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Backlit GameBoy Pocket

Pokémon Blue on a Backlit GameBoy Pocket
Pokémon Blue on a Backlit GameBoy Pocket

If you have to decide between a backlit DMG (Dot-Matrix GameBoy) or a backlit MGB (GameBoy Pocket), choose the DMG. I got the MGB because it was cheaper on eBay, but it wasn’t technically compatible with Pokémon as opposed to most other (simpler) games – though the description on eBay didn’t mention this.

When playing Pokémon, the backlight would produce an on/off flicker every 1/60 second (1/30 ON, 1/30 OFF).

To fix this issue, I installed a 30Ω resistor and moved the backlight terminals from the 3V source (audio) to the main 5V source. Though the next issue is battery overheating and mild contrast changes, this should hopefully be solved by increasing the resistance on the backlight (by changing the one I just installed or installing a variable resistor).

Good experience though, even if it should’ve been an off-the-shelf product.

Netgear EX6100

Netgear EX6100

The Netgear EX6100 (the extender) features:

  • a variety of WiFi standards including 802.11b/g/n/ac
  • Wireless AC is able to deliver up to 450Mbps, Wireless N up to 300Mbps, Wireless G up to 54Mbps and Wireless B up to 11Mbps.
  • has two external antennas to deliver coverage
  • has two radios, one for the traditional 2.4GHz band and the other the faster 5GHz band
  • offers two operating modes; you can use it as either a range extender or an access point
  • features a gigabit ethernet port to provide a faster experience when using wired devices

Review: Nintendo 2DS Capture Card (Katsukity)

Duel 95
Duel 95

New Technology review of the Nintendo 2DS capture card developed by Katsukity (Tokyo, Japan). I go into detail about the company, the ordering and shipping process, the hardware, software and provide a demonstration of the system in action. The video has chapter skip markers in the description if you only want to watch a specific aspect of the review.

Stay tuned!