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I recently got back into gaming with my GameBoy Advance when I found some childhood games at a local game store and thought I’d go on a bit of a nostalgia trip. Since the battery was 15 years old at this point though it was time to get a new one, at most I would get maybe four hours of gaming before my light would turn red. I was a little wary but delivery was quick and the battery fit perfectly! I didn’t expect to find such an easy fix so quickly, and for $10 it’s practically a steal. I’m giving just 4 stars until I’ve had it for a little bit and see what my long-term results are but my hopes are high, great purchase!
This was a solid replacement for my Game Boy Advanced SP's battery. The product arrived on-time, came well-packaged, and even included a small screw-driver to open up a GBA SP. The battery works well and gives me about 4-6 hours per charge. I usually need to charge it for 1-2 hours. In contrast, Nintendo claims its stock SP battery would last between 7-10 hours and require 3 hours to fully charge.
I have been using the battery for over three weeks now, with close to 3 hours per day whilst commuting. I have not seen any degradation in quality during these first few weeks.
This product does have some strange quirks. After changing the battery for three hours before actually playing a GBA game, my SP displayed a red LED light indicating a low battery level. This seemed to be a false-positive, as the light went away after I rebooted my SP.
I paid $7.99 (USD) for this battery and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get back into retro gaming.
This battery was just what I needed to get my girlfriend's Gameboy Advance SP new life. With its original battery, the Gameboy only had a 1 hour battery life. Now with this replacement it has a 3.5 hour battery life. Highly recommended, especially for the price. The only bad thing was the screwdriver that came included. It was too small for the battery hatch screw. That is why this product gets 4 stars. It would have gotten 5 if it didn't even bother to include a screwdriver because then I wouldn't be blaming them for a faulty product.
Where this is an off brand battery, of course, and it works well enough for quality FFCC game play with my friends. We all charged our batteries for the same length the night before (theirs their original batteries, and mine this one) and mine cut out and I had to switch to a spare SP. Theirs lasted about 3 hours longer. I won't complain for the price.