I don’t own an Evercade handheld myself, but the original version received mostly positive reviews. It’s indeed not a premium product by any means (its display is a bit poor, according to reviews), but it seems like the device was more than serviceable for the price.
Some interesting stuff licensed for the carts that I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere else - was honestly shocked to see the original arcade version of Phantasm/Avenging Spirit that I’ve always wanted to play. the Game Boy version was fantastic.
I was going to go for the limited edition but it’s sort of cheap looking - having the words “limited edition” under the screen bezel just doesn’t look nice to me - should have stuck that on the rear of the device in a more discrete manner.
Still disappointed that they have stuck with the Dreamcast/Xbox button layout though.