I would like to note that the shipping tracking information never got updated after being received, that could be a problem between the USA and Spain, It took 20 days to get here, which isn't that bad. I'm excited, I might work to get this to work with a Raspberry Pi Zero, so I can run an emulator that plays the real roms. I don't know that it will work, or when I will have the time. But it should be cool. It did take two attempts to read my Pokemon Gold cartridge, but that could be due to the bad battery. The emulator I used to test showed a bad checksum error on the first try.
I'm satisfied with the read speeds, and it's probably the best on the market for reading ROMs to a PC. You did a great job.
I was about to buy the components to build my own GB cart reader, then came up with this product. The price is really fit to the components and work needed to craft it, a really good deal indeed.
Shipping: really fast, and very well packed, perfectly protected from any shipment damange.
Product: very good end quality, was actually tinier than I expected. From the looks you'd never say it's home made as it seems to be something you'd find at any tech store.
Functionality: worked perfectly fine for everything I've tried, fast and clean.
Software: the seller has nothing to do with the software. It can be a little intimidating at first if you know nothing about the GB games memory formats, but the seller offered to solve any doubts that may appear, which is kinda nice. The software is actually quite simple to use if you know what the options are for. I would personally update the user interface so it has a simple and advanced mode. Advanced mode would be the same as now, but simple mode would use auto-detection to automatically get the cart settings for RAM, instead of reading the cart each time to make sure the correct size is dumped/written. The software is open source too, so no problem at all.
Bad points: if I had to say any, I would just say that it should be stated that the software already installs the needed drivers, as I though I had to install them separately, which was a little confusing to set up at first. Also, I expected the reader to hold a micro usb, but it has mini usb; not that it has been a problem. but it's something I think might be considered in future revisions of the hardware.
Overall: If you have to buy/build a GB cart reader, this is it. Cheap (even compared with any other build it yourself options), really good end quality and does its job perfectly. USB is a really handy way to manage GB carts.
Now I can change the batteries! Waiting for stock on the GB flashcarts to test some homebrew on real hardware!
I just received mine yesterday, and I have to say I'm impressed. The board assembly is top notch, no leftover flux or other residue visible. The small board size is impressive as well. Props for putting the case files on Thingiverse, rather than forcing me to buy from you. All in all, it works great. Shipping took exactly 1 week to get to my house in the midwest USA, which is totally acceptable. Since the software is somewhat tricky to use, some additional documentation would be nice to have. Also the software is technically supported on Windows, OSX, and Linux so cross platform instructions would be really nice! Overall, great seller, great product, and a totally reasonable price. Would recommend this product to anyone!
Product: Appears just like pictures on website and works as described. Backed up all of my old game saves and ROMS. Got mine with the gray 3D printed enclosure, feels nice, not really cheap plastic. Games pop in and out smoothly. All LEDs work. Uses USB 2.0 interface. Great job developer, its awesome and worth it!
Software: Software listed on the page works for me on Win10. If one day the link dies, I found what looks like a source at "https://sourceforge.net/projects/gbcf/". With software, when you backup your game ROMs or saves, make sure you first click Cart Info and then set the Flash and RAM to the numbers listed in the text box about the cartridge so that the files work properly. Each cartridge has their own specifications. When I tried to use my mouse to change settings that used a dropdown selection bar, it didn't work too well and program often became unresponse. However, a good workaround is to use tab to move the selected area/button around the program and when it reaches the FLASH or RAM categories, use the up and down arrow keys to make the selection, and then click your desired action. Also, when I installed the software, I did not have to separately download the driver because there was an option to install it included inside of the executable. Great!
Shipping: Shipped from Barcelona, Spain to Virginia, USA. Ordered 3/2. Shipped 3/4. Arrived at house on 3/14. Was not home when arrived, went to post office to pick up on 3/16. In small yellow bubble envelope with apparatus inside of bubble wrap. Small paper with general information about store/purchase included with one spelling error, problems written as problema. Developer asked for a review of the product on the included paper, and the product works great and looks cool, so here it is.
Overall, I would recommend. To anyone like "Hmmmmm...should I?", you totally should!