Most likely getting a CycloDS but ...

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Jul 6, 2008
  1. Shinjiko
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    Hi I am the owner of an R4 card. The old version with the spring and what not. Anyway I am starting to get annoyed with the lack of updates and features with the R4. I am happy that it plays all my games but would like the Wii connectivity and GBA support with slot 2. I was wondering before I buy a CycloDS. Are there any signs of a new one coming out because I don't want to buy it only for a newer, better model to come out a few weeks later? Also how are the contacts on the Cyclo? My R4 sometimes gives me trouble getting my ds to recognise it, I personally think it's my DS since it works in all my friend's ones without trouble. I have had the R4 for about a year now. I will be buying the Cyclo for GBA support also with a 3 in 1. I was wondering if the 3 in 1 is the best choice or should I go for something like the EZ Flash IV Lite? I understand all technical features and things so is the Cyclo the cart for me or is the SC1 a better option?

    Oh and my friend wants me to get them a flash card too. They really want it to play games only. I offered them my R4 but they said they want a newer one so which card would you suggest for them. They need one with a simple menu that is easy to navigate since they don't understand all technical stuff. I have been looking at DSTT and EDGE and possible iTouch. I'm unsure however which one to get her. I want your opinions on the best ones for her from DealExtreme that come bundled with MicroSD cards since they don't have any, where as I already have a 2GB one.

    Sorry about all the questions I just wanted help and to make sure before I bought anything. Also do you all think i'm foolish buying a new flash card when I have a perfect working one already?
     
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    I'd say the Evo or the Edge. The Edge basically copies the Evo's design, but it doesn't have the neat-o features like real time saves and built in 3-in-1 support. DealExtreme is carrying the Evo now for about $36, so there isn't really any reason not to get her one of those. As for the memory card, get one somewhere else if DX doesn't have a bundle deal. Bundle deals are rarely much cheaper than getting the cart and the memory card seperately, and DX doesn't have great prices on the memory cards.
     
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    Thanks for the response. I was just about to order the CycloDS when I saw a post in their official forums stating that quite a few users have experienced MicroSD card bricking and they all think it is a result of the Cyclo. I don't want to buy it only to have it break my MicroSD. What are your views on this? Also when I said about a new one I meant do any of you think there will be one coming out? I understand that no company would say anything about that.


    As for the slot 2 device. So would everyone here recommend the 3 in 1 over the EZ Flash IV Lite? Since it's only advantage is a card slot.

    And for my friend, after reading the Cyclo Forums I think that a Cyclo may be too complicated for her to use if anything went wrong. When I say she doesn't understand things too well like that I mean it lol. She's more of a music person than a technology person. I personally think my R4 would be perfect for her since if anything goes wrong a simple restart usually fixes it. But she's all stubborn and wants a new card and a new R4 is just too pricey compared to other cards now.

    Thanks again for the help [​IMG]
     
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    I don't read the Team Cyclops forums myself, but I haven't noticed an unusual number of people here having memory card failures with the Evo. That sort of thing happens with every flashcart, I wouldn't let it discourage me from buying an Evo unless it was a confirmed problem.

    I don't see any reason why Team Cyclops would release a new flashcart at this point. There aren't many features that any other flashcart has that the Evo doesn't, and there are none that couldn't be added to the Evo with a software update.

    The Evo is not much more complicated to use than the R4. The only thing that is more complicated is that the Evo actually has a settings screen. Aside from that, I'd say the Evo is actually easier to use, because updating it is simpler, and all the special features are accessed through an in-game menu rather than blind button combinations.
     
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    The CycloDS is the most user friendly flash cart there is. The only complicated things are extra features such as Moonshell or real-time save. Otherwise it's just drag and drop, and the GUI is much easier to navigate than other cards'.
     

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