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Nintendo DSi 18-In-1 Starter Kit - Blue
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197 of 210 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2009
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Pro - 2 styli thingie (works)
- 1 car charger (works)
- 1 wrist strap (works)
- 3 game cases (works)
- 1 SD to USB card reader (works)
- 1 split audio jack (works)
- 1 set of ear buds (works)
- 1 baggie for it all (works)
- 1 charging stand (works)
So why all the pros and two stars? well here is why. got the item for some KEY things and others that were just handy.

- Screen protectors (only for upper screen unless you cut them yourself, in which case why did i just buy a kit at a local store)
- Case (fits the DS lite but not the DSi at all)

The case is the one that made me give this product such a low score. How can a company get the dimensions for the stand right but not the case? Be warned that if you buy this the inside is very small and pushes the L and R triggers inward in order to close the case. FYI the DSi is a little wider and longer but shorter when compared to the DS lite. I have had similar problems with other products that fail to notice a change in design that is simple enough to know, i would think. FAIL.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2009
Color Name: BlueVerified Purchase
I purchased this for my son. It matches his DSi and looks great! The quality is very good as well. The case is a semi-hard so it protects the DSi well, although to use the DSi you need to remove it from the case. One complaint I do have however, is the light on the charger is incrediably bright. Do not put this in a room where a child sleeps or they will stay up all night. Other than that a great kit!
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113 of 133 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
When I got my DSi, this was the only kit available from Amazon.com. I have to say, for the price I paid I am very disapointed. The main items in the kit are the zippered case, headphones, charger dock, and car charger. To bring the numbers up, they throw in a bunch of junk like: drawstring bag, 2 styli, screen protectors, 4 "cleaners", headphone adapter (for dual headphones), wrist strap, came cases, second wrist strap with clip.

What I really wanted was the zippered case and the car charger. The case is OK, but nothing great. There are no straps to hold your DSi in - so if it comes open accidently your DSi will fall out. There are also no pockets of any kind for holding games in the case.

The car charger is OK too, but I was disapointed that it wasn't a USB charger and a USB car adapter - not that the ad said it was, just that i would prefer that.

The screen wipes, or whatever they are called - just plain dumb and used to raise the numbers for the kit. Totally useless and cheap crap. Why would you ever need more than 1 anyway?

2 Styli - again, why?

Screen protectors - not really needed, but lots of people love to use these things. I guess some folks will get use out of them. I didn't.

Wrist strap for DSi - I actuallylike this item. It makes me feel safer knowing if I drop my DSi (with the strap on my wrist) I will find it dangling and not on the ground in peices.

Game cases - seem decent, but I like to keep my current games in one of those hard wallets that holds 6 games.

Drawstring bag - useful for putting all the extra junk in and tossing a box.

USB SD card reader - I suppose this could be handy for most people, but I use SD+USB from Sandisk, so not needed.

Charging Dock - you have to use your own DSi charger for this to work or use the car charger. Seems to be of good construction, but I have not used it yet. it will be worthless once i get a skin case.

I hope others looking at this will find the info useful. [....]
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Ok I am always picking up junk that has fallen on the floor and you dont really need to toss in the trash bin. This group of DSI Starter Kit is just that. The case is ok. The rest is junk. I had to have it. Now I wonder why. If I just bought a case to fit the DSI that would have been really all i needed.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2009
Color Name: BlueVerified Purchase
The junk in this kit looks like it came from a 99-cent store.

The case has no pockets to hold game cards or other items, nor does it have any straps to hold the DSi unit in the case. Game cards do not fit properly in the little holders, and the rest of the stuff in the kit, other than possibly the charger and SD reader, is simply useless.

Do not buy this kit, it is worth about $3.00. If you need a case, buy one for a buck at a 99 cent store. If you feel you need the charger or SD Reader, buy them separately for a couple of bucks.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2009
Color Name: PinkVerified Purchase
We purchased a black DSi for our daughter's birthday and wanted to "girl it up" a little with these pink accessories. Not all that impressed. The plastic is thin and poor quality. Too many pieces she hasn't even looked at, let alone used. The headphones have poor sound quality. The actual case doesn't even hold any games, and those silly little pink plastic squares that are supposed to hold games are just asking to be lost. Don't waste your time or money on this- I can't imagine that Nintendo doesn't make a case considerably better.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2009
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
This starter pack is very poor quality and I will be sending it back. The DSi doesn't really fit well in the case. The charging stand charged the DSi with about 5 minutes of run-time after being on the stand all night. Seemed like it was a good value, but not for the quality.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2009
Color Name: Black
Great for the price. I got it for my son's birthday and he was very happy with it. The best part is the card reader that can be put in a usb slot in your computer. It can also be used for copying pictures from cameras.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
This is my first Nintendo DS system and I really needed the extras. I especially like the docking station, so the system doesn't have to lay flat and take a chance of accidentally getting unpluged before it is fully charged. Will definately need a bigger case to hold everything though, the drawstring bag that comes with it is really flimsy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2009
Color Name: BlueVerified Purchase
The case will only hold the DSi. It doesn't have much room for anything else, even the games. My daughter doesn't use the case. It doesn't have straps to carry it on her shoulder, so she carries it on her purse. The SD card adapter for the computer came in handy, along with the car charger. I need to buy a case that can be secured to the body, like a kangaroo bag or something like that for my son.
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