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June 17, 2012 2:59 PM   Subscribe

Upgrade Your Nintendo 3DS’s Sound. [SLYT] "Of the variety of things one might find to complain about in regards to the Nintendo 3DS, the sound doesn’t immediately come to mind. It’s not great sound, mind, but there are a litany of things that are more obvious. Thanks to one intrepid inventor, however, you are now just a series of tubes, clips and metal funnels away from awesome sound. Now, in order to figure out the exact combination of these things you’ll need to translate the instructions from Japanese." [Via].
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Instructions. [Japanese]
posted by Fizz at 3:05 PM on June 17, 2012


Some how I don't think Nintendo will be hiring this guy anytime soon.
posted by Brocktoon at 3:13 PM on June 17, 2012


If I'm unlucky enough to have poor hearing when I age into my senior years, I'd like to have an ear-horn. Those things just look awesome.
posted by Fizz at 3:17 PM on June 17, 2012


Those instructions are actually surprisingly thorough, including links to each item on Rakuten.

On the other hand, BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahaHAAAAAAaaaa, phwoooo
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:18 PM on June 17, 2012


These will sweep the tablet market.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:20 PM on June 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


When I was growing up, I owned the original Gameboy, that grey brick that weighed a ton. I also had some add-on features to improve the quality of my gameplay.

Does anyone else recall this?
posted by Fizz at 3:23 PM on June 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


Oh, wow, I've never seen that one. There is the similar monstrosity that is the Booster Boy
posted by griphus at 3:39 PM on June 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


Doesn't the 3DS have enough unwieldy accessories already? (Circle Pad Pro, Kid Icarus stand thingy.)
posted by kmz at 3:49 PM on June 17, 2012


Actually the sound might be quite good; the speakers are probably the limiting factor. When I connect my good headphones to a DS Lite, the sound is very clear (and too loud).
posted by ersatz at 3:55 PM on June 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Or... you could wear headphones.
posted by delmoi at 1:23 AM on June 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Handy Boy rocked! Magnifier, speakers, and a light for playing in the backseat on long bus rides or car seats. It made your GameBoy look so bad.
posted by ellF at 6:23 AM on June 18, 2012


I didn't have the Handyboy, I had a separate attachable magnifying frame as well as an attachable box like thing that added a light. 4 AA batteries for the Gameboy, 2 AA batteries for the light. The magnifying glass. It's a wonder my wrists aren't broken from the weight of it all.
posted by Fizz at 7:24 AM on June 18, 2012


Bad meaning bad or bad meaning good?
posted by symbioid at 9:40 AM on June 18, 2012


Something about a "handy boy" just sounds... Dirty.
posted by antifuse at 11:20 AM on July 16, 2012


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