Very happy with my purchase.
Game Boy Advance Prestige Shell | IPS Modified
I liked the initial look and feel overall after I purchased the pearl versions of the shell. Decided to wait a bit, around five months, and give a better review after I used it. My hunch was right. The finish while it felt good, started to yellow around the screen and the buttons. Now if this was around just the buttons I could chalk it up to me not using then with clean hands, but it yellowed all around the screen, even where my hands didn't touch. The back was another issue with this "transfer"? I did put a key chain on it and left it next to my desk when not in use, but the pattern on my key chain got imprinted. The color of the key chain was black and the transfer was black so it might have been that, but nonetheless it had black patterns on it after awhile. I guess if you do get the matted finish, take good care that you don't leave anything around it. I did like the color and the finish but I couldn't take the yellowing and the marks on the back. Other then that everything fit perfectly and the buttons felt legit like it was a new Gameboy. Bought the white shell with gold tempered screen to replace it.
Brought life back into my Gameboy Advance I’ve had since I was three, I’m twenty-two now. Perfect case. Even picked up an IPS mod right after putting it together.
First of all, I want to say the overall quality of the shells are great but there is a major flaw that I ran into. The pegs that hold the PCB to the shell are about 1 or 2 mm too long compared to an OEM shell. This I found was causing me to drop inputs on the d-pad, especially when moving diagonally. I initially thought this was due to the membranes since I had gotten the replacement ones but it seemed to happen regardless of using the replacement or OEM membranes. I was able to file them down to the correct height and now everything works as intended. This is a shame that I had to modify the shell. I included pictures that show the purple one, OEM, where I drew the line and on and the blue shell the where line is further down the peg. I hope this can be revised on further units because it's such a small oversight.
Very happy with purchase