With the new Nintendo DSi XL just out (see our review of the DSi XL), we have rounded up a selection of the accessories available to go with the new slightly bigger handheld console.
There is a vast selection to choose from, so we have trawled through the market place to find our five favourites.
Duracell Instant Charger
We love to play the new DSi XL for ages but of course eventually you will run out of juice. Luckily Duracell has come to the rescue with its Instant Charger. It claims to full charge USB powered mobile devices via USB or mini USB port when you’re on the go.
Urbanz Travel Speakers
The sound has improved on the DS over the years but for some more punch you may well what these speakers. And no you haven’t looked at this wrong, that is an actual iPhone – the speakers are designed to look like classic earbuds, just a lot bigger. The speakers are great for the oversized XL and good for laptop use as well. The Jumbo speakers can be powered via he USB input or from four AAA batteries. They are avialable in black, pink or white.
Price: £24.99 from Urbanz
Maya II Pouch
Everybody knows by now that video games aren’t just for kids, and the Nintendo DSi is just as likely to be a commuter’s best friend as it is a school kid’s pride and joy. That means that it needs something suitably adult to keep it safe, and so to look after this little handheld and keep it as good as new, Proporta has come up with some stylish and grown-up protection. The Maya II Case is handcrafted from the finest quality faux leather, has a super-soft scratch free lining, and comes in a range of colours to suit your taste. This handbag and pocket friendly number will keep your DSi safe from everyday knocks and bumps, and it’s also suitable for the ARCHOS 5 Internet Media Tablet (Flash), and the ARCHOS 5 Internet Media Tablet (HD).
Price: £14.95 from Amazon
Venom DS Car Charger
A long car journey can mean either you have to stock up on batteries or be prepared for boredom. But this car charger can prevent this. Simply plug one end into your cigarette lighter and the other to your DS and car journey bliss is assured.
Price: £4.25 Amazon
BiGBANG White Sound Grip for DS Lite
Looking to solve both tinny sound problems and better handling? This device not only amplifies the sound from your DS by 100 per cent but helps give you a better grip on your handheld while playing.
Price: £4.99 Amazon
Freeloader PICO is a compact and lightweight solar charger that can be used anywhere there is sun. Using advanced solar cell and lithium ion battery technologies, PICO will charge its internal battery in double quick time. It then takes only 30 minutes to deliver its power to give a mobile phone 35 hours, iPod 14 hours, GPS 1 ½ hours.
Price: £16.99 Amazon