My aluminium PocketGo2 V2 arrived today, and I got Rogue v1.0.8 installed on it, as well as on my older PocketGo2.
The volume fix is fantastic and controlling the master volume with the volume -/+ is great, thank you for the hard work!
How of better is the aluminium version?
I need more time with it but I would definitely say that the d-pad is improved for the better. I don't feel the need to mod it. The face buttons have also been reliable.
The analogue slider is also improved but still unreliable, I would not use it still as it's prone to failing to input directions, particular bottom left.
The mono speaker is the same as before, it still produces a constant low volume hiss when PCM is not muted.
A side effect of using the volume keys to mute the master volume means that it does not turn off the hiss.
The shoulder buttons are comfortable to use, but do rattle a bit and can be a little noisy.
The power and volume buttons have a more flush fit on the top, but this does make it more difficult to use them, especially when using power key combinations.
The menu/select/start buttons are identical to before, including the minor issue where pressing the top of the start button in a particular way can register as pressing select.
The reset button on the bottom is handy and hasn't been a problem yet, but I'm worried that I might accidentally hit it whilst my device is turned on as it is not a flush fit.
The microSD cards on the bottom are also still not a flush fit.
A rumble feature is installed and works well, haven't tried any software that uses it other than PocketGo2 v2 test.
The LCD screen appears to be the same as the previous version, with a warm color temperature.
Overall it's a definite improvement over the previous unit, the build quality is much better, but the power button being difficult to operate is a slight bother.