The face of mobile gaming is definitely set to change over the course of 2013, but OUYA and Project Shield won’t be the only gadgets to contribute to the much awaited step-up. GameStick has recently moved from Kickstarter project looking for financing to a real in-production console and now pre-orders are open for all.
There’s a special Amazon-powered webpage where you can declare your interest for GameStick on and OUYA’s already ultra-low price bar has been lowered even further. You can have “the world’s most portable TV games console” for as less as $79, along with a white controller.
A special case is also available for a mere 10 bucks, while the multi-function dock with 2 HDMI ports and Ethernet is $24.99. April 30 is the current estimated release date of the GameStick, but you should probably hurry up if you want a place in front of the line.
If this is the first time you’re hearing about the USB stick-sized console, this is a summary of its specs – 1.5 GHz dual-core Amlogic processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board memory, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The gadget plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI slot and the accompanying GamePad works… well, as a traditional controller.