Loved this upgrade on my droid! Comes with grips and connectors very cool. Will does a great job.
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Tadao Technologies Yakuza OLED Series Droid & Cyborg 07 BoardFirst off, I love the OLED display! The grips that come in the plastic case look pretty cool. The board comes with its own replacement power switch. Its a fairly easy install, but the screw to hold...
First off, I love the OLED display! The grips that come in the plastic case look pretty cool. The board comes with its own replacement power switch. Its a fairly easy install, but the screw to hold the board down is very tiny. If you have bad eyesight, like myself, put on some reading glasses to install.
Onto function: I have the board on my Droid. I am using the stock settings. I have played from June-present with these settings, they have yet to let me down. The OLED display is why I had bought the board. It is very bright. I have yet to replace the 9V since installed in June. Battery efficiency seems to be very good.
The OLED display is pretty large, easy to read. All characters are clear. Modes are easy to adjust or switch. I typically play semi, but have used PSP in some tournaments I have entered.
I enjoy that SPD makes aftermarket grips to accomodate the OLED display. It lets you add your own style to your Droid.
I also have a gold bolt. It makes each shot very smooth. My next upgrade will be a shift barrel kit. Possibly a V2 ram.
All-in-all I am very impressed by the Tadao Yakuza OLED board. Very easy to adjust. Very easy to read. It brings the Droid to another level.
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Tadao Technologies Yakuza OLED Series Droid & Cyborg 07 BoardPackaging:
Shipped in a hard plastic case, leaving the board very well protected. Has some snazzy tadao stickers too. I was using tadao back when they first released their original programming/chips...
Shipped in a hard plastic case, leaving the board very well protected. Has some snazzy tadao stickers too. I was using tadao back when they first released their original programming/chips for the DM - it's great to see a company come this far. I would also like to point out that they shipped this on Saturday - maybe it's commonplace but I thought it was a nice touch. Cookie also responded very quickly to an email I had about shipment.
Installation is very easy - no biggie at all. Just make sure you don't pull on the wires, but the actual plastic piece.
Everything is marked on the back of the Tadao board as to 'what wire goes where'. When you are unplugging everything from your stock board make sure you note which eye wire is Rx and Tx respectively. An easy way to remember is that the one with the yellow wire is Rx or 'receiver'.
The board comes with the power switch already plugged in, but does not indicate (at least I don't think so) which position on the switch is 'on'. This leads to the switch being installed backwards.
Make sure you note which way the OLED goes into the board, because you are going to have to remove it to screw the board to the frame.
I cannot begin to say how nice the OLED display is. You may think it's gimmicky, but that impression will quickly change the first time you go to change a setting. Very satisfying.
Compared to the stock board, the Tadao programming also seems more responsive without the typical symptoms of bounce. I plan on testing the 'last ball' chop situation later this week and will update when done.
The switch itself feels GREAT. I'm running my trigger without a spring and it's excellent. I also like the fact that it is integrated onto the board. While it might make replacing a broken microswitch more tricky, it's simplifies the wiring floating around in the frame.
The battery connectors are another nice touch and hold the battery firmly in the compartment.
They're not bad, but are certainly not great. They accent the OLED screen nicely, but are slippery and are IMHO a little tacky. I would love to see a sticky grip that has a built in window, or solid colors.
I also had the same issue with the window on the grips lining up with the LCD.
Very impressive board. In terms of 'is it worth it?': it DOES outperform the stock board. If you've got the money to burn, go for it.
- OLED Screen. It's bright, pretty, and just a blast to use.
- Easy Programming Menu
- Plethora of Settings
- Extremely responsive
- The grips. I don't like the way they look or feel.
- The grips continued - the window does not line up completely with the OLED.
- Installation instructions. It's pretty self explanatory but for those not electronically inclined it could be tricky.
- Power switch. It's not that bad, but I would have liked to see which side is 'on' before installing it.
The only suggestion I have is to programming. The current process looks like the following (using G-Mode as an example):
1.) Hold down the trigger to change a setting
2.) Click trigger to desired setting.
3.) Hold Trigger
4.) Hold trigger again to lock setting in.