pimp my ds?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by bajibbles, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. bajibbles

    bajibbles Ragnafreak

    Nov 4, 2002
    So, i've been looking around at the different types of protection and covers for the outer case of the DS Lite. I've currently found Best Skins Ever and it looks pretty decent. But then someone sent me to DecalGirl and wow. So:

    How good are the DecalGirl skins? Does anyone have them and can they look sexy or just fake and dull?
    -p.s. i'm not really looking at one of those all-over skins because they don't really bend around the edge. I was thinking of getting an image and centering it on the top. For the inside not sure yet. (P.s. black DSL, i can trade for my brother's white one though if it matches my image better [​IMG])
    Do the DecalGirl skins actually offer any protection?
    If they're just thin kind of sticky designs could i potentially put a graphic skin on then this protective skin on?
    Does the Best Skins Ever skin reduce touchpad sensitivity?

  2. SPiko

    SPiko Advanced Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    United States
    All skins look bad regardless of quality or what it's on. If you really wana spice up your DS get a replacement case not a sticker. [​IMG]
  3. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    Hmm, i'm thinking of pimping my DS, like painting it or spraying anintendo character outline on it or something.

    Any Suggestions?
  4. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Nov 28, 2006
    Don't get crap paint [​IMG]
    I need a better case too [​IMG]

    I currently use a Sakura Tomy black leather case, and it provides little protection from bumps. I'm more interested in protecting the buttons (shoulder buttons are easy to damage I've heard) and the hinge. Any suggestions? I had a Hori Multi Pouch but I ended up giving it away on the GBAtemp trading section since it was so chunky.

    I don't like carrying a case that lots of space as I don't need to carry anything extra, and the case has to look nice and stylish [​IMG]

    EDIT: OSW; If you're interested in modding the DS shell, I've seen some LED mods (LEDs take little battery) on the front case which look great. You can have a pattern with a cutout filled with resin and stick some nice LEDs in. Otherwise (note I do not know much about paint [​IMG]) a nice paint which has a glossy finish will look nice.
  5. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    thanks 4saken! i'll check that out, and consider my options.

    Edit: (Expansion) Not sure if i'll do any internal mods though, i'm pretty inexperienced with those things. I was mainly thinking of external decoration.

    I'll still consider it though, seeing whats involved.
  6. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Nov 28, 2006
    Acidmods is a great place. Somebody I know has done some nice stuff from that site to his PSP (trigger lights, clear case, but nothing advanced [​IMG]).

    This seems quite nice for a faceplate mod (no LEDs yet): logo cutout
    Of course, you can still cut wherever you want.

    You could also use the clear SHOCK case (bad from what I heard, but I guess if you take good care of it [​IMG] ) and put some nice LEDs to illuminate the innards like lots of the PSPs on that site [​IMG]
  7. poloman

    poloman GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 30, 2007
    the official nintendo case is pretty good - once you cut the silly internal clear plastic holder out and take off the big clip:


    there are loads of different designs - ive got the dark blue one and the grey one. small, no excess space and cheap.
  8. FragMagnet

    FragMagnet Member

    May 3, 2006
    OSW: I'm currently working on a custom vynil to attach to the top of my DS.

    I bought one of these: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-b6-49-...te-70-1pxi.html to flatten the top of it and hide the annoying little DS logo bumps in the middle which would have forced me to cut a big ol' hole in the middle of the vynil. The shell is great because it doesn't add much bulk to the console, and it looks like you've got nothing on it.

    I also got a plain sheet of bright orange vynil and right now I'm trying to figure out if it's better to cut the vynil manually to match the design I have planned for it, or grab some heavy duty permanent markers and draw it on.

    You could easily buy the protector shell and paint all over that instead - it might be a little smarter if you gave yourself the option to "undo" your changes as over time, you might grow tired of whatever design you might apply to it.
  9. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

    Former Staff
    Nov 22, 2006
    Across the pond
    The DecalGirl Decals do look nice, I've got one.

    - Sam
  10. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    I have the "retro" skin from DecalGirl on mine....it's also in the Swing-Grips from Gamestop:



    My DS be all pimped-out. [​IMG]
  11. Keeper

    Keeper GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 5, 2002
    You should check out the Mad Catz Custom Showcase, they have them in Australia now, I think they have them at BigW and a few other game stores too, I got one myself from The Gamesmen and they are brilliant, cheap too, only $10ish
    There was a thread about them before from dazinith who showed off his custom design.

    I've done a couple of designs myself, will have to take some pics one of these days
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