What started as a clever April Fool’s joke is now a real product in development! Check out this cool new product being called the ‘Smart Boy’ which turns your iPhone into one of the coolest retro handheld video games ever.
Cell phone accessory manufacturer Hyperkin first published the mock prototype on their Facebook page on March 31st saying that the accessory will fit iPhone 6 plus models and play Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges on the screen. This Nintendo nostalgia was initially seen as an April fool’s joke by many but then on April 1st, Hyperkin posted again saying this:
“A lot of you were speculating that the Smart Boy is an April Fools’ Joke. Well, it sort of was. We “leaked” it with the initial intent of testing the market, seeing whether or not it should be something we’d actually make, under the guise of an April Fools’ Joke.”
It looks like this clever product test paid off, so we’re excited to see when this gets released.