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This is Mike, I'm 16 (Son of Jane), And I've owned this since November 2007. This review is kind of long because there is alot to explain on this device.
Okay, let me re-explain what the description says. This device goes in Slot-2 of a Nintendo DS (DS (Phat) or DSlite) and can play music and games. Now I'll explain that.
By 'Games' It means limited homebrew games and applications (Game's/Applications not made by nintendo)and they are limited in a lot of ways but expand the DS functions, such as IRC, Music, Even A Terminal Based Limited Linux (Needs extra RAM to do pretty much anything, which is impossible to use with this Device). The support for games is limited, especially older ones, because older games were for specific devices. In 2006 (I think), a person named Chishm made DLDI, which allowed you to patch a game/app with the instructions on how to access you flashcard, so alot of newer stuff works, but the bootloader in the menu kind of sucks, so you have to use a program like DSorganize just to get some to run.
It runs the big apps like MoonShell (Nice MultiMedia Player) and DSorganize (Nice... Multifunction tool), but everything small seems to have problems. There is no new firmware updates and the musicplayer and video player seem like a joke compared to moonshell. As for commerical game support, Only a few (like maybe 20) older games are supported, and you need this program to patch it for you, and newer games can't be patched because of some change in the way the file is put together. Even if it does patch, it's a miracle if it even runs because the program barely runs and your always reformatting your compact flash card.
Mine didn't come with a compact flash card, which actually is a bonus because the ones that do have these really cheap cards that don't work. I have a CF Extreme III (You only need Type II for decent speed, it doesn't really seem to make a difference), and the directions look like an underpaid worker made it because they are a joke. They are wrong, and a mini screwdriver for it should be included. The design of the card is sturdy though, but very obtrusive. When using the IRC program 'Clirc', After about an hour's use, it gets so hot that wifi begins to slow down because the 'dock' stops heat from escaping.
You need this 'Max Media Player' card for slot one that it comes with, that boots the DS into Slot 2. This is the only way to do it, if you lose the slot 1 card there is nothing you can do with this thing. Having a slot 1 card like R4 or CycloDS (Both which are 500000x better than this product) can boot it if they have the .nds file. The packaging says it's great for music, and well, to be honest, it is. I bought it for that, and it's pretty decent, it has support for up to a 8GB flash card. The device is pretty easy to connect to a PC, it has a usb port right on the cart, which is actually pretty nice but makes the dock kind of awkward.
Overall, I would NOT get this product, If you want a slot 2 solution, get a Supercard, or if you want great support, get a slot 1 card. I recommend R4 (R4III is better, has High capacity support for microsd cards, R4 doesn't) or a cycloDS (Has SDHC and plenty of updates and full commerical game support).
This device does some of what it says it can do, most of it is pretty weak though. I would not buy this product. Before choosing a flashcard for your DS, RESEARCH THEM OR YOU WILL REGRET IT.
Oh yeah, and on the #dsorganize channel on Rizon, (Dsorganize brings it's users there), everyone asks if Youtube can be on DS. It cannot and never will be.
A) Wifi is too slow for decent loading time
B) Not Enough RAM, and with extra RAM it would be horribly choppy and slow
C) The Processor is too weak for flash content