My EDGE REVIEW

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Jul 31, 2008

My EDGE REVIEW by pokemongalaxy at 7:52 PM (5,820 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. pokemongalaxy
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    The dstemp.com review of the EDGE!

    Before I begin, I'd like to thank team EDGE for providing me with the review sample <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

    <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51r9iaDZBoL._SL160_.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />



    Contents:

    1.Introduction

    2.Packaging/appearance

    3.Setting up/ GUI

    4.Performance

    5.Additional info

    6.Conclusion



    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->1.Introduction<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->



    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Team edge have just recently appeared in the flashcard business<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--> <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->in the ds flashcard scene, will they manage to survive in the clash of flashcards? Read on!!<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->



    Official feature list:
    <ul><li>Supports MicroSDHC cards up to 32GB</li><li>Plays Commercial NDS ROM</li><li>MicroSD support</li><li>PDA-style interface</li><li>Video/Mp3 playback</li><li>Plays Homebrew NDS ROMS</li><li>Touch to execute OS system</li><li>Works with Moonshell for multimedia playback such as movies and MP3’s</li><li>Frequently updated OS for best compatibility</li><li>Action Replay compatible cheat system</li><li>Brightness adjustment for NDSL</li><li>In game reset</li><li>Full download play support</li><li>Supports slot 2 expansions</li><li>Multi language user interface</li><li>Save game saves directly to Micro SD</li><li>Automatic save game type detection</li><li>Supports clean ROMs</li><li>Robust non-spring loaded Micro SD slot</li><li>Micro SDHC card reader included</li></ul>

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->2.Packaging and Appearance<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->



    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Packaging:<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3078/2720417310_fd86315211.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->I really like how creative the EDGE team was with the packaging, the triangle shape seems very unique.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->On the back of the Edge box is some helpful instructions on <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->how to use the card.

    <b>Contents (of box)</b>

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2719595645_8dfeba6b20.jpg?v=0" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <ul><li>1x EDGE slot-1 cart<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2719593603_c9c3382e0e.jpg?v=0" border="0" class="linked-image" /></li><li>1x MicroSDHC card reader<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2720420682_2c56d927df.jpg?v=0" border="0" class="linked-image" /></li></ul> It's always nice to have a free usb reader thrown in <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> It saves the hassle of buying one.



    <b>Appearance:</b>

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2720419334_6736a7a4a0.jpg?v=0" border="0" class="linked-image" />



    Just like the packaging, the Edge has a unique card design, which looks rather nice and good. After some research I found that the EDGE came in 1 colour: black.

    The card looks VERY sturdy, and that's because it IS very sturdy. Though like all cards, it is made of plastic, but it didn't give in to my bending and pressing and such. It was overall very sturdy. The card went almost snuggly into my ds, with no need for slight pressing. If you notice though, when running your finger across the front of the card, you feel a slight bump just half a millimeter or so, which doesn't really effect insertion into the ds.

    Unfortunately, there were reports of early batches of EDGE cards had problems fitting the microsd in flush, though I'm happy to say that mine didn't have that problem and it was probobly only happening with early batches of the card.

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2720418684_d7acf5765c.jpg?v=0" border="0" class="linked-image" />



    <b>Here's my video of opening the EDGE:</b>

    <b>http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8fSWklARY
    </b>



    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->3.Setup and GUI<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>setup:</b>





    downloading the files needed to run the EDGE are very simple, <a href="http://www.edge-ds.cn/?lang=en" target="_blank">go to the edge website</a> and download the latest O.s., which is all you need. Copy all the files you downloaded to the root of the microsd card. You're now all set to go!



    <b>GUI</b>



    You will see a booting menu upon starting up your ds. When loaded, you will get 3 icons:

    "Games / Homebrew", which takes you to games on the EDGE.
    "Media", which boots moonshell.nds to play music and movies!
    "Settings / Misc", to custumize settings and start PassMe mode (slot2 mode)

    I will mostly be talking about the games/homebrew for the review <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />



    When opening a games folder the game's icon will be next to the game nameand publisher. File view will display the game's icon next to the file's name and size.

