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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #90 on: August 22, 2019, 08:34 PM »
Well I ordered one of the EZ Omegas, will test it out. I'm sure save states will be handy...

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #91 on: August 22, 2019, 08:41 PM »
Yeah definitely the X5.
Who doesn't love spending more money for less features, right?
Yeah, I understand this is a Krikzz forum, but not sure why people are recommending the X5 so vehemently when it seems the only benefit it has over the EZO is better battery life (I'll be using my DS and GBASP for this so I can always recharge the batteries before fully drained) and better build quality. Plus it will cost $40-50 more. Can someone who owns both chime in? I want to order soon as I'll be leaving on a relatively long trip and my only form of gaming will probably be with this flash cart.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #92 on: August 22, 2019, 09:08 PM »
The only real downside I can see with Omega, is not so easy to replace battery (you might need to tape/solder in a new one if it dies, I don't know if that battery is 'rechargeable' or not?). But the battery is only used for real-time clock feature games on the Omega. Whereas on X5 the battery is also used for game saving too.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #93 on: August 22, 2019, 09:56 PM »
I'm going on a trip and was going to get a Everdrive X5. It would cost me $100 after the discounts I have on Stone Age Gamer. But then I came across this thread, and it seems that for $40 less, I can get the EZ Omega for just $60 and it is a superior product with many more features. My issue is that I had an EZ Flash IV and that thing was a complete piece of trash.

Which should I go with, EZO or the X5?

Seeing as you already had an EZFlash product (the IV), which part of it bothered you exactly? It might help us determine which would be the better choice for you.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #94 on: August 23, 2019, 04:35 AM »
Well, the EZ Flash was simply too complicated for me to use. I like to use my Flash Carts mainly to run ROM hacks, and the EZ Flash wasn't able to run any of them. It wasn't even able to run some basic ROMs like Pokemon, which needed to be edited with a Hex editor and all this other crap done with it... The load times were also quite long. I didn't like the interface that much.

All in all, a pretty lousy product that I definitely regret getting. I just want a GBA flash cart that I can put my entire GBA Romset on, including hacks and translations, and have them run perfectly (although I understand the limitations with games like Wario Ware Twisted and Boktai). I also don't want to have to do any additional modifcation or hacking to allow the ROMs to run properly.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #95 on: August 24, 2019, 12:10 AM »
Coming soon :o



Yeah, I understand this is a Krikzz forum, but not sure why people are recommending the X5 so vehemently when it seems the only benefit it has over the EZO is better battery life (I'll be using my DS and GBASP for this so I can always recharge the batteries before fully drained) and better build quality. Plus it will cost $40-50 more. Can someone who owns both chime in? I want to order soon as I'll be leaving on a relatively long trip and my only form of gaming will probably be with this flash cart.
Well,  the EZFLash Omega clocks drifts over time considerably by several minutes. Also if the EZOmega malfunctions after 6 months can you get an almost free replacement/fix from your chinese seller? I guess not.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2019, 12:17 AM by FeverDrive »
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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #96 on: August 24, 2019, 12:19 AM »
New GBA everdrive refresh? Does it come with new features? Or just X5 with a new smaller form factor?

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #97 on: August 24, 2019, 06:46 AM »
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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #98 on: August 24, 2019, 01:07 PM »
Looks nice, but if it's just a shrunken X5 then I won't be bothering.
Krikzz doesn't actually answer the features question.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #99 on: August 24, 2019, 03:55 PM »
SOmeone there called it an x7... But unless it actually adds new features it doesn't disserve to be called x7... Just a new 'revision' of old...

Even stuff like SD2SNES and SD2SNES Pro has undergone 'larger' and 'smaller form' factors. For example some that fit into a north american style cart case, and others that only fit in European/Super famicom style cart cases.

It honeslty would make much more sense to just convert all future GBA into this smaller form factor, unless there is a need to 'add' extra features, and larger space is needed (motion, rumble, and/or solar features).

Also by looking at the board, it just looks to be a "ED GBA 'rev' P1, showing it to be in the same line as previous ED GBA. P1 means 'prototype'?

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #100 on: August 25, 2019, 04:04 AM »
"Someone there called it an x7" yea so if "someone" called it an x9 makes it so that is a big fat no just some user not apart the team

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #101 on: August 25, 2019, 05:35 AM »
That's my point, it's stupid of people to jump conclusion that this is an "x7" without an 'x7' being announced.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #102 on: August 25, 2019, 07:31 AM »
unless there is a need to 'add' extra features, and larger space is needed (motion, rumble, and/or solar features).


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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #103 on: August 25, 2019, 08:01 AM »
I just don't see the point of selling an X5 and X7 that both share essentially the same features, but only changes the size of the form factor.

I think it would make best sense to at least phase out the oversize model, make both use the same 'small form factor' but just add premium features like at least "save states" and 'cheat system' onto x7. Those appear to be at least the standard add-ons to the GB X7, and Mega Everdrive X7 for example.

I don't see why X7 should 'cost more' if all it does is change form factor, and doesn't add anything new to flashcart. Presumably there would be no reason to have an x5, if both were exactly the same, other than 'form factors'. Small form factor for all (including a cheaper 'x3' (no rtc?, no real-time battery save? (see GBX3)), would probably make the most sense.

However, until I see a good 'x7' and see what features it has. I'm fine with my X5, and I've bought Omega to test out. I have more than one GBA or DS option, so I can also take advantage of multiple Flash carts such as for using for game linking between consoles or Gamecube, so I still feel like its an investment.
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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #104 on: August 25, 2019, 09:37 AM »
Coming soon :o

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Well,  the EZFLash Omega clocks drifts over time considerably by several minutes. Also if the EZOmega malfunctions after 6 months can you get an almost free replacement/fix from your chinese seller? I guess not.
I decided to just go ahead and get the X5, since they had free shipping on SAG that was ending on Friday, plus they had another $8 coupon and I had a few more points saved up for additinal discounts.

The reason I still paid twice as much for an X5 over the EZO was from reading reviews of the EZO. Seems that on paper it is the superior product, but long term reliability is an issue, as is the build quality. A lot of people were quite unhappy with losing their saves as well. I haven't really had any negative experiences with the Everdrive line, but have had a bad experience with the EZIV so that was my main decision.

I just hope I didn't screw myself over if an X7 is coming out in the near future.