Mailing List

Sign up for our weekly newsletter and get free tips and tricks to keep your computer running well.


Name *
Email *
 

 

 

 

DSi And DS Flashcarts Comparison

Comparison For Flashcarts Compatitble with DSi, DS Lite and DS

 

The following lists down the key functions which can help you pick the right cart.

 

 

 Acekard 2i

iPlayer 

DSONEi 

DSTTi 

EZ 5i 

iEDGE 

 M3iZero

DSi 1.4X Firmware Compatible

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Yes

Firmware Upgrade

Yes, via console

Yes, via console

Yes, via ext USB

Yes, via console

Yes, via console

Yes

Yes, via ext USB

Language Support

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

Real Time Save

 No

 No

 Yes

  No

  No

  No

  Yes

 Skin DIY

  Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

Rumble Pack Support (DSL only)

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Direct Video & Audio Playback

 No

 Yes

  No

  No

  No

  No

  No

Prices

 Medium

 High

 High

 Low

 Medium

 Medium

 High

Build Quality

8

10

10

 6

 8

 9

 7

GUI / Graphics

 9

 9

 9

 6

 8

 8

 9

Updates By Manufacturers

9

 7

 8

 7

 7

 7

 9

 

 

 R4i Gold

R4i Hyper 

 R4i RTS

 R4i SDHC

R4i Ultra 

DSi 1.4X Firmware Compatible

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

No

Firmware Upgrade

No

Yes, via console

No

No

No

Language Support

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

 Multi

Real Time Save

  No

  No

  Yes

  No

  No

 Skin DIY

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes

   Yes
Rumble Pack Support (DSL only)

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Direct Video & Audio Playback

  No

  No

  No

  No

  No

Prices

 Low

 Medium

 Medium

 Low

 Low

Build Quality

7

 6

 7

 8

 7

GUI / Graphics

 7

 7

 7

 7

 7

Updates By Manufacturers

 7

 7

 7

 7

 6

 

FAQs:

What is the DSi Firmware 1.4x?  

It is the firmware released at the end of July 2009  by Nintendo. X stands for a, e, u, & j.  The new functions in the firmware 1.4x:

  • Facebook integration with the Nintendo DSi Camera which allows you to send photos directly to your Facebook account.
  • Faster image display speed in the Nintendo DSi camera.
  • Fix to prevent flash carts from running on the console.

 

What is firmare upgrade for Flashcarts?

As the DSi can upgrade to new firmware which will block flashcarts, it is important for the flashcarts to be able to upgrade its firmware. Otherise, the flashcart will be rendered useless once the DSi has upgraded to the new firmware.

If you are looking for a long term investment on your flashcart, we strongly recommend you to choose one which can upgrade its firmware.

 

What is Real Time Save?

Real Time Save allows you to create a save of your game at any point, no need to wait for the games save points

 

What is Direct Video & Audio Playback ?

The conventional method of playing media files on the DS console is to use the software named moonshell player. That requires installing the software on the slot-1 card and converting the video files to the DPG format. Direct play back bypasses the file conversion and can play media files directly, namely  DivX, Xvid, Quicktime, Windows Media video, Realmedia, MPEG, ASF, VOB and Flash.

 

Build Quality

The higher the score, the better the build quality.  

 

GUI / Graphics

The higher the score, the better the graphics on the flashcart operating interface.

 

Updates By Manufacturers 

The higher the score, the higher the frequency of firmware and kernel updates by the manufacturers.

 

    Back to top  |   Print this page   |    Home Page | Bookmark this site