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Nuby Game Boy Advance Accessories
July 18, 2001

 

Cobra Power Plus Advance
Cobra AC Adapter Advance
Cobra Link 1 to 1 Advance
Cobra Light Advance

 

Cobra Power Plus Advance
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cobra_power_plus_adv_sma-01.jpg (4187 bytes)Nuby pulls another serpent from their Cobra line to make your GBA playing experience more enjoyable. The most important thing that needs to be said is that this monster lasts up to thirty hours when fully charged. Thirty hours is a phenomenal amount of time for a rechargeable battery, especially for a game system. A full charge would last over two weeks at playing for two hours each night. There is even a button on the underneath of the battery that illuminates the eyes on the Cobra to show how powerful the batteries' charge is. This eliminates the guessing how much playing time is left on the batteries. Click for more…

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Cobra AC Adapter Advance
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cba_ac-01.jpg (5991 bytes)Power is always an issue with the GBA. Sure, batteries last longer than in the GBC, but the cost of replacing them after you’ve become thoroughly addicted to THPS2 just keeps rising. Rechargeable batteries are great, but you do usually have to wait for them to charge at some point in time. That’s what makes a good AC adapter worth having. As some gamers have noticed, the GBA doesn’t come with a plug to accommodate an AC adapter, so any external power will involve replacing the battery cover. Nuby’s Cobra AC Adapter Advance comes with a wall plug and a battery cover adapter. The battery cover is embossed with the ultra-tough Cobra design, but is otherwise very low profile. The wall plug also sports a Cobra head, and connects to the jack on the battery cover adapter. Installation is a snap, and the power flows well. Get it!

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Cobra Link 1 to 1 Advance
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cba_link_121-01.jpg (5603 bytes)I feel like there will be quite a few kids who will get this accessory and will be left out of the game. The Cobra Link 1 to 1 is a multiplayer link cable without the little mini-hub to plug in other link cables. That means this cable only works to connect two players together. Sure, it costs a little less than a standard GBA link cable, but the lack of functionality just isn’t worth it. It works great, and the little Cobra heads are again pretty snazzy, but we suggest just going for the standard Cobra MultiLink Advance and forking over the extra couple dollars.

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Cobra Light Advance
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cobra_light_adv.jpg (4561 bytes)Nuby’s Cobra lineup is most identifiable in the lights. There’s a certain amount of cool that goes with having a big cobra looking over your GBA screen, especially when those eyes glisten in the light. It’s definitely the coolest looking light we’ve seen, and it works pretty good, too. Using a mirror to reflect light over the screen, the Cobra Light Advance gives good coverage without getting in your way too much. The Cobra Light Advance is also very flexible so you can really tweak it to get just the right lighting on your screen. It also features the requisite pass-through so you can still hook up for some multiplayer, and it sports an on-off switch to help conserve batteries. The light isn’t a real big drain on batteries, which is very nice. However, it suffers from the same issue every other GBA light suffers from: While it’s perfect in dark conditions, any ambient light pretty much negates the effect of the Cobra Light Advance. Again, you’ll be sitting in the dark rather than partial lighting, which might make your friends and family a bit nervous, but will give you a great gaming experience. It’s not the best to remain attached to your GBA during transport, but it will fit nicely into a carrying case or pocket when detached from the unit.

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Shawn Rider

 

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