Cheap DS Skin Solution - Mad Catz Showcase

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  1. dazinith
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    I did a search and didn't see anyone talking yet about this case by mad catz. It is called the 'NDS Lite Custom Show Case'. These clear cases come bundled with either NFL skins, or generic skins, here is their product info:
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    In any event, you can actually print out your own custom skins to go between the clear case and the DS. You can find the software mad catz provides here:
    http://customization.madcatz.com/nds.html

    Their software only exports to 72 DPI bmp (which won't give you much detail at all), so I made a Photoshop template at 600 DPI which you can find here:
    http://www.dzgraphics.com/downloads/dslite..._template_2.zip

    I printed out my skins on glossy photo paper and just cut them with scissors. Here are a few images of the skin i'm using now (art from deviantart.com):
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    The images aren't the best quality, but they get the point across (if you want better let me know or check out the link below). Basically if you don't mind the DS being a tad bigger (but still fits in my yoshi DS pouch) then this might be worth checking out. For such a small increase in bulk the DS does feel a lot more bulky, my guess is the weight of the case that makes it feel that way. With that said I do feel this clear case will definitely prevent gouging/scratching, perhaps even make it kid-proof. For $15 bucks it was a good solution for me and my plain jane white DS lite.

    Big thanks to KirbyCube who posted this blog entry where I heard about doing custom skins with this case, you can find more info and pics there:
    http://blogs.ign.com/KirbyCube/2006/07/31/26787/
     
  2. neojei

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    That looks really cool, I might buy one of those now.
     
  3. dazinith
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    i felt sorta cheap for not posting real pics, so here are a few better ones (click for higher res):

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    if anyone has any suggestions for other images to use for skins please let me know.. i spent a few hours trying to find some high enough quality that i liked.. the one i went with matches my case and stylus, so it's pretty pimp to me [​IMG]
     
  4. tyasawa

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    comfort zone :D
    >_< i want one.. too bad mad catz only ship to us..

    any other stores??
     
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    comfort zone :D
    ;_; omg this looks so sweet.. i want the green stylus as well XD..

    '', im not sure radioshack ship outside us as well..

    ill check on it later... now clean up my room first since few friends will come to play with wii~
     
  7. tetsuya

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    Only if I knew about these last month. The bottom of my nds is pretty bad. Even the two white rubber looks terrible, they're completely yellow.
     
  8. Keeper

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    I have heard that these will be available in Australia at retail stores in the very near future, will have to keep a look out for em
     
  9. azndragonguy115

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    EDIT

    sorry for my stupidity :'(
     
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  11. azndragonguy115

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    i didn't buy a madcatz one before and i regret it

    the madcatz has good plastic and doesn't scratch as easily
     
  12. OSW

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    Has anyone seen one in Aus since then?

    they look reasonably good.

    Also is your yoshi DS case homemade or commercial?
     
  13. MetaKz

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    Wow, that is sweet.. so you printed the picture yourself?

    I wish I didn't have a sucky printer [​IMG] ... oh and I wish i had like... 30 bucks to spend [​IMG]
     
  14. Feels Good Man

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    I got that a LONG time ago. Here's some I made:

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  15. ghettobob

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    Wow, the final fantasy and the megaman look very nice.
    I use to own one of these cases, but sadly my friends little sister destroyed it during her search for chocolate in my bookbad >_>

    That little devilchild...I guess I'll buy another one, but my printer stinks. I'll try it and post pics.
     
  16. TeraS

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    im lovin the megaman and yoshi one
     
  17. Zombie_Mario

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    Found my answer.
     
  18. VVoltz

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    I did one with the KOTOR poster on the front.
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    Without the text of the console brand =p
     
  19. DeepFriedAsian

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    Hey, I was using the program, but my images come out smaller than expected when I save and print them, and they're too small....Can anyone help?
     
  20. Icarus

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    Looks really nice !! But I guess I'll stick with my Nerf