Many people who have used the Apple TV Siri remote have most likely craved something that isn’t so darn aggravating to utilize– however the majority of us have not modded a Video game Kid Color to work as one (through Gizmodo). That’s exactly what Italian YouTuber Otto Climan did, and while his project looks smooth as all get-out, it’s surprising how well it works using the Game Kid’s original hardware.

Wow, that custom case.
Picture by Otto Climan

That screen is looking good.
Picture by Otto Climan

To Begin With, we have to talk about the case he used. It was obviously made by a company called Retro Modding, specifically for the job, and it looks amazing with its blend of ’90 s Apple and Nintendo visual appeals. (Embarrassingly, it looks better than the actual video game console Apple dealt with in the ’90 s.) If you recognize with the Video game Kid Color, you may notice that the screen on Climan’s looks a bit crisper and better backlit. In addition to changing the case, he likewise gave the screen an upgrade utilizing what appears like another Retro Modding part.

The IR blaster is actually initial devices.
Photo by Otto Climan

The Video game Kid Color comes stock with an IR blaster, which the most recent Apple TELEVISION set still supports. Of course, some custom-made software was required to map the buttons to the IR controls.

Climan’s UI for the ROM is clean and minimalist.
Photo by Otto Climan

Even the Game Pak is tailor-made and beautiful.
Picture by Otto Climan

Naturally, there’s a time period-appropriate clear variation.
Image by Otto Climan

I wouldn’t have blamed Climan for utilizing a standard custom ROM cartridge, however obviously he had one made that matches the Video game Boy’s aesthetic. He loaded a ROM that he programmed with the Apple TELEVISION’s IR codes and button mappings, and there you have it: a Video Game Young boy Color that can manage an Apple TV. And because it has genuine directional buttons and not a feisty touchpad, it’s most likely much better at that job than Apple’s actual remote.

Pictured: a sensible navigation UX.
Image by Otto Climan

I need this in my life.
GIF by Otto Climan

While this job is definitely unbelievable, I have a concept for the next model: utilizing a Nintendo DS. It doesn’t have an IR blaster or assistance for Bluetooth like Apple’s remote, however perhaps you might include it in with the Game Kid slot, Guitar Hero style.


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