False advertisement or is this real?

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    This is not a clone. It's a media player shaped as a GBA SP.
    For the price, and what it is advertised to do, I would believe this is actually pretty sweet. I won't lie, I kinda want to get one myself.
     
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    Screen resolution is also 800x600, which is quite decent. But I wouldn't pay USD $76.28 for it.
     
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    I dont really understand the question. If you are asking "is this a real Game Boy Advance" the answer is clearly no. But you already knew that right? right?
    So lets move on to the next possibility. Are you asking "is this a real object"? Probably. My guess is that it is a piece of hardware that looks like a Game Boy Advance only.
    the hardware inside is probably newer than the GBA hardware that was outdated at the time of release, mean that this thing can probably emulate GBA games with varying degrees of success.
     
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    Right?

    I spent some time googling, but nothing comes up.

    Theres definitely enthusiasm for these frankenstein rip-off's, so I'm a bit puzzled.
     
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    I would say pass, I bought a GameBox clone back a while ago...worked great for about a year then died, new batt didn't fix it either. So my trust in these knockoffs that are over $50 is very little. I will only purchase real OEM hardware, except of course the flash cart.
     
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    Well looking at it I see "Support GBA games" I'm thinking you load GBA games via the micro sd card slot I see in the front.

    Looking at the reviews I can tell one is either fake or an half-assed review. What I find strange is that nobody says how good the emulation is.
     
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    150ish views - anyone pull the trigger on one?

    I might take one for the team. Found a $3 off coupon lol.
     
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    $3 coupon + 300 points from email signup + app install = $70.28 total before shipping.

    Someone talk me out of it.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    please... you will regret it later...
    probably you will even give it away with shipping payed just to get rid of your shame later
     
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    You're probably right. DARN YOU.

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    As far as asian websites go, it does seem to be on the up and up.

    Not saying much, though.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    70 bucks is a really lot to gamble... or maybe cuz i am a cheapskate.. but i wouldn't risk 70 bucks for what can be perfectly trash...
    not sure if that thing can play actuall games, but if it's just a media player, it will probably suck.. for 70 bucks you can get an android phone that will work decently..
    while this thing you don't even know if it does it's job (what if plays video at 15 fps, or menu is unresponsive as hell taking half a second to move the icon)
     
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    I would also be doing interested tempers a solid, informing them of said trash.

    You can't put a price on nobility, man.
     
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    no, you can't. You can gamble your money however, and most of the time the house wins. Personally, I would save a few extra dollars, buy myself an AGS-101 with an EZflash cart. Done. Like before in this thread, I mentioned these knockoffs even well built ones like the GameBox was, still failed. Its a gamble, and if you have fun buying cloned stuff and don't care about it being a loss, by all means go for it. I collect flashcarts, and not all of them work anymore, shelf queens now.
     
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    you mean.. Gameboy Advance SP... Gameboy Advance is a diffrent model that was originally before the SP Model was released.
    Just saying.....