We all know that Game Boys are practically indestructible, to the point where plenty of us have a working Game Boy gathering dust in their attic/garage. That's why hdmyboy is so interesting. It's a device that takes your old Game Boy, adds a HDMI port to the thing and allows you to play it on your TV in full HD.
Yep, it seems a little bit pie-in-the sky, but apparently its legit. The hdmyboy device sort of requires a bit of rejigging. You essentially have to break open your Game Boy and stick the device inbetween the two parts. This adds a HDMI port that you can easily plug into any TV and bam, your Game Boy is running at 1080p on your television. Pretty impressive. It actually upscales the games to full res.
The hdmyboy is currently on Kickstarter. The prototype is up and running, and the two brothers who put the project together are looking for funds for a production run.
I find this pretty interesting. It seems like a super niche type of product. Firstly, you need a functioning Game Boy to use this thing and, as sturdy as the Game Boy is, I wonder if there are enough of them in the wild to justify this as a product.
But it is a curiousity and it is a fantastic idea. I like the idea of playing Link's Awakening in HD on my 46 inch TV, that is an exciting prospect for me. I also like that the guys plan to ship the device with NES controllers.
You can find out more about hdmyboy here.