April Fools’ joke or best concept ever?

Hyperkin, a video game accessory company, showed a model of an iPhone case that transforms your phone into a handheld device that can play Gameboy and Gameboy color cartridges.

Due to the popularity and reception it received, the company is now working and developing the actual model.

“Looks like you awesome folks ACTUALLY WANT IT,” Hyperkin said on Facebook. “So, the Smart Boy is now in development! Thank you all for your enthusiastic responses!”


The company also says that it wasn’t an April Fools’ Day joke, and that they did it to gauge the reaction and responses of people. Next, they have to get the app on Apple’s app store and work out a deal with Nintendo over the product.

The case is essentially the bottom half of a Gameboy that attaches to your iPhone. It has all the buttons and even a cartridge reader.