is iTouchDS good to have? Really R4 next?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by hala, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. hala
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    I saw it in topmodders.com
    It's just the same price with R4 in other seller.
    I am curious, is it really R4 next?
    Did someone buy it and use it?
    Please share your comments.
     
  2. JPH

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    Yeah, it's available for purchase on some online shops now.

    How does it stand up to the R4?

    You'll just have to wait until Opium finishes his Official GBAtemp iTouchDS Review!
     
  3. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    Yeah, when will that review be done? I too was waiting for it. *yawn,* Well, off to bed...*yawn*
     
  4. ojsinnerz.

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    I heard it's not very good. Opium said he was disappointed.

    However, we'll see how it is on the review.....
     
  5. Swip

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    Almost all the new carts have outdone the R4 already its not at the top anymore.
     
  6. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    I dont know what the R4 did to deserve so many peoples undying enthusiasm and love. *sheesh...*
     
  7. ojsinnerz.

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    It WAS the best flashkart around it's time.... That's why so many people loved it, and still do.
     
  8. Swip

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    Yea, I go to my friends with my AK2 and this is what normally happens.

    Friend:Whats that?
    Me:Its a flashcart for my ds
    Friend:Huh?
    Me:Its like a r4
    Friend: Oo...
     
  9. JPH

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    The R4 was one of the first Slot-1 flashcarts.
    It's among the cheapest to purchase, is easy to set up, and overall more people have heard of them.e
    The support is alright, and skinning is easy (though the popularity of creating R4 skins have died down).
    For those who simply want to play NDS ROMs, and don't care for many other features, the R4 is an ideal flashcart.
    Sure, there have been more Slot-1 carts that are arguably better, but this flashcart was among the first Slot-1 flashcarts ever made and still is used by tons of people, like me (who don't really care for the small extra features on other flashcarts).

    But, I digress...

    I'm sure Opium has gotten well into the review by now. He's an excellent reviewer, and probably wants to make sure that his review is of top-notch quality.
    Writing a GBAtemp review is difficult and time consuming (because of the format and required information you have to fill in).
    It may take a little while longer, but I'm sure it will be a well-written review and if he rushed through it to please you folks, it'd probably suck. No one would like that, now would they, eh?

    The iTouchDS looks nice, though. Thug4L1F3 said that it's a very basic, simply card.
    It has SDHC support and supposedly easy to set up.
    I should be writing a quick start-up guide in the GBAtemp Guide section, as soon as the nice folks at Real Hot Stuff send me mine. [​IMG]
     
  10. jelbo

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    The disappointing build quality alone would hold me off buying one of these. R4's excellent build quality is what still makes me love mine.