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Official Nintendo DS Headset

Platform : Nintendo DS
Rated: Everyone
4.1 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews

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Product Description

The DS Mic headset can be used while playing online with friends. During a battle or trade, two players can speak with each other. They must have each other's friend codes registered for this to work. The advantage to using the DS Mic headset is that you can have a more private conversation (the audio comes through the one earpiece), and the Mic is closer to your mouth. It works with any game that uses voice recognition such as Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version, the Nintendogs series and Metroid Prime Hunters.

Product Information

ASIN B000MXSP2K
Release date April 22, 2007
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #20,327 in videogames
#1 in Video Games > Nintendo DS > Accessories > Headsets
#8,464 in Video Games > Accessories
Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.
Product Dimensions 9 x 7 x 1.5 inches
Media: Video Game
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By Michael Kerner HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 23, 2007
With the success of the Nintendo DS, there have been so many different gamers who are now into the use of the WI-FI. However, many gamers have had a very tough time speaking normally into the microphone because of the voice recognition on games like Brain Age, and the Nintendogs series. Thankfully, a new accessory helps you talk easier. This Nintendo DS Headset is easy to use. You place it on your ear, and speak through its microphone. It is easy to use, and works better on games that require the microphone as a tool like in Brain Age, where you have to use voice recognition to speak out words of a color context like blue or red, or in Diddy Kong Racing where you'd have to blow into the microphone to start your hovercraft engine. I really like this because it makes gamers feel more comfortable when playing games that need to use the microphone. This is definitely a great buy for anyone who owns a Nintendo DS. Speak now, and don't stop holding your voice.

Price: A

Convinence: A-

Overall: A 1/2-
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My 11-year-old son is way into the new Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games. He plays via wi-fi with his friends and this headset makes it much easier to talk to his friends while playing. Plus, c'mon...for a kid, wearing a headset while paying a game over the net is way cool. A great deal for $9.99, too. If you have a DS Lite and are going to play wi-fi games, get yourself one of these. You won't be sorry!
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Got it for my son. His embedded microphone in his DS quit working. He plays zelda spirit tracks which requires you to blow into the microphone. Unfortunately, the length of the microphone is too short so it doesn't register that your blowing into it, though it does work register that your talking and about anything else. He has to take it off his ear and blow directly into it to make it work for that game. And he's only 8. If they would have made it about and inch or two longer it would have been great.
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I got this because my built in microphone didn't work on the pre-owned DSi that I purchased. I looked into having the built in microphone fixed, but that would have cost more than what I paid for the DSi.

Most games you don't need the microphone, however the new zelda games require it at certain points.

The headset works, but it is not perfect. The earpiece is fairly comfortable, however the length of the microphone is too short for me. It does not pick up words when I speak. Luckily, for the games that I play, it just needs sound in general. The microphone rests right against my cheek, and if I hum with my mouth closed, that is enough to pick up sound waves.

All in all: A cheaper alternative to fixing the built in microphone. Perfect for a child or someone with a small head. Adults might like to consider a different headset.
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I purchased this when I still was using a DSi. Most official Nintendo devices and merchandise are fairly well made, however this is an exception. I'm assuming that regardless of ear size, shape or set, the design of this item is universally bad. It offers no variables to adjust to the contour of one's ear... the earpiece simply flips out on a hinge and clips on the ear by closing that hinge. To boot, although it is not large, it feels bulky and uncomfortable.
The microphone works fairly well but offers no adjustment. You are better off using a set of headphones and speaking into the on board microphone than spending money on this shoddy piece of merchandise.
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This is a great buy because:

1. Only major known headset to work on DS series
2. Very cheap right now!

Most of the stuff about the headset is good, but there are a few problems:

1. It can get uncomfortable after a while, mainly because there is only one size.
2. It is ALL PLASTIC COVERING! The LEAST Nintendo could do is bundle it with some type of covering for the ear part!
3. The microphone seems to be too short, but it still works great.

Altogether, I give this product an 8.9/10. I used to have one of these (got it from Walmart though) but I misplaced it (hopefully I will find it soon). I tried it with Pokemon Diamond and played on Wi-Fi, and it performed well. It is also somewhat better to use rather than the normal mic.

Remember, this is the Nintendo Brand Headset. It is probably going to get the best performance on the system.

(Note: This works on the Nintendo DSi too, so don't discard it when you finally switch over to the series.)
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Fun if you want to chat with a friend while playing. I purchased this as a deal of the day for $6 so i got what i paid for. Hopefully more games will use this headset.
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My daughter was very excited to get this as it is compatible with the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl DS Games. Infact, both of my daughters got one so they could play together. Although they look very cute wearing the headsets, they don't like to use them because they hear much better without them or with normal earphones. Additionally, my daughter said you can talk directly into the DS without the headset and it works better. Hope this helps.
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