Justin Lee On September 5, 2006 at 3:32 pm

What do you ask is a Caplet? It’s Performance Designed Products new retro gaming portable console with 2" screen. Pretty sweet carrying around Burger King, Bust-A-Move, Space Invaders and more in your pocket.

Performance Designed Products has partnered with Taito and G-mode to create a clever new VG Pocket portable handheld gaming device coined the “Caplet,” because it comes with the recommendation to “use daily as needed.” The “Caplet” features a brilliant color screen and comes loaded with 35 fun 16-bit arcade game favorites, including Space Invaders and Bust-A-Move from Taito, and Burger Time from G-mode, among many more. This new portable gaming system will be available this September at retailers across North America.

The “Caplet” will come in slick rectangular shell available in 4 vibrant colors: blue, gray, orange and magenta, and also will feature a 2.5” backlit color TFT LCD display screen. The hardware will come pre-loaded with 35 monster hit 16-bit games, including classics like Burger Time, Space Invaders and Bust-A-Move. The “Caplet” will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99. It will be the perfect pal to bring for a stroll around the city or to add even more fun to a long road trip.

The gaming system will have optional plug ‘n play capabilities so that players can experience their favorite arcade games on a television screen. An A/V cable that provides TV connectivity will be sold separately in a kit at $9.99. Each kit will also include a stylish case to store and keep the console protected when not in use.

“The VG Pocket ‘Caplet’ delivers amazing compilations of classic arcade favorites to video game players of all ages,” said Paul Chen, VP of Licensing and Content at Performance Designed Products. “The playful, sleek design is colorful, light and extremely portable. Players won’t leave home without them.”

“Taito Corporation is pleased to have partnered with Performance Designed Products in its development of the new VG Pocket portable gaming device: “Caplet”. With the classic Taito arcade games Space Invaders and Bust-A-Move included as part of the 35 game line-up, the “Caplet” will appeal to “old-school” players, while introducing a whole new generation of players to some of the classic arcade games that launched an industry and defined an era.”, stated Ohzuno Masaaki, Overseas sales manager, consumer products division at Taito.

To get the full experience and first taste of the gameplay-please visit the new interactive website www.vgpocket.com

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