Highly Limited Analogue (again) On Friday

Analogue will be selling more “highly limited” versions of their Pocket FPGA-based handheld console – Transparent versions that come in Clear, Smoke, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple and Red.  All are $250 + premium shipping, will be available this Friday September 29th at 11AM EST and should ship within two weeks:

Extremely Limited Webpage:

I gotta admit, I’m a bit disappointed.  The last time they did this, I asked “what would they come up with next?”.  I didn’t expect them to just repeat the same thing.  I guess “stick with what you know” for FOMO marketing?  The did change one thing though:  The last time they did this, Analogue claimed the Pockets would ship the following week.  While people did get a tracking number on time, the units didn’t actually ship until the week after.  Now, in my strong opinion, this is totally fine…but I understand the frustration:  If they didn’t hit their target ship date, when would they ship?  Weeks?  Months?  But of course, once they actually shipped within a reasonable time, people calmed down.  So, good on Analogue for setting people’s expectations straight this time.

Also, I still think $250 is a really fair price for the Pocket, as you get a lot for your money.  I just hope you don’t live in a region where shipping is 1/3 the price of the handheld…

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