DSTWO build quality

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  1. cowboycoder77
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    cowboycoder77 Advanced Member

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    I have read mixed opinions so far. So can those lucky early DSTWO owners share their opinion please? How is the build quality of this cart?

    Does it fit well like a retail cart? Does it feel solid or flimsy? How does it compare to rival flash carts (Cyclods, Acekard 2i, etc)?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kentoss

    Kentoss GBAtemp Regular

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    The card itself feels flimsy to me. I don't like that the chips are so accessible when it's outside of the DSi, it makes me feel like dropping it slightly or having things near it that could potentially make contact could damage it easily. It's a tight fit in the Slot-1 already, so I suppose they had no choice but to just cover them up with a sticker. The card itself is the same size as a retail cartridge, but when it sits in the slot it's not flush with the back of the DSi, it sits in a little bit. I'm not sure why that is, but it's in comparison to Pokemon Heart Gold. The MicroSD card in mine keeps getting caught on something inside when I try to click it out. I have to wiggle it around a bit for it to actually come out. Putting it in is nice, though, I do like the spring loading. I'm not sure if I prefer the spring-loaded method over the non-spring loaded method, though. I guess I got used to it with the R4, but at least I know the MicroSD card isn't going anywhere.

    Ultimately, you shouldn't have to worry about it because most of the time the card sits in your DS, so there's not much of a chance for it to get damaged. When taking it out to put new stuff on it, however, I advise caution. This is all in comparison to the R4, which I feel is really solidly built, and has gained that status over the time I've had it by generally being not broken after the stuff it's been through. We'll see if the SC DSTWO withstands the test of time.
     
  3. coattails

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    I have the same issue with my acekard2i, although I really wouldn't call it an issue since all spring-loaded flash carts do it. The spring always feels like its about to crack when I put the SD in or take it out, it's really gut wrenching [​IMG] .

    I wish everyone made teethed carts with a side non-spring loaded SD slots.
     
  4. Potticus

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    My supercardone has the spring grabbing.

    When you remove the sd you have to jiggle it a bit, but it stays working.
     
  5. Kentoss

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    I suppose our thoughts on what constitutes as a flimsy build differ. I called it flimsy in comparison to my R4, which doesn't have a sticker guarding it's important hardware.
     
  6. Kentoss

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    I can agree with that. It's not like it's made of tinfoil. I had nothing else to compare it to other than my original R4, which has lasted a while for me.

    Edit:

    I actually take that back. While removing my DSTWO from the package it came in (I put it back in to pose for some pics) the front plate of the card at the top right side split from the back part of the card. That shouldn't happen, given it should be snapped securely in place.
     
  7. elixirdream

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    hahahhahaa
    that was my problem

    when i was trying to remove it from the box
    it was like so tight
    so i tried to use a little force to remove it
    next thing i realise the front cover is partially open up... [​IMG]
     
  8. rich333

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    do you think they will improve build quality in a later release?

    -how long will it take for a new batch to be made?

    -any chance of a white cart?
     
  9. elixirdream

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    i don't think the build is that bad.......
    is just being a little flimsy...
    however, that becomes nothing when it is removed from the box [​IMG]
    is just a solid card that lies there [​IMG]
    i don't think this should be a deciding factor to buy or not to...

    white cart? lol... no idea
     
  10. nuno

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    The cart definitely feels a bit flimsy in comparison to my ak2i and quite possibly even the dstti.
    In particular, at the bottom of the cart, the plastic is not snug and seems very thin(not to sure if you can notice it in the re sized image)
    When lined up with 2 other carts, it doesn't appear that the supercard dstwo, is any thicker then the rest.



    [​IMG]
     
  11. R4Liam

    R4Liam Artsy Dude

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    i like you dsi xl im getting a dstwo with a dark brown dsixl too!
     
  12. Dj_Qbert

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    It's a tight fit in my dsl. I have to really pull it out.