Happy with the shell but unhappy with the screen. It has a slightly fogged appearance and the screen material is soft. I scratched it when I tried cleaning it by rubbing with a soft cotton cloth. Granted, I pressed firmly on the cloth but come on ...
The sapphire purple shell looks amazing! It's right on the edge of blue and purple and looks differently depending on the light. Slight modification needed if you use Boxy Pixel buttons.
Shell and color stays very true to the original GBC shell.
I am just beginning to get into the modding world and got one of these shells (clear black) to start with a fresh slate. The shell looks spot on and feels really sturdy.
This shell is surprisingly durable for being an after market clone. Little negative can be said about it, except for the fact that it arrived with a small scratch on it, and edges are not quite as smooth as an official shell.
I'm not much of an enthusiast in general, but Game Boys are some of my favorite things to own. I have had 2 of these Chinese shells and they both ended up breaking the same way; after 6 years, I don't see much improvement on them.
Quite possibly, the biggest con is that they don't give you the screws to secure the PCB to the front of the case. That wouldn't be a big deal, since, if you're replacing it, you more than likely have the originals... Except they barely fit. You either have to live with a loose and wobbly PCB or put the shell at risk and strip the threads.
Second of all, the quality of the plastic is just alright. If it's one of the launch colors, you can tell because light passes through, while on the clear ones the screw standoffs are visibly melted into the edge of the SELECT button's space. Continuing on the topic of the SELECT button, it and START are of the wrong shape on newer shells, being more oval, and some cases even have incorrectly sized speakers.
I honestly don't intend this to be offensive against Handheld Legend because they're only reselling the shells, but I'm seriously starting to lose hope in reproduction shells. With most of them being handled by unheard-of Chinese companies, quantity-over-quality is the main rule and for a handheld long abandoned and cancelled by its owner since 2003, at the moment, this is as good as it gets. I am, despite all this, still hopeful that this situation gets improved in the future.