“ The Edge DS is the latest multi-function multimedia adapter for use with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite. The Edge DS is easy to use, simply drag and drop files from your computer to the Micro SD Reader. „
Want the convenience of having loads of DS games at your fingertips without having to carry lots of individual game cards around? This is what the Edge was made for. Of course its loads more than just a way of storing all your games to prevent the original game cards getting lost or damaged, its also a way of playing videos, displaying photos, listening to MP3 files or even browsing the web via the Edges Homebrew application.
The Edge card slides neatly into the expansion port at the rear of the Nintendo DS where it reads micro SD memory cards. The handy USB to micro SD card adapter supplied with the Edge allows you to plug directly into your PC and download files using a drag and drop function.
In fact the only thing missing from the Edge as supplied out of the box is a micro SD card without which you can't use the Edge. Fortunately you can buy a basic 1GB card from any supermarket for about £5, the manufacturers claim the Edge will support cards up to 32 GB but since you can't currently purchase anything bigger than 8GB I haven't a clue if thats true. A 4GB is sufficient to store 40 DS games (no thats not a typo) with loads of room to spare.
At this point you're thinking jeez this is gonna be pricy. You'd be wrong. At £24 its very sensibly priced.
Clearly the naughtier DooYooers amongst you are thinking ooh I could just copy my friends games or pootle along to Pirate Bay and download a few DS games for nowt but that would be a breach of the current UK copyright laws.
For anyone who has bought or is thinking about buying a Nintendo DSi/lite, you would be silly to not buy an EDGE card. Basically a game cartridge with a slot for a micro sd memory card, you can have access to music, photos, videos and much more on your DS. There are also tons of 'homebrew' applications for you to use. No matter how big the memory card, it never affects the speed of your DS (mine is an 8gb and not once have I had any problems with it). For those interested, EDGE cards are capable of holding up to a 32gb memory card.
There is software which allows you to 'skin' your ds i.e. change colours, languages etc. For all those unconfident gamers, there is also an inbuilt cheat code which can help you have a little more fun with your favourite games. This is 100% Plug and Play meaning you could be listening to your favourite albums on your DS in almost no time at all.
You can visit www.flash-gadgets.co.uk and get an EDGE card with a 8GB Micro SD card for only £25.99. Also includes Micro SD card reader.