DS Lite Starter Kit Tin (Stars and Mushrooms) $10
Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:37 AM
Cheaper than the DOTD was recently (it was for Peach and Mario, but if you buy this it is probably for the accessories anyway).
You still need a decent portable case if you are starting from scratch, but you'll probably come out ahead vs. buying everything in one pack.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:00 PM
"You WROTE it, you can't UN-WRITE it!" - Maurice LaMarche
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:57 PM
We have 3 in my house, though my youngest (7) prefers not to use the case (thinking about getting him a Nerf case), but they seem pretty durable. One I bought @ Target had a defect with the zipper (returned it for exchange), but going on 6 months they are still pretty durable. My only complaints is that you can't get the stylus out of your DS once it is in the sleeve (so keep a stylus or two in the zipper pocket), and the zipper pocket, while it holds a lot, is a little tight to dig around in with adult size fingers. Two thumbs up otherwise.
Be sure to pick up the Hori Screen Protectors too -- they are the best in terms of quality and a no-smudge adhesive -- there are several threads on CAG about them, along with the Hori knock-offs too. The "Hori" brand logo appears in the upper right corner, and you can get them at Target for $9ish. Worth the investment to protect the life of your DS.
My first console: the Teletype 33.