Gameboy gizmo connects handheld to HDMI device

HDmyboy is a hardware upgrade for the Gameboy, which was launched back in 1989, that allows you to play via an HDMI output in full 1080p.

Created by Zane Amiralis and Joshua de Haan, it’s the result of a hack to play Gameboy on a computer monitor. “By tapping into the digital signal deep within the game boy, Josh could generate amazingly crisp graphics,” states the project’s Kickstarter pitch. “After playing some Mario, Tetris and Zelda we decided we just had to share this and take it to the next step.”

The Kickstarter is aiming to raise 65,000 Euros ($80,000) for manufacturing the gizmo. Backers who cough up $125 can receive the full product, which comes with a replica NES controller. Prototypes can be bought for $350.

HDmyboy presents games in 1080p full HD as well as 720p. There are two modes: Scale, which is the same ratio as the Gameboy screen and Stretch, which is a full screen mode which redraws the graphics slightly wider.