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Downloadable 'GameBoy' Theme Gives iPhone a Retro Console Look

Custom iPhone Theme Brings Shades of GameBoy

Anyone who spent their childhood playing on one of Nintendo's original GameBoy portable devices has that system's iconic pea-green colored screen permanently etched into their mind. It may have been ugly and low-contrast, but it is also a legend in the portable electronics world. Now, another pocketable icon has been updated to bring back shades of Nintendo's first handheld wunderconsole: A custom GameBoy-styled theme for the iPhone.

It's called iGameboy and was created by Rob Sheridan. There are two formats, one that shows the gray plastic surrounding of the screen and the GameBoy's various buttons, and another one (pictured above) that fills the entire screen with a soupy green and low-res icons. Sadly you'll need to have unlocked your iPhone to install this, and if you have custom applications you're on your own for making icons to support them (though the included list of icons is growing). If you're a fan of all things retro, this is a must-have add-on. [From: MacThemes, via: Boing Boing Gadgets]

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