CycloDS Evolution - New info!

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  1. shaunj66
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    CycloDS Evolution - New info!

    Secret feature unveiled, plus menu shots








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    Team Cyclops have released some new information on their CycloDS evolution product along with some new screenshots. The big announcement, and the "secret feature" they've been holding back is that; the CycloDS evolution will be the first kit on the market to support micro SDHC cards (secure digital high capacity). This new evolution (no link here!) of micro SD card has a new maximum size limit of 32GB (as opposed to the old SD limit of 2GB) and faster transfer rates.
    They've also released some photos of the GUI which you'll find inside this topic.

    We'll be receiving our sample copies at GBAtemp before next week, so stay tuned for more information!

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    Main Menu

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    Game list, view by filename

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    Game list, view by ROM's internal info

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    Settings menu

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    Settings menu in French

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    Settings menu in Korean

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    Cheat code selection

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    Main menu, alternative skin

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    Game list, alternative skin

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    Main menu, XP skin

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    Game list, XP skin
     
  3. Maktub

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    Gimme!
     
  4. ghettobob

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    Looks nice. But Micro SDHC? I'm looking at NewEgg right now. And 4gb SDHC (SD card) cost $40+. How much would MicroSD cards cost? With a little over $40 i can get a R4 and a 2gb MicroSD. Im fine with 2.
     
  5. Destructobot

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    4GB microSDHC cards are about $100 USD right now (at least that's what I've heard), but they'll get cheaper. 2GB microSD cards were about that expensive a year ago, and they're $20-$30 now.
     
  6. d33t

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    I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure that they MicroSDHC slot will be compatible with standard MicroSD card, just the same as SDHC devices can use SD cards. Think of it as an extra option, not a requirement.

    I think pending a review from the GBATemp guys I might have to sell off the ol' M3 and upgrade to this. Sounds pretty damn promising if they can come though on their claims.
     
  7. flamecannon

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    Looks like a stronger product than the R4. It doesn't matter how many firmware updates they put out if the hardware gets outdated.
     
  8. H8TR

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    The limit of 2GB MicroSD cards isn't 2GB. As of right now, it's 8GB. Samsung was the first to do it.
     
  9. Little

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    The interface looks curiously like the R4!

    I'm not sure about the high capacity cards... I guess its the same argument as with the internal memory cards! Do you really need more than X (x being 2 gig in this case)?

    Maybe I've missed something but is high capacity the only thing they are offering?
     
  10. Spikey

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    Why does the menu look like R4/M3 Simply menu for cheats and main menu, and the game selection looks like the M3 slot 2's menu. [​IMG]
     
  11. Hellios

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    Have they made any annoucements on Download Play to unflashed DS'?

    Because thats the only thing that could set this appart from R4/M3S... Yet those two got the brand name and low price point...
     
  12. shaunj66
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    From the titles they've tested so far, they claim 100% working download play support to unflashed DS's.

    Whether that can be said for all titles... we'll have to wait until I get my hands on it [​IMG]
     
  13. M3LV1N

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    That is pretty cool, albeit, unnecessary.
     
  14. Destructobot

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    No, the limit is 2GB. That's as high as the SD specification goes. Any non-HC cards that are larger than 2GB do not conform to the SD standard or the SDHC standard, so they probably work in most SD or SDHC devices.

    Either Samsung is making a mostly worthless product, or (more likely) the person that wrote that press release doesn't know much about the product.
     
  15. mag2005

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    You do know Samsung is one of the top flash memory maker right?
     
  16. kristijan08

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    cool pending a review might pick one up for my brother
     
  17. Mewgia

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    Sinkhead is getting this one for review, so I won't be able to get one. I'll have to -gasp- buy it myself...

    It looks so good, I might just plunk down the cash (err, digital transaction) to buy this cart even though I get others for free.

    But I'll wait for reviews.
     
  18. bollocks

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    this actually seems interesting! good for them. i think they would have a lot more respect at the moment if they hadn't released those slot-2 supercard knockoffs though.
     
  19. 754boy

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    Agreed. Those SDHC cards are expensive as hell and really 2GB of roms is more than enough for me.
     
  20. superkrm

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    This may be my next purchase pending review, and ill have a reason to get a third ds. [​IMG]