Why is this cart so special?? Worth the extra dough?

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  1. MrRochie
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    [​IMG] So What makes the Cyclods everyones favorite choice.... What do I get for my extra dough?? Whys is this cart special??? Is it skinable?? Will DE ever carry them again??? I have low funds and high expectations.... [​IMG] yaya
     


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    I'll keep it brief purely as it's quite well documented.

    Features
    Support
    Regular Updates

    That's mostly it. It's all anyone really needs from a Slot-1 card anyway.
     
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    Of course it's skinnable, and I'm not sure if DX will ever carry them again but if they do then it won't be as cheap.
     
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    The CycloDS is a great cart and it is worth every penny. The features are great and easy to use and the support from the development team is very nice.

    I had an R4 since last November and I was sad to see it go but I am glad I chose a Cyclo as a replacement. Whatever cart you choose to buy in the end is ultimately up to you but if you want something that is easy to use and loaded with features than get a Cyclo.

    Also, it is really easy to skin just a matter of dragging and dropping and I doubt that we will see DX carry them again anytime soon (although, I've heard that they are sorting things out) so just go with either dealwoot or RHS.
     
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    [​IMG] I've tried the DSTT ---Didn't like the fact that you can't switch between skins inside the cart gui, one skin at a time.
    [​IMG] I've tried the Acekard 2 Didn't like the fact that you can't autoload straight to the game icons like the DSTT but by far the acekard 2 is a much cart so far. I wound up giving them as gifts to my kids....

    Now [​IMG] I'm looking at buying another and wonder why this one is so much higher rated.... Can you Skin this one?? Where's a good cheap purchase site?? $35 bucks sounded good so far
     
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    You can switch between skins in the Cyclo GUI as well as set your skins to random so a different one shows up each time you start it up.
     
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    The other thing is they are planning on making the GUI completely customizable too. There's some info about it on the front page of GBATemp. I imagine they will stick to their word too as so far they've delivered and they've done so at a very satisfying rate. It's a very good card, without a doubt.
     
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    Cheapest is probably Dealwoot. $53 w/ free US shipping and a free screen protector.

    Doubt we'll ever see them at DX for $35 ever again. [​IMG]
     
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    This is not possible on the cyclo either.
     
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    Maybe it'll be added to in the near future. Probably someone already requested it on the team cyclops forum. [​IMG]
     
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    I want the CycloDS Evo because it's one of the few carts that can do Wii-DS connectivity with the Pokemon games. The G6 is the only other option I know of for that feature, and the G6 doesn't take SDHC cards. (Or any at all)
     
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    [​IMG] So the Cyclo supports SDHC cards.... How large? Nice info about the skining...too anything else I need to know? Lots of support is always good too.... Just want a 35 dollar deal.. [​IMG]
     
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    any size that currently exists. But $35 will only get you a used one, if you can find anyone who is willing to sell a working evo in the first place.
     
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    [​IMG] no mo $35 dollar deals [​IMG]
     
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    If DX ever sells the Cyclo again it will cost about $50. The only reason DX stopped selling at $35 was Team Cyclops didn't want them undercutting all of the other retailers. So....pay the $53 at DealWoot....and enjoy.
     
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    [​IMG] What about Deal Woot???....Trustworthy, Quick shipment to USA ??? Anyone know?? I'm almost convinced to go for it..... Cyclods vs AcekardRPG ?? better, worse??? I really need the biggest (Bang for my Buck). Cause I don't got many bucks and Im ready to go for the best the best....
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    Well, this is my first flash cart for the DS, but I can tell you, it works amazingly. All games load fine, it doesn't take long to boot up, moonshell is really nice, skins are good, almost all homebrew applications work.
    I say go for it.
    Especially since I heard about those Acekards having the bad batches still.
     
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    R4 was my first cart. I enjoyed it while I had it but decided that I wanted a different cart. I chose the Cyclo DS and it was one of the best decisions I made. Has features that most carts don't have and has room for more. It gets updated frequently. Everything runs very smoothly. It is worth it to buy one of these and I know you won't be disappointed cause I know I'm not. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Well I done did it now [​IMG] LOL .....I placed my order for a Cyclods with dealwoot... $52.99. I hope it works with the Ezflash 3 in 1 for my GBA roms.. The other (dstt & acekard 2) carts did.... I feel like I may have paid 15 bucks extra for a metal box if it don't perform...... BTW is the factory firmware the best to use or is there a custom FW out there someplace?? I can trade off using this along with my Phat PSP..... [​IMG] Woot Woot
     
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    factory firmware is the best to use, its updated alot as far as I can tell from the forums, so you shouldn't have any problems with it.
     

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