Prepared To Ditch These AA Batteries? Examine Out The Wonderful ‘CleanJuice’ Sport Boy Mod

If there’s one factor we actually like about fashionable transportable {hardware}, it is the truth that we not should dig out AA or AAA batteries to run them. Whereas the Sport Boy had extra modest energy calls for than lots of its rivals, it nonetheless required a gentle inventory of batteries in case you have been a critical gamer; positive, rechargeable AAs have come down in value over the many years, you possibly can’t assist however pine for a extra ‘fashionable’ answer – and that is the place RetroSix is available in.

We have lined this UK-based agency up to now – they do an superb line in modded consoles, together with pimped-out Sport Boy Advance and Sega Sport Gear methods – however we lately took inventory of one other of their merchandise, the CleanJuice battery mod for the great outdated DMG-001.

Obtainable in two capacities, the CleanJuice mod for Sport Boy includes of the CleanJuice board – which does all the intelligent stuff – and the battery itself. Putting in the mod does require you to open up the Sport Boy and unclip a number of the contact springs contained in the battery compartment (the official information recommends you take away three, however we received away with simply taking out the underside two), however it’s much less scary than you may think and took us a couple of minutes to suit. The XL version is a bit more difficult as you need to minimize away a number of the plastic contained in the battery compartment to get it put in – it is sporting a thicker battery, as you would possibly count on.

As soon as put in, the CleanJuice is able to powering a inventory Sport Boy for over 24 hours of use (virtually 30 in case you go for the XL model), and prices utilizing a USB-C connector on the again. You may even use the CleanJuice battery to cost your smartphone, or different USB-C gadgets, which is neat. One other plus is that you may play and cost on the identical time, one thing which is not attainable when utilizing rechargeable AA batteries – and all the console feels lighter, too.

In comparison with the very newest AA rechargeables – a few of which provide 2500mAh capability – the CleanJuice’s stamina is not all that spectacular, however for most individuals, it will be a lot extra handy. It means no extra searching round for AAs, and, in case you’ve beforehand used rechargeable AAs, you possibly can lastly ditch the cumbersome and gradual wall charger (these typically take a number of hours to cost AA batteries, except you purchase a elaborate costly one).

RetroSix creates CleanJuice items for the GBA too, and is even engaged on a wi-fi technique of charging these batteries – the truth that we are going to quickly have the ability to top-up our beloved beige brick utilizing a wi-fi charger fills us with every kind of pleasure, we’re not going to lie.

Due to RetroSix for supplying the CleanJuice and CleanJuice XL batteries used on this piece.

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