The Retron 5 is an emulation console based off Retroarch that uses original consoles and controllers.  Some systems suffer from a lot of lag, but others are bearable.  The Retrofreak might be a better option, as its essentially the same thing, but allows for direct playing of roms from an SD card.

 

Retron 5 Review

 

 

Full Teardown

RetroN Labo Firmware

It seems RetroN Labo is no longer signing custom firmware.  I'll leave this page up as reference, but please consider it obsolete.

New way to load roms

Since RetroN Labo's hacks are no longer being signed, you have to use an alternate method.  Please see the video to the right for reference:

 

 

 

 

When the Retron 5 was first released, I thought it was a neat toy...but I'm not sure I'd recommend it anymore.  Most hardcore retro-gamers most likely won't like it, as some of the systems have a bit too much lag and it's not an exact re-creation of the original console (unlike an RGB-modded system with an XRGB Mini).  If you're looking to play a casual cartridge game, the Retrofreak might be a better option.

 

If you’re finished, I invite you to go back to the main page to see all the other retro-gaming awesomeness we have on this site...especially the RGB guide!