I was listening to the Giant Beastcast episode from a few weeks back that guest-starred Waypoint’s very own Austin Walker. One of the emails they got asked about the best console upgrades, which revealed Austin’s attachment to the Game Boy Advance SP. Here’s some of what he had to say:
It doesn’t feel like looking at a game console to me. It feels like looking at my keys, or looking at like, something important […] It fit into my life in that way where it was like, “Oh yeah! I’m gonna grab the things that are important to me: my books for school, like, my glasses, my watch, […] and my GBA.”
I have to agree with Austin that the GBA SP is Very Good. The build of it, the clamshell design, and the pocketability of it all served to make it better suited for your life, and it also gave it this charm to it. I keep thinking about this in terms of all the gadgets and various things I have. Like, my 3DS just feels kind of delightful in a way that maybe I don’t feel about the Switch, if that makes any sense. I still take my Switch everywhere, but it feels more fragile, I carry it in a bag just for it and accessories, and it just doesn’t hit the same design points.
So, what have you had that felt important and worked in tandem with your life?