Radica Gamester Flood Light for Game Boy Advance
- Halogen Light
- Powered Separately from GBA
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How does this one measure up? It is the best, at any price. ...It completely lights up the screen, and is very adjustable for whatever angle you like to play games. As someone else mentioned, the light is so bright, you actually CAN use it as a flashlight! One of the greatest strengths of this product is that you CAN play games at normal, comfortable angles without any glare. Wow!
The bad points are the size (does make the Gameboy bulky, and will no longer fit in my neat little Gameboy case), and it uses batteries (does not use internal Gameboy power supply). I've played mine a few hours on the batteries it came with, and the light looks the same as when I first cranked it up. I will be using rechargeable batteries in the future, so I don't think battery life will be a big issues. As for being bulky ... well, I'm thankful for the design. It is a very durable product. Once attached, you get the feeling that you put on a a rugged piece of hardware; there is nothing flimsy that I'm worried about breaking.
In summary, this product truly makes the Gameboy a fun, playable machine. You can experiment with other solutions, but trust me, this is the best.
The only (minor) drawbacks are that it's pretty heavy, and also it doesn't detach from the GBA easily.
This is easily the best light currently available for the GBA.
Pros: The light conveniently and simply attaches to the GBA, and stays out of your line of sight. The light is extremely bright, so much so that you can play your GBA in an otherwise dark room and still see the screen with amazing clarity. The light is positioned so that there is no glare whatsoever from the screen, giving you the best possible clarity. Finally, the light has a slight blue sheen that makes the screen look extremely crisp, and makes the colors look very vibrant. In short, it enhances the image, making it look just as good as if it were on your TV.
Cons: The device is a bit heavier than most lights, and does alter the balance of the Gameboy Advance. This, however, is minor. The bright light comes at a price: 10 hours of solid light will cost you 3 AA batteries. However, the light is so good, that I'm sure you'll find it worth the investment in batteries. Perhaps the most curious design feature, and the biggest annoyance with the product is that it requires a screwdriver to change the batteries. The battery hatch has a screw that holds the cover in place, and the batteries are so wedged into the slots, that you'll likely need a screwdriver to pry them out. This is a problem, since most people use their GBA while traveling, and you cannot bring a screwdriver on airplanes.Read more ›
The downside is that the light does eat up batteries rather quickly. I bought rechargables. The weight is significant when comparing the gameboy with the light and without, but it isn't an issue as I got use to it rather quickly. My 3yr old plays my gameboy and he has no trouble with the weight. Another drawback is of course that it loses some of its portability and I already had a carrying case in which it wouldn't fit until I did a modification.
The bottom line, if you already have a Gameboy Advance and need a light, get the Floodlight. If you are looking to get a Gameboy Advance and a lighting solution, wait til March for the Gameboy Advance SP which has a sleek no compact design, built in light, and built in rechargable batteries (10hrs with light, 18hrs without) for $... which is steal when considering I paid $... for the Gameboy, $... for the floodlight, $... for rechargable batteries + charger = $...and it is nowhere near as portable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought one of these for my gba and it works great! Gives great light in complete darkness. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because you have to put batteries in it... Read morePublished on August 8, 2006 by mica
If you buy an actual Gamster flood light you will be extremely happy. The gamester floodlight provides fantastic illumination of the GBA screen. Read morePublished on September 21, 2004 by Douglas MacDonald
I ordered a Flood Light, but a company that sells through Borders sent me an Interact-Glow Guard instead. Read morePublished on June 20, 2004
I bought the flood light by gamester last christmas and it is a pretty good light. It's very bright, prevents hot spots on the screen and clips on easily, but it leaves a glare, so... Read morePublished on June 19, 2004
We really like this flood light. You can see the games on GBA so much better than any other lights we have used. It is a bit heavy but still much better than all the other lights. Read morePublished on April 14, 2004 by S.C
Avoid the worm light like the plague! This light is much superior for the original GBA. However, if you're reading this as you consider buying a GBA SP, go with the SP, as that is... Read morePublished on April 5, 2004 by Meg
Instead of purchasing this Flood Light, I would invest in the new style gameboy. The Flood Light does improve visibility, but not to an acceptable level in my opinion. Read morePublished on March 21, 2004
I've had 2 other lights on my GBA. This one beats them both BY MILES. There is absolutely no comparison. You *need* this light if you have the original GBA (non-SP). Read morePublished on January 3, 2004 by Matt Goldey
I bought this a few days ago, and it is the greatest light I have ever bought for my GBA. Sure, it adds a little weight and requires batteries, but its worth it! Read morePublished on December 30, 2003