good 5.5 hours on a single charge. And best of all, it can play SNES and Japanese Famicom games. Talk about compatibility!
The SupaBoy is still in prototyping stages, but Hyperkin is hoping for a summer release in the US. Pricing is TBD, but shouldn't stray too far from the company's other SNES products that fetch about $60-70.
Yep, Hyperkin just reinvented the SNES — legally without software emulators. If the price is right, I might just buy one, pop in Super Street Fighter II Turbo and relive the good ol' days.