Boost Empire-Boost Battery system, not hotpack
Awesome customer service, cant say this enough
Speed increase, noticable
None, just read review for the one annoyance, if it can be considered one
Battery life is the big thing here. Amazing performance for anyone wanting to not worry about battery life. I have played multiple formats with this unit. Works well for either X-ball or 5man, 7man...the list goes on. To show it strengths, a few weeks ago down in Texas at the NCPA collegiate Nationals, this hopper seen 3 Xball matches, and two days of 5 man events. Atleast 12 five man games each of those days and a total of 42 X-ball games. This hopper didnt flencth, and still didnt die all weekend.
Speed is another thing that gets helped out here, the motor runs more consistanly with a stronger battery supply in it. Thus, this gives you a slight speed performance, may not notice right away but compare it to a non-boosted version of your hopper. You will see a difference.
Customer servie is amazing here, David Cross, fixed my Empire when I had a problem with it. The board ending up getting fried. He changed out the battery system and the board for free. I just paid shipping.
"One Problem"-The only annoyance I have had so far is that when recharging the system, I didnt set the charger up right and set it for a smaller battery than what was in my system. This lead me to have a half-charged battery one day. No big problem, just make sure you have the charger set-up right when you use it.
I would recomend this system to anyone who is annoyed by changing batteries or commonly worries if the batteries they have in their hopper will last through the next match. Both Rec and Tourny players can benefit from this system.