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  1. Acekard 2i

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. CycloDS Evolution

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. DSTTi

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. EZ-Flash Vi

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. G6 DS Real

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. iEDGE

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. iTouch2

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  8. M3i Zero

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  9. R4i (and clones)

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  10. SuperCard DSONEi

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  11. Other (Please specify)

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  12. 5 voter(s)
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  1. rockstar99

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    what he said

    but ive been using my ak2i more because of the better and quicker ap patcher
     
  2. Darminator

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    Agreed everyone will simply vote for the card that they have... So nothing real should come of this as it will be FAR from any definitive 'this is the best card anyone can get'. When i started out i got the M3DS real, and i thought it was the most awesome thing in the world! I sang it's praises, thought 'why doesnt everyone have one of these??' A little time passed and i thought hey, why not try some others out? So i did. I soon found there were so many shortcomings with the M3DS real that it wasnt worth the effort it would take to get up and drop it in the trash. I didnt trash it, but did shelve it quickly! I heard of Sakura firmware, and thought it was worth a try, so i took it off the shelf, and it was a vast improvement over what had existed, and i used it for a while. Support was rather slow tho, and eventually got in the way of it being of any practical use, so again, shelved it. I know there have been upgrades in both card hardware and firmware, and i have yet to go there, but with what all i have tried, i have my opinion of which is best. But it is just that, an opinion, and like assholes everybody has one. So in the long run it really doesnt matter. I did think to start a blog with reviews and my opinions on all, but many of those exist and again, well feel it just isnt worth the effort. Based on hype, i thought cyclo would have been the best, so i tried one. They are good, solid cards that cater well to a mod set of people. I feel they are not for everyone tho after putting one through it's paces, and for little kids, by far NOT the best choice. There is only one that caters to ease of use, solid performance/updates, and quality build. It is the card i use over all others, and recommend to others. Which is it? Again it is only my opinion and nothing more, so it matters not if choose not to say. What i will say is try others for yourself, pick the one that works for you, and run with it. If you buy one and settle with only being happy with it, you may never know what you are missing. To many this too doesnt matter, as the mentality is if it works, why spend more money? I used to think that too, till i actually spent some more money to find this out for myself.
     
  3. Gnargle

    Gnargle The day I set a profile picture is the day I die
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    Yeah, that's true.. although they are basically the same hardware, piracy protection seems to be far less robust on the M3 than the G^, probably to do with the SD card. Although I have to admit, if I were getting a cart now, I'd go for the M3. Sakura [​IMG]
     
  4. zero1221

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    I'm voting for both the Acekard 2i because of AKAIO and the CycloDS that my cousin uses.

    I Love my AK2i for my DSi, but my I'm envious of my cousins CycloDS since updates are faster.

    I guess someday I'll have to try out the M3i Zero though since M3 DS Real was my first and updates were frequent.

    Play on forever M3 DS Real 2007-2009
     
  5. bennyroger

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    My vote went to Acekard 2i because: works flawless with ez 3in1, fast loading, good support
    My M3DSReal/Zero gets second place because of frequent updates and side loaded sd
    Third is DSTT because of simple menus......
    4th Supercard because its still supported....but its slow
    5th EZ flash
    6th Original R4, simple, child friendly, dirt cheap
    Bottom Clones, unstable, up and down homepages, some decides to die without any reason, bad built quality
     
  6. Ace Gunman

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    For all of those commenting on it, I don't think it's necessarily true that people will only vote on the card they have. In many scenarios the cart they have has failed them and they're looking for something better. Or perhaps they've simply been following the developments of another up and coming cart that looks to be becoming superior via firmware updates and active support. Or just a new release that blows the others away.

    And heck, some people have multiple carts which they bought specifically because they'd researched them and found said carts to be the better choice.

    Also, I do think AKAIO is a valid reason for choosing the Acekard 2i. Support is support, regardless of where it's coming from. What makes the card work best or better than the competition is a variety of factors, I don't believe there's anything wrong with an alternate firmware being one of those factors.
     
  7. EyeZ

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    Yes the acekard without AKAIO becomes just another flashcart, it is down to Normmatt and the team that has given the acekard the popularity it has today.
     
  8. GBA_Temper

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    Just bought a R4I V1.4 LOL already freezes.. next person says R4 gets banned


    Edited:: yeah I know I have been gone for a long time.. i only pop up to check on my website lol
     
  9. zuron7

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    Edge because I use it.
    M3i and Supercard for it's awesome firmware.
     
  10. KirovAir

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    CycloDS. Never let me down. It's expensive though.
    Next to that, the Acecard 2i. Due to AKAIO.
     
  11. RupeeClock

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    My votes go to the Acekard 2i and the CycloDS Evolution.
    Now, I freaking love the CycloDS, the interface is simple but effective for rom loading and customisation, the intergrated 3in1 support is killer, and the the realtime menu is pretty handy. The games even play very reliably.
    But what holds it back is there's still, no, DSi support...Which is where the Acekard 2i comes in.
    With the powerful AKAIO firmware, games work fantastically well. I am well anticipating Akaio 1.6 which will apparently address slowdown issues such as the items in pokémon platinum.

    I also have to wonder why people like the M3i Zero. Granted it's firmware is just like that of Moonshells, but when I got the flashcart, I had trouble installing the bootloader because of a faulty cable. As for playing games, it couldn't even handle a video from Megaman Battle Network 5 at full speed.

    And that's my thoughts.
     
  12. Fabis94

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    I'm voting for AK2i/AKAIO. It was the first DSi flashcart and has achieved other firsts as well. That's why i love it. It works great and often is the first to get patches for the firmware and games.
     
  13. Pliskron

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    Well I own a M3 and I didn't vote for it because I think it stinks. So not everyone votes for what they own. If you want fast updates you'd get an Acekard and if you want advanced features that are reliable you'd get a Supercard with the new OS or a Cyclo. I suppose if you use moonshell a lot the M3 would be your card.
     
  14. arecus2000

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    I say edge is good 'cause bro uses it.
    Acekard too looks like it's good.
     
  15. Pliskron

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    Can you use my card too so I can also have a good card.
     
  16. rockstar99

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    You have a great card IMO
     
  17. CannonFoddr

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    Seeing this got me thinking -

    What's the WORSE flashcard of 2010 ?

    - so I've started up a poll here

    edit: Wow - I only just posted this & got 8 votes already on the other (but only two post ?? - come on lads'lasses I did say IF you vote post reasons why)
     
  18. SgtThom

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    Of course it will.Things change since the last 3 years.
     
  19. Sterling

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    I'll have to say the M3i Zero/Real for DS i/Lite. I also had a iTouch2 budget card, which works great for the $10 I paid for it. [​IMG]

    Then there is the DS iPlayer, works great for movies, homebrew, and music (and it has the only slot 1 GBA solution, the GBADS emulator. [​IMG]).
     
  20. ProtoKun7

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    Yep, they've even released 3 betas or so in one week [​IMG]
     
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