EFA vs ELink at DX

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    No opinions!? [​IMG]
     
  3. Maikel Steneker

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    I'd go for the Elink. I has USB instead of the old ports that new PCs don't have.
     
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    Both links link to USB flashcarts.
     
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    I recently ordered the Elink because the color seems less horrible than the EFA. They appear to be similar in terms of features.
     
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    I ordered both, the elink has slightly better build quality. That's all I can say, because the EFA is DOA.
     
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    That sucks.

    How do you like the ELink? .. The review here makes it sound pretty bad but none of the cons where real cons for me. Other reviews seemed pretty positive.
     
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    I think it's a great GBA only flashcart. Couldn't care less about RTC for pokeymans. It was an upgrade for my old EZ-Flash cart, and I like it better.

    I think the review here is slightly unfair because it compares it to completely different tyoes of Slot-2 carts.
     
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    Cool. Guess i wont cancel the order just yet [​IMG]
     
  10. Supah Eirian

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    I ordered the EFA simple cart for twice the effin price at Jandaman.. super pissed....

    Hope you like the one you ordered! Still waiting for mine (I'll never order from Jandaman again [​IMG] )
     
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    Should work well enough. At DX one of the reviews says it messes up saves from time to time. Could be user error.
     
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    I think ill go with the Elink, i just have a better feeling about it.
     
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    Well mines shipped so we shall see [​IMG]
     
  14. Stanny

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    I ordered the EFA. It was one of the best carts for GBA.
     
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    Yea the one i had back in the day was awsome. This new one isn't the same.
     
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    So what's the difference between the old and the new EFA Linker? From what I've gathered, the new one doesn't have RTC. Anything else? I've ordered one from DX as well after I'd read the GBAtemp review, not knowing that DX's version - I guess it's called EFA Simple - is different.
     
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    Look`s like the only difference - it`s really just RTC. Gonna check it, it`s already at my local post office. Too bad i`m at work everyday.
     
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    It'd be very kind of you if you could report back here once you've picked up your EFA. Mine's currently on the way from Hongkong. If it turns out that the 'new' EFA is a piece of crap, I could order an Elink from DX right away. Or finally settle for that EZFIV I've been dreaming of. [​IMG]
     
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    Another diff is you can only use older EFA software. 1.00 i believe.

    Stanny: Yes, please do Report back.

    sepinho: EZ4 Is great for GBA. I used to have one. I still prefer "real" GBA carts even thought the space is limited. Best deal i can see for the EZ4 is at Bamboogaming.com (currently down). Comes with a 1GB Kingston.
     
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    Got my Elink a while ago .. Was surprised to find lots of minor slowdowns in every game. Either i got a dud or they used some extremely cheap chips.

    I have since sold it (for twice what i payed lol) and am waiting on the EFA now [​IMG]