I've used this battery for well over a year now. There's no question that it lasts significantly longer than the stock battery - probably twice as long or so. Considering that I picked this up for about $7 including shipping, I consider it one of the best purchases I've made in the past couple of years. It does make the GBA noticeably heavier, but I consider the tradeoff highly worth it.
I got this one knowing that it wouldn't fit in the GBA SP as the old one did. However, the few reviews I found made it sound OK.
The Good: This battery does charge fast and last a long time. It doesn't make the Gameboy Advance SP look ugly or weigh it down much. I only notice a little tightness in the fit on one of my two containers I use when taking it with me. It's not that bulky. It comes with its own little screwdriver so you don't have to track one down.
The Bad: There are no instructions included. In fact, the box specifically states it has a 3 year warranty if it damages the system, more details included in the manual. THERE IS NO MANUAL INCLUDED! It's not like this is rocket science, but a web search for instructions did yield one piece of information, to remove the original battery starting from the left side. Pelican's site also no longer lists this product, so it's very unlikely they'll stand behind it. Disappointing...
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