Nintendo DS Dreaming - Competition
Entry By : Graeme [treeml@###.com.au]
NetPOD64 - web browsing, N64 emulating digital TV tuner box music and movie player.
Hi my name is Graeme, I am from Sydney, Australia after reading about the DS over the last nine months and pre ordering the unit from Liksang (it hasn't arrived yet, but I can't wait!) I have had much time to think about possible accessories for the DS
My idea for a new Nintendo DS accessory is
A web browsing, N64 emulating digital TV tuner box, (with TV out for large screen viewing and gameplay) music/movie player
I call it the Netpod64
This Netpod64 turns your Nintendo DS into:
· a touch screen web capable browsing device
· a portable Digital TV with crystal clear reception and extra channels
· a consol system for at home game play.
· Pocket pc functionality with the ability to run third party programs from the flash card connection.
· A MP3 player (like an i-pod with touch screen navigation)
· A video player/recorder
· A portable N64
· Ebook reader
· Photo viewer
· A phone
· A universal remote control for the home TV
· A comprehensive VOICE ACTIVATED dictionary
The Netpod64 has a 64MB built in operating system and N64 emulator witch runs in conjunction with the built in NDS operating system. This allows the NDS to work seamlessly with the unit, providing huge functionality almost like a high end pocket pc. The unit is inserted into the GBA slot on the NDS.
The dual built in flash card readers allow up to 16GB of storage (flash cards not included), enough for hours of music or movies. The built in operating system is capable of reading Mp3 or WMV as well as AVI, MPEG, JPEG and many other formats.
Browse the web with the high speed WIFI built into the NDS from home on your wireless network or on the go using one of the many available hot spots around.
Easily navigate the web using the very sensitive touch screen of the NDS, with two screens you can easily make your way through cyber space. You can even download attachments and save them to your flash card/s
Make internet phone calls straight from your NDS using the supplied headset at any WIFI point.
Record your favorite programs directly onto the flash card to watch later. You can even watch them on the big screen at home using the TV out connection. There is also a optical out for perfect sound quality. Or just watch them on the go with the fantastic reception you will achieve with a digital set top tuner, built right into the device.
Play your favorite games on the big screen with the TV out function, this turns your NDS into a home consol system.
Listen to your favorite music on the go using the headphones jack built into the NDS or connect it to your stereo for a portable juke box.
You can download N64 roms to your compact flash card and play them directly on the NDS. Because the NDS has such a powerful processor, it can handle the N64 emulation with no problems at all!
The built in infrared can be used as a remote control for the home TV/stereo/DVD player. As it is a learning remote you can use it for just about anything. (even the garage door!)
Don't you hate it when you can't remember the meaning of a word? With the Netpod64 you will always have an answer. And because the NDS has the built in Microphone the dictionary is voice activated. All you need to do is speak the word and you will get an answer on screen.
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