Available in assorted designs, each sold separately; design selection chosen at random.
You're running late for school; you grab your Nintendo DS off your desk, pitch it into your backpack and it's sandwiched between an algebra book and your water bottle. You're engaged in high-speed racing excitement on the subway, when the train hurls forward, and your DS flies out of your hands and rattles onto the dirty floor. Your DS is your constant companion; it goes where you go. Unfortunately, where you go includes some pretty rugged places and can mean some pretty perilous situations for your pocket-sized gaming system. Equip your DS to handle the daily bumps and bruises of your hectic life, and enjoy your handheld entertainment without a worry with the Universal Hard Case for the Nintendo DS.
Scratches, nicks and chips don't stand chance against the hard, sturdy material protecting this case. Toss your DS into purses, backpacks, briefcases and more, assured that it's good to go. When you're carting your DS around, juggling your system, stylus and games can be a hassle and it can be easy to leave something behind. Now, pack everything you need into this one compact case and stop searching for the stylus at the bottom of your bag. Secure your gaming world, organize your stuff and get on with your day so the only destruction you encounter is the mayhem you unleash in your game.
Protects your Nintendo DS from wear and tear with a hard shell
Adjusts, using foam inserts, to fit any size Nintendo DS handheld system
Safely stow your Nintendo DS in your backpack, briefcase, purse and more, without adding a lot of extra bulk
Provides storage for up to six Nintendo DS game cards, one replacement stylus and one touch stylus (game cards and styluses not included) along with your DS, keeping all of your on-the-go gaming essentials together
Includes one protective hard case in assorted colors of burgundy, black, teal and pink
Officially licensed by Nintendo
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.