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    NDS Review: DS Lite Stereo FM Radio Converter

    DS Lite Stereo FM Radio Converter
    Manufacturer: Dragon
    Site: Buy from Goldenshop
    Price: $10.00

    Overview : Listen to the radio using your DS Lite.

    Features :
    • High quality 3rd party product.
    • Specially design for NDS Lite.
    • Built in LCD display - easy to set up.
    • No need to add extra battery - get the power from the NDS Lite.
    • Stereo sound signal.
    • Supports full range of FM frequency - from 87.5 to 108.5


    Quality/Usability : The DS Lite Stereo FM Radio Converter operates on 87.5MHz-108Mhz frequency (Stereo signal). Inserting the FM Radio into the DS will stick out.

    On the front of the FM radio is a blue LCD display that shows you the station you are listening to. Underneath the LCD display are 5 buttons; CH+, CH-, MODE, Volume UP and DOWN. To the right of the LCD display is the headphone jack.

    In order for the FM radio to turn on, you must turn on the DS. You can not use the radio with the DS off. You can only adjust the volume on the FM radio. Adjusting the volume on the DS will do nothing. And you can only listen using the headphone jack on the FM radio, not on the DS Lite. Removing the headphone out of the jack will turn the FM radio off.

    To scan through the stations, press MODE. This will make the volume bars disappear. Use UP/DOWN to scan through the stations. If you want to save that station to one of the 40 preset channels, just hold the MODE button down. The channels will now blink. Use the CH- or CH+ to select which channel you want to save that station to. Once you choose a channel, press MODE to confirm. To select your preset stations, just press either CH+ or CH- to scroll through your saved stations.

    Pressing the buttons will require a little force. In other words, you'll have to press the buttons a little harder in order for it to recognize.

    The quality of the sound is fairly decent with a little static. Dont expect any bass/tremble as there wont be any.

    Conclusion : Overall, the DS Lite Stereo FM Radio Converter is a decent product. Nothing fancy or high tech. Having to press the buttons harder can be annoying. It would have been nice if it didnt require you to turn the DS Lite on. Since it does, it should have at least let us use the headphone jack and volume slider on the DS Lite. The FM radio only comes in one color, white.

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    hmm does not look good..

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    lol, but $10 is pretty cheap!

    since it has its own headphone jack rather than using the ds, i wonder if it can produce better sound quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrenalin View Post
    lol, but $10 is pretty cheap!

    since it has its own headphone jack rather than using the ds, i wonder if it can produce better sound quality?
    all it's doing is using the DS as a battery

    that's a really weaksauce radio attachment

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    no bass, or treble? sounds like a waste of $10

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    this was posted before im sure.
    anyway. any radio thing for hanhelds suck.

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    Why not just buy a proper radio? They can be found in poundshops anywhere.

    Now if only they made a digital radio or even TV for the DS, that`d be something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew1973 View Post
    Why not just buy a proper radio? They can be found in poundshops anywhere.

    Now if only they made a digital radio or even TV for the DS, that`d be something...
    Not everyone has the free hands or space in the pockets to carry additional items. Plus it probably costs more and something additional to charge or to buy batteries for.

    I would use the DS FM radio for work just to get through the day but not for jogging or anything else.
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    Well bandit I`ve no idea how big they are in the US but here in the UK they`re not much bigger than a DS cartridge and batteries cost almost nothing.

    Wonder why they don`t have more mobile phones with radio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew1973 View Post
    Well bandit I`ve no idea how big they are in the US but here in the UK they`re not much bigger than a DS cartridge and batteries cost almost nothing.

    Wonder why they don`t have more mobile phones with radio?
    Well you dont see much of just stand alone radios anymore. Like we have them on iPods and PSP but you will need to have a special remote in order to use the radio. Cellphones have them too but like mentioned, you need a special headset in order to listen to radio.

    Its all about convenience. Why carry a DS and radio when you can have it all in one?
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