A Game Boy Advance 1:1 clone with extras.

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by Todderbert, Jan 16, 2012.

Jan 16, 2012
  1. Todderbert
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    I was looking into buying one of those Chinese GBA SP clones for my collection and stumbled across this new one being developed. It shows alot of promise. The unit's screen which looks really crisp can be scaled to match the original GBA in its option menu. The CPU runs at a native 16Mhz for proper GBA support and can be boosted to 150Mhz to run the emulators. The multiplayer support is fantastic along with the 640x480 TV out. They have one site selling them for around $45 USD. It was also mentioned that they would be building this in other form factors, ex. "Dingoo" style.

    Blog:
    http://obscurehandhe...g-live-the-gba/
    Link to obscure site sellling one of the units:
    http://item.taobao.c...?id=15002396780

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    Update:
    An official shop for the K1 has opened.
    http://www.k1gba.com/

    Update:
    Winner announced for banner competition.
    http://obscurehandhelds.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/k1-gba-now-in-stock-and-competition-winner-announced/
     


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    This looks awesome! Any link on where to buy one yet? Still in development?

    EDIT: Pre-order I mean.


    EDIT2: To answer my own question... looked into it, apparently it's on sale on some Russian site... no price, but they load games on it for you when sent or something. Also, it's called the EXEQ Gamebox.
     
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    It's not a 1:1 clone if it has extra features...
     
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    I forgot to mention they built another as a 1:1, available in Russia.
    Blog:
    http://obscurehandhelds.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/the-gba-is-dead-long-live-the-gba/
    Link to obscure site sellling one of the units:
    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=15002396780
     
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    That's the same thing; it's STILL not a 1:1 technically, since well... it has extra features. Anyways, nice find, but I can only see it sold on obscure Russian sites. Wish that wasn't the case lol...
     
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    If you read his blog it looks like they did make a 1:1, that uses normal GBA carts, with no extra firmware required. Also they are trying to get DX to carry both of them.

    "I received 2 samples, both slightly different from one another. The blue machine is perhaps the less exciting of the two as it functions only as GBA usually would. This means that it will play official and pirated cartridges, and it’ll work with some (but not all) GBA flash carts. This version of the machine is intended for less wealthy parts of the world and areas where branded electronics sell for a massive premium despite their age."

    He goes on about the other one which has extra DRAM in the unit that is accessed by a special flashcart.
     
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    This in GB Micro style would be awesome. GBM's are so overpriced...
     
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    You guys are splitting hairs...

    Looks awesome though.
     
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    Saying this is a 1:1 GBA clone is like saying a R4i-Gold is a 1:1 R4 clone.
     
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    Amen to that. And to think I owned one and I sold it. It was a nice little gaming machine fueled by pure joy.
     
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    I'll be the first to buy this whenever it's released. But since I'm lazy and don't feel like reading, does it come with that card? I imagine it would have to, but you can never be too sure with Chinese knock offs.
     
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    I just jizzed a little. TAKE MY MONEY
     
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    The second version will require the "K-Card" to enable the menu and extra features of the unit. Here's a little chart they made:
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    and bullets:
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    $45 is a great price. I'm just worried about the buttons. Usually with clones they buttons are very stiff/cheap and don't work as well as the originals.
     
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    Had to read the linked article to see it uses a micro-SD. If the build quality is good, I'm sold. It would be great if they squeezed in a proper headphone out.
     
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    Does have support so that you can link with other GBAs?
     
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    Does this team have an official website? Googling K-Team brings me back to the linked article.
     
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    I want this....badly. I have a clone from DX but this looks way better.
     
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    Yes.

    Here is the best I found which is a link to the flashcart files and cheats and videos etc.....
     
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