RetroGlow for Game Boy Advance - RGB LED Flex Board

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SKU: GBA2186
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Light up your Game Boy Advance with a Flexible RGB LED Cable. Pair with clear buttons to make your GBA shine!

Currently untested with aluminum shells.


  • Individual button color customization
  • 18-25mA power draw with default settings, maximum measured draw 50mA at full brightness with white color
  • Hue, brightness, and saturation adjustment
  • Power LED color control
  • Solder-in-place install. 15-30 minute install, moderate difficulty
  • Use the Select + D-Pad buttons to customize your LED colors
  • Two animated color modes with adjustable saturation and brightness.
  • 32 different hues to pick from, 32 levels of saturation


  • 1x GBA LED flex board


Install guide and customization guide linked below:



  • To factory reset hold Select + D-pad left while turning on.
  • Designed in house by our friend Mitch!
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 14 reviews
    Stephan Lapointe
    Very nice color

    Easy install not too difficult and beautiful light.

    jhif jhif
    Bad quality

    Got 2 pads soldered on. Went to solder 3rd pad and the second I touched iron to the solder point the gold contact on the LEDs just disintegrated. Iron wasn't hot either for this. Wouldn't recommend. Don't wanna try another and be out another $20

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    not as hard to install as it might seem

    The mod arrived well and wasn't necessarily hard to install, although it requires you to be a little bit carefull when aligning the LED boards to the GBA's pcb. Just remember to use a good amount of solder for the 3.3 volts and ground contacts.

    With basic soldering skills, a not-so-trash soldering iron/station and a good amount of flux, you're goot to go.

    My only complain would be the select+right d-pad shortcut that you use to access the different modes, it's a bit odd to press those two buttons simultaneously.

    Thomas Lemieux
    Great kit!

    Awesome kit! Easy to install for a tinkerer like me.

    Daniel Zornoza
    Very bad experience

    2 units both defective.
    Haldheld return to me my money. Thanks for it.

    Hunter John
    Great product

    Very happy with the results. It looks great. It was my first time ever soldering and it was easy to do. You may need to try a couple different button membranes to get the right feel because the led lights sit under the membrane for the d pad. I have had it installed for about a month now and couldn't be happier with the product.

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