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$95 Krikzz Everdrive Vs. $27 AliExpress Everdrive


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Well I've experimented and compared features of my $27 AliExpress Everdive and the $95 Krikzz with an overall cost of 71.5% more and I can find no obvious advantages in the expensive Krikzz. If the advantage might be build quality (reliability and longevity), I can buy 3 of the AliExpress Everdrives for the cost of 1 Krikzz. Every item I've ever purchased from AliExpress has worked so I'll take a chances. Mr. Spock says "If you choose a Krikzz, your logic is seriously flawed"

 

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AliExpress doesn't but they are out there. The least expensive I could find is $110 is on eBay and it's available as we speak but doesn't use an SD card, you have to load ROMs to the Eprom. https://www.ebay.com/itm/185171634019?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28. StoneAgeGamer usually has SD card Everdrives  for $178 + shipping but I believe that they are out of stock at the moment. There are a few European sites that have them on and off as well for ~$200.

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These guys out of Germany I think, have had them available in the past but looks like they are out of stock at the moment.  https://dragonbox.de/en/everdrives-flashcarts/jaguar-gamedrive.html

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I address only the question of official and non official (IE : KNOCKOFF ) Krikzz Everdrives and my experiences. 

 

You get what you pay for, better components and longevity. You support the developer and creator of Everdrive Flashcarts and instead of those like Aliexspress who just stole the tech and repacked it cheaply. Look, I am the cheapest mofo around and I never once considered ordering anything but genuine Krikzz brand from official suppliers. I have them for NES / Snes / Genesis / N64 / Tg-16. Not saying you cannot get similar for much cheaper and yes even in that 3 for 1 comparison that is fine, but again I rather support the fellow that created and supports them than buy from those that just created knockoff's from his product. Over the years I have seen several accounts of these knockoffs just bricking / dying months later. As well, people showing up in Krikzz support forums crying that their "Everdrive" just died or they bricked it trying to flash the latest firmware or some new software that adds new features does not seem compatible. ONLY TO EVENTUALLY FIND OUT that they had bought one of the knockoffs either knowingly or unknowingly (some admit it was knowingly but they thought it was just as good) and many of those are based on older revision of a specific Everdrive and so only work with the firmware/software originally supplied. So, just to sum up and be clear here, I've nothing against the various flash or multi game carts that can be cheaply had from various sources, if one goes in willingly buying these and knows what they are getting and are happy with the received item COOL, have fun, enjoy. IF WE ARE TALKING though specifically about purposely labeled "Everdrive" knockoffs and again you are happy with the item you receive and have no interest in updating firmware or the possibility of being left with support if it fails, again good, enjoy it as long as you know your only likely recourse if it fails is buying a replacement as support from the seller is unlikely. When it came to actual Everdrives though, I personally made the decision early on to by from official distributors selling genuine Krikzz devices, if you want the flashy presentation with manuals, boxes, nice labeled carts etc, you can buy from a supplier like StoneAge gamer, if you are looking for basic just the Everdrive in a cart casing you can find that and you can even find genuine Everdrives "bare board" where you supply the actually cartridge case etc. I advise just Googling along the lines of "Everdrive official Krikzz supplier" to find the best option regionally. 

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