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DS Daily: Useless uses

Have you ever used your DS for something it definitely wasn't intended to be used for? Like, as a last-minute flyswatter or as a bookend? We all know it plays the best handheld games around, but there's an untapped well full of possibilities between a person and their DS. What kind, do you ask? Well, we can think of a couple. Head on past the break to see what we mean.

A WaWa beverage coaster (only works with WaWa-based beverages)

A Wiimote jacket (or, as we like to call it, a Nintendog)