Took one of these as a shell replacing for my old gbp, added a backlit panel for better screen usage and the result is good! Plastic quality seems to be ok, not factory one but a good replacement!
My shell fit perfectly and feels great! I would highly recommend It!
Game Boy Pocket Shell / Housing
This is MY experience with the silver colored shell. I can not vouch for any other colors or the transparent styles of this shell.
I bought the OEM silver colored shell and the plastic is WAY to thin in comparison to the original shell. It came in with scratches on the shell as well. The buttons that came with the shell were for a gameboy color and did not fit.
The shell had several imperfections where you can see the plastic molding through the paint.
I bought the glass screen upgrade for it and that fit fine however the OEM screen does not line up in the shell very well and there is a lot of wiggle room. I'm not sure if these are IPS ready or not.
I purchased the DMG button set to go with the shell (I'm glad I did since I received the wrong buttons.) and the hole on the shell for the A button was too tight so I had to sand it down to make it work and it still isn't right. They're very stiff due to the tight fit in the shell
My shell was not compatible with the OEM power on switch and had to use the aftermarket one, which is fine!.... but the aftermarket one is the only piece in the gameboy that rattles....
The shell also did not come with tri-wing screws, but phillips instead. The OEM tri-wing does work with the case but the phillips are too short for some parts and too long for others. It's hard to explain.
The new shell did not hold down the speaker well enough to prevent rattling (a small piece of foam did the trick)
2 corners of my shell are not all the way held down and I am afraid to tighten the screws any more in fear of stripping them out. (they squeak when I tighten my grip on the shell)
Overall I'm disappointed in the overall quality of the shell. I was really looking forward to this... I'm not sure why this shell was like this because I also ordered a ton of parts for my SP and they are all fantastic! The SP shells are awesome and THICK.
I don't hate this company. I will shop with them again. I just wanted anyone who reads this to know my experience incase it helps them with their buying experience.
I got the matte black shell. I was really excited for the black buttons that came with the shell, but they were too tight of a fit to be comfortable. I had to go back to the stock ones, which moved way smoothly in comparison. Otherwise, the matte feel is really premium and I really like it. I've ordered some buttons from a competitor, and hopefully they fit better. I'm just disappointed that they weren't tested before being shipped.
Case feels nice but the fit isn't correct, has a gap in the top right also screw holes seem a bit to small.
Love the color though.