    Personally, I love the EDGE menu, which is the best part about the EDGE. It's very responsive, and can be completely used with just the touchscreen of the ds.



    <b>Here's another vid, looking at the EDGE gui and games (to see if movies run up to speed and other things)</b>

    <a href="http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=HN9CNoDjlhU" target="_blank">http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=HN9CNoDjlhU</a> <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->4.Performance<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->



    All tests conducted on a Kingston Japan 1gb microsd card:

    <b>Games</b>

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Elite Beat Agents<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--> - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Jump Ultimate Stars ( with English patch)<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->-<!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Kirby Canvas Curse- <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Kirby Squeack Squad- <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Megman Starofrce 2 ZERKERXSAURIAN- <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    New Super Mario Bros - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword- <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 Explorers of Darkness- <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Pokemon Pearl - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    The World Ends with You - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Yoshi Island- <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Final Fantasy 4 - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->





    <b>Download Play</b>

    Elite Beat Agents - <!--coloro:#339966--><span style="color:#339966"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Jmp Ultimate Stars- <!--coloro:#339966--><span style="color:#339966"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    New Super Mario Bros- <!--coloro:#339966--><span style="color:#339966"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <b>WIFI</b>

    Jump Ultimate Stars - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Mega man starforce 2- <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Pokemon Pearl - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <b>HOMEBREW</b>

    Moonshell - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    NDS_BACKUP_ TOOL - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    svsip- <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Snemulds - <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->pass<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->



    %100 compatiblity to my knowledge!







    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->5.Additional Info<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->



    <b>Auto-DLDI Patching</b>
    Meaning lots of homebrew applications will work!

    <b>Boot to slot-2 (PassMe mode)</b>


    <b>Language Support</b>
    English, Indonesian, Tagalog, Chinese, and Korean supported.

    <b>Soft Reset</b>
    Press A+B+X+Y+L+R while playing a game.
    <!--coloro:#000000--><span style="color:#000000"><!--/coloro-->[/color]

    <!--coloro:#000000--><span style="color:#000000"><!--/coloro--><b>Skinning Support</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    With the release of OS v1.31, skinning support has been enabled.


    <b>Cheat Support</b>
    Once enabled from the settings menu, you can select cheats!<a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/urzathetyrant/GBAtemp/EDGE/100_1038.jpg" target="_blank">
    </a>



    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->6. Conclusion<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    EDGE is an excellent card and is a great choice for a flashcard. To bad it doesn't have extra features like Real time save, and such. But if you don't want features like the cyclods/sc ds one, and want to get a good quality flashcard for a good prize, get the EDGE.



    <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->Pros:<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->+micro sdhc compatible<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->+100% compatiblity on all things, including download play and WIFI<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->+Has a soft reset feature<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->+Some nice extra features, especially Skinning and DLDI<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->+Menu is very responsive and nice.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->+Cheats<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#00ff00--><span style="color:#00ff00"><!--/coloro-->+Multi-language<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#ff0000--><span style="color:#ff0000"><!--/coloro-->Cons<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#ff0000--><span style="color:#ff0000"><!--/coloro-->-No extra features like RTS, though it may be added with an update <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#ff0000--><span style="color:#ff0000"><!--/coloro-->-At some places, the touchscreen doesn't respond correctly, especially with cheats (though this can be updated)<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->



    <!--coloro:#ff0000--><span style="color:#ff0000"><!--/coloro-->My score: 9.3/10 = EXCELLENT/Brilliant!<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Thanks for reading!!



    <a href="http://www.dealextreme.com/default.dx/r.32462984" target="_blank">WHERE TO BUY THE EDGE? Click here to go to DEALEXTREME!</a>

    PLEASE CHECK OUT MY SITE ASWELL: dstemp.com
     


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    You should probably remove the html codes, kinda annoying =D
     
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    Cool, Nice review. Images could be better but.

    Oh and hey, I wanted to say thanks for "video responding" your EDGE video, to my EDGE review video on youtube, (YouTube name is Blimp117)

    Here's my video.

     
  4. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Hey, hey...
    Pokemongalaxy... leave some reviews to me...
    [​IMG]
    i want freebies too!
     
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    Nice review!

    I think the EDGE is similar to the CycloDS, does EDGE use lots of battery power like the CycloDS and N5?

    I have an EDGE, but I use a DSTT instead, because is seems to use less power.
    I am concerned with the reported DS fuse burnout issue of the N5. Does this affect EDGE? or CycloDS?

    DSTT, EDGE and SCDS1 seem to me like the safest choices right now.
    I will not buy another card with the crappy little plastic clips!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. ojsinnerz.

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    EDGE is slightly better than DSTT, due to the better GUI. Haven't heard any battery problems with it.
     
  7. Minox

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    pokemongalaxy, as I've said before, you really should learn to use macro when taking up-close pictures. Those blurry pictures kinda ruined your review totally.

    You still seems to have problems with starting sentences with a capital letters, and you also have some grammatical errors in the review.
     
  8. Frederica Bernkastel

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    whoa... thats harsh...

    MY REVIEWS ARE BETTER!!
    While he's on holiday. I'm in charge of DStemp... soo...
    umm...
    I'm getting a sample (probably) iTouchDS from techwizad... that should be decent.
    Also the DStemp forum is www.antoligy.com/dstemp/phpBB3
    Thats the place to submit reviews and to make corrections...
    This is just a copy to show how AWESOME we are.
     
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    nice review . but the part i quoted sounds like you stole it out of GBAtemp's review of the EDGE xD


    or maybe it's just my opinion . so don't mind that .
     
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    k, this is very wierd, but every time I tried typing something here then press post, it said I havent typed anything, maybe its because Im in Iran right now...?its working now cuz Im using a proxy...
    Anyways, thanks for the comments, let me clear some questions:
    1.I did not take that part from the gbatemp review, the edge packaging really is creative [​IMG]
    2.I like gbatemp.net just as much as my own site dstemp.com, if you really like my review than plz see my site [​IMG]
    3.EDGE is very similar to cyclo, and battery is not drained from the ds more than other flashcards.
    Any more questions I will answer, and thank you for the critisism aswell [​IMG]
    ps: atoligy youre not in charge [​IMG]
     
  11. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Meh, just cause you got dial-up doesn't mean you can do anything,
    after all, I have access to the site.
    And I was in charge.
    I almost bagged you a CycloDS review.
     
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    Is this a good replacement for an R4???
     
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    Yes I do think so, you don´t have to patch games. And you can use MicroSd up to 32 GB. I have two Edge cards, and I am very happy with them.
     
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    yes and the GUI is way nicer [​IMG]
    ps: Antoligy you were not in charge, and the cyclo review was cancelled [​IMG]
     
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    why is pokemon galaxy banned?
     
  16. dice

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    because he kept advertising his site in over half his posts.

    e.g.

    Hey don't forget to check out my site www.gbatemp.net! the link's in my sig!


    Seemed he did not understand this basic rule and so created a dupe account and did the same thing hense the IP ban.

    Don't get me wrong, the odd mention of the site is fine as long as it's relevant to the topic and isn't constantly mentioned.
     
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    So couldn't he just sign up at the library or something???
     
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    o snap there's tagalog [​IMG]?!
    i should get an EDGE...
     
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    He COULD but then if his identify wasn't revealed, it'd mean that he isn't breaking the rules which can only be a positive thing.
     
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    thats a bit harsh dice
    not everyone reads the rules [​IMG]
    did you warn him i mean the dude just wanted some site hits
     

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