I ordered 2 R4-Advance's ($14.12 ea + postage) from VolumeRate on Mon Jul 28, 2008 and I received them today. The box and bundle (USB adapter, R4 padded box and lanyard) looks exactly like the last gen R4 team product. Except that the box says "R4 ADVANCE" and the url printed on the box is "http://www.r4ds-a.com/". There is no manual and no CD, although the back of the box says there is. The same lie was on the R4 Team boxes. The R4A cartridge is easily distinguishable from an R4 team product as is has "R4-Advance" clearly printed on the label and above the copper contacts on the other side. First I tried a 2GB v1.18 chip from my last R4 Team R4. It did not boot. Next I tried an English-1.19 download from the R4 III site on a Transcend 4GB Class 6 card. It did not boot either. Then I tried an English-1.19 download from the R4-Advance site on the 4GB TF. Perfect! I have owned and used: M3 simply (spring broke), R4 (spring broke), another R4 (spring still works), another R4 (no spring), M3 Real (fell apart), AK2 (same shitty clips as M3R), DSTT (no problems, but slow and does not update the save file date), SCDS1 (triple booted to DSTT menu so I can use Narin's usercheats), and EDGE (My Favorite!). I would rate them in exactly the same order as I bought them and as listed above. Based on a 20 minute evaluation I would rate the R4A above the DSTT, but definitely below the EDGE and probably below Supercard. It is what I thought I wanted - an R4 that takes a MicroSDHC card. I have tested several NDS games, Lameboy, MP3's, DPG's, Narin's latest USRCHEAT.DAT file. R4A construction seems top notch. There is no need to worry about the old R4 team's threatened bricker release as the R4A only runs on software from the R4A site. Summary: the R4A works. It is NOT A CLONE. It is NOT A FAKE. It is available. I will test them more, but I consider an EDGE at $23.59 with free shipping from Deal Extreme to be a better value and a safer buy. R4A would be my second choice - maybe - depending on how further experience turns out. I have ordered more EDGEs, not more R4As.