High on my shopping list

by Volker Weber

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Now that I have the game all I need is the console. The DS Lite came out today in the US, but in Germany we will have to wait another two weeks ...

Update: Ed bought one for me — yes, I paid him :-) — and there is only two more days until I have it.

Comments

Maybe Duffbert can purchase one at deliver it to you at the ILUG :-)

Bruce Elgort, 2006-06-12

Bruce, I already thought about that. And asked Ed to check the power supply. I understand it only does 110V which would require a step down adapter here.

Volker Weber, 2006-06-12

Ryan Heise from Canada sent me a picture. No 230 V. Too bad. I think I have to wait until it comes out here.

Volker Weber, 2006-06-12

Anything *else* you want me to courier over, Bruce??? :)

Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, 2006-06-12

ROFLMAO

Volker Weber, 2006-06-12

@Duffbert,

Just those 4 OpenNTF shirts for Paul or Bill to give away during their presentations :-)

You are lucky I am not asking you to take over some "Taking Notes" shirts.

Have a safe trip my friend.

Bruce Elgort, 2006-06-12

I'm already carrying something for Wild Bill.... lol

I will see if I can find one of these tomorrow and check the details, but I suspect what you've seen in photos already confirms your suspicion.

Ed Brill, 2006-06-12

I expect you know that Nintendo announced a version of the Opera web browser to work on DS handheld game consoles. Given how quickly DS consoles boot up and their small size, this would make a very convenient little browser appliance. So far only available in Japan though so far as I know...

Chris Linfoot, 2006-06-12

It's a shame that the charger can't handle 110-230V, seeing that the DS is a mobile device and will be carried around a lot - even beyond domestic borders... but you can get 220V AC adapters for the GBA/DS/DS Lite for about EUR 4,95 plus shipping.

Marc Beckersjürgen, 2006-06-12

So? Put out your soldering iron, shrink tube and a cable knife.
Get a EUR 10 switching power supply suitable for travelling with the correct voltage and transplant the proprietary plug.

If they won't support your operational environment, you gotta hack it ;-)

Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2006-06-12

Marc, getting an extra power supply for Germany might be a good idea. However, the old DS power supply does NOT fit. I may have to wait for a while for the new accessories to get on the market.

Volker Weber, 2006-06-12

I checked it with the new Super Mario Bros. DS in Japan, but for me the action buttons on the right are too close. Even with my small fingers it was hard to play. Otherwise a nice gadget - the price there was 16800 Yen which equals to 118 Euro. Nevertheless I had to be brave to not buying it because it is a really nice toy.

Another cute and useful program is the language series - here you can enjoy the phrases for German - and the choice of important vocabulary like "Rinderrouladen". Maybe they introduce this for non-Japanese native speakers, too.

Bernd Schuster, 2006-06-14

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