RetroGlow for Game Boy Color | RGB LED Flex Board

$17.99 USD
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SKU: GBC2000
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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Light up your Game Boy Color with a Flexible RGB LED Cable. Pair with clear buttons to make your GBC shine!

Not recommended for Boxypixel shells. It has recently come to our attention that the tolerances may be too different compared to OEM shells for these kits to have the clearance required.


  • Breakout pads for maximum compatibility with existing IPS kits.
  • 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, beginner to moderate difficulty
  • Use the Select + D-Pad buttons to customize your LED colors
  • Obligatory ‘Gamer’ RGB fade mode with adjustable speed/saturation
  • Fairy light mode with adjustable speed/hue/saturation
  • 32 different hues to pick from, 32 levels of saturation
  • Choose between black or white solder mask to match your build


  • 1x GBC LED flex board




  • Power LED cannot indicate low battery level. If you wish to use your original LED to have this function, you may carefully trim off the top of the Retroglow where the LED sits.
  • Designed in house by our friend Mitch!
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    About Us

    Hand Held Legend is committed to keeping retro gaming alive and better than ever. Upgrade your childhood consoles with modern tech. We strive for excellence in all that we do and aim to serve our customers well.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 22 reviews
    Stephan Lapointe
    Very nice effect

    Wow completely changes the look of my GBC, I love it but sound problem when the intensity of the clarity is too high but at medium intensity, I hardly hear this disturbing sound anymore

    Looks great and easy to install!

    Installs just fine, but like their other LED boards you need to make sure placement is perfect or buttons will need to be pressed harder than normal to get them to register. Make sure there is no flux or anything left over as this will affect them. I was able to install this on top of a CleanAmp Pro despite the SMD caps on the amp causing the RGB board to become raised slightly. Thankfully this didn't affect the D-Pad area like I feared it would. Just make sure everything is perfectly flat.

    Matthew Boyd
    Does what it's supposed to

    Very simple install that looks super clean and works how you would think. Highly recommend.

    Fabian Frehner
    Perfect LED Mod

    Works perfectly the only issue is if the LEDs are on you have a permanent noise that come out of the speaker. maybe better with an amp.

    Didn’t work for me

    for a few reasons. I installed this kit clean on my perfectly working GBC. Now the D-Pad will barely work. I’ve done everything you can think of to try to remedy this, but something about the kit (thickness? placement of the LEDs?) just doesn’t sit right and won’t read. Also, the way to operate it and charge colors is way too convoluted.

    I'm sorry to hear of the issue! Please message us at so we may get this resolved for you.

    Pretty Nice - But some Issues

    First - this is really slick - nice craftsmanship here. The LEDs are dimmable and when they are turned all the way up they are very bright. They seem to pull about .1 amps at max. The breakouts for the screen OSD was a nice touch as well. There are two downsides to this. First, there is a constant high pitched squeal through the speakers/headphones. It's gets louder with the brightness. That's really the main issue. The other thing is not that big of a deal, but the LED that replaces the original power LED is so bright that it bleeds into the screen. So if you have a dark screen in your game it looks bad on the left side. That can easily be rectified by turning that LED down/off individually. Anyway, if there is some trick to getting rid of this (actually pretty irritating) sound I'm all ears.

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