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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andre F, Feb 23, 2003.
I'm looking for accessories at this point. Do these exist?
What accessories would you need? The AC adapter comes with the unit, you can't replace the batteries, it's sidelit...there's really no accessory I can think of that they would make for it besides possibly a case to hold the screen in place at a specific angle or cords to connect GBAs together (but those cords would be the same for the GBC, GBA, and GBA SP).
Yeah, there's really not a whole lot of SP-specific accessories to mention. The only thing that I've really heard about are carrying cases.
As both a (future) SP owner and a retail salesperson, I am so glad that there won't be the dozens and dozens of crappy third-party accessories like there are for the regular GBA--it'll make buying and owning one easy. No more "which of these horrible third-party lights is the least-crappy?" decisions to wrestle with.
You can't replace the batteries. You might be able to open the thing up, but Nintendo designed them to be in there for a few years before they need replacement.
And the headphone adapter, AFAIK, should be about $5. It plugs into the AC adapter port, so you can't charge the thing up while using headphones, though I guess there aren't many situations where you'd want to do both at the same time.
Morgan, you CAN replace the batteries. They will be selling additional battery packs
I've read from several places (in print and online) that said the GBA batteries wouldn't need to be replaced for a few years, so Nintendo decided not to offer extra packs.
Sorry, I like buying accessories. It's kinda of fun.
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Jeff, Morgan any links to back up your statements?
Accesseries won't be available until closer to launch here in the states. As for extra battery packs I don't know, going from the pocket pc market there isn't any to replace. Meaning they are soldiered onto the board. However they make ones that plug into the units VIA serial port. I am not sure if the GBA SP is going to do this or not. Also the unit is backlit not side lit. Big difference on that. Back lighting allows each pixel to be illuminated where a side light only allows a light source at the front so the middle of the screen would still appear dark. If Nintendo changed the SP to be side lit, I know that they just lost my money.
I looked it up, and a few sources said that the screen is, in fact, frontlit. You were right, my bad.
I was probably thinking of the Afterburner, which (I think) is a side light. A friend and I were talking about this a few days ago (whether the screen was front/side/backlit on the GBA SP) and I confused them.
I think you may have of your facts messed up, so I will go back and check the latest issue of EGM. However, you may be right but I swear that I read about being able to change batteries....I really hope you can. No matter what though I'm still getting that little bad boy!