To be fair to them, it's a fairly swanky piece of kit!
But straight off the bat it's not the 'definitive' way to explore the Snes' library. That'd be a Snes, an RGB cable, & a CRT tv. It's a fine product, perfect for the non-enthusiast, and indeed, an excellent way to play Snes games...but like said above, the marketing behind it, and the bs that goes with it, is hard to swallow. Personally I'll still happily take Retroarch, the Higan core (a cycle-exact Snes core), & some high end filters over any of these Snes do-da's....as TLB says, it's all a bit tiring at this stage. If I want the authentic experience, I'll buy a Snes; if I'm going to compromise, Higan does the job perfectly.
Do any of the frontend/emulators offer save sync across different devices ? So I can have a quick bash of Zelda in the jacks at work and seemlessly resume on my laptop or other device at home for instance ..
sram saves are usually all in the same format.
As for save states, they are usually a format specific to the emulator.
I can hear it now
"He said he heading into the toilets to play with Zelda"
"That's an actionable offence right there! SECURITY!!!!"
I had mine delivered yesterday evening, had a quick game of it and am really impressed. Looks the bees knees on a large screen and the fact I could dust off my old games and controllers and hook them up is a nice touch as I can continue on from game saves over 20 years old!! Willing myself through work today to have a proper game of it later!
I suppose something could be hacked together dropbox/gdrive and using the same libretro core across all devices.
Damn, this makes me want it even more. Couldn't find find any info on google. I bought the mini but it's emulation is fairly dodgy on non standard games.
There are probably far better games to play on the NT than a hacked version of ISS Deluxe with the real player names from 1995!!
Using the SD2SNES to play MSU1 SNES games on it works perfectly too, can't get over how good it looks on a large screen.
Would definitely recommend picking one up if you are on the fence.
Just a note about the jailbroken firmware, it won't be able to play special chip games via SD card yet (only from the genuine carts).
Some issues with the colours but being addressed with a firmware update
RetroX on Android does that and does it very well. I often play on the Shield TV and then continue on the commute to work on a GPD XD.
Think that's going to be the deciding factor for me. If I can play off an SD card, I'll pick one up in a heartbeat.
If you just want to play ROMs on your fancy TV, just use a hacked SNES Mini or something.
This thing is all about playing physical carts on a modern TV without the games looking dreadful.
I've got one and have put it through it's paces, it's a pretty cool piece of kit. I still play my SNES games a lot, but the missus is sick of having a 21" CRT in the house so this is a great compromise. Not that I'm going to get rid of the CRT or original SNES hardware any time soon!!