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DS Lite Starter Kit Tin (Stars and Mushrooms) $10


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#1 turls

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:37 AM

http://www.amazon.co...duct/B000Z7UM06

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.

#2 V4Oldboy

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:00 PM

not bad, comes with a car adapter. But that tin would be inconvenient to carry around.

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#3 turls

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:14 PM

Exactly, but you are getting an actual licensed set of otherwise good peripherals. In my case my kid probably wants a case that isn't part of the normal bundles anyway (one of those "purse" type ones).

#4 donssword

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:57 PM

I strongly recommend the ALS Nintendo DS Traveler Case, with "play thru" -- they are everywhere (Target, Circuit, BestBuy, Kmart, etc.). They usually cost $9.99, some of them have Mario on the front of them, they used to have Pokmons Dialga or Palkia. They have a wrist strap, carbiner (clip), and a zippered pocket on the back which will hold some games and an extra stylus or two. They have a clear plastic sleeve inside into which you slide the DS, so u can play with your DS while it is in the case.

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.

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#5 newlu

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:09 PM

price just dropped another 10 cents to $9.90