Already a lot has been said about these products in official website and other sources – we are here to give a short, plain, simple review in a common man’s words! Really, the genuine feature list can still be found below our review.
The first DSi card released for the R4 brand is R4i. It was mainly developed by R4 SDHC upgrade team for the Nintendo DSi but it is also backwards compatible with Ninteno DS and Nintendo DS Lite. The first R4i cards were working with Japanese DSi but after many updates it becomes well-matched with more version of console. The R4i SDHC team committed a mistake in developing card’s architecture for the first time around. Due to this reason, the first released R4i SDHC card did not function with the Nintendo DSi under 1.4 firmware. You need not to worry as NDS – Gear does not sell the first generation card. All R4i SDHC cards brought by NDS Gear function on the 1.4 Nintendo firmware (but not on the latest 1.4.1).
Contrary to the famous belief, the R4i SDHC card is not being produced by the group of people who had developed the original R4 SDHC card. The DS/DS Lite car that is seen on the official website is the R4v3 card which is not the original. However, this group developed the original R4i card. Bit mind boggling, but it has meaning! Feel free to email for clarification if needed.
The R4i carries many latest features like ability to recognize and display SD type, format and capacity, power saving features like sleeping mode, multi language setting, easy an simple operated interface, supports up to 32 GB of storage capacity with SDHC cards with increased performance even on a slower card, a capable R4i team commit itself to the kernel updates and website maintenance R4i- SDHC cards can be well matched to all NDS games, R4i supports cheatcode and softresetc setting on a per game basis avoiding probable disputes, the new UI cheatcode made to be simple to handle which ensures smooth gaming experience even for new users, the recent Moonshell 2.0 built on the card, R4i DS – SDHC gives an enhanced multimedia feel with higher decoding performance and better picture quality. The enhanced Manufacturing way of R4i – SDHC ensures a minimal error in shape and size. The card thickness and area of gold finger is precisely checked with error range of lees that 0.1 mm in comparison to an original NDS game car which helps in increasing the compatibility between R4i and Nintendo console.
The R4i can acquire upto 32GB Micro-SDHC cards, and can be well matched with the DS, DS Lite, and DSi consoles that re not went through the 1.4 firmware update or newer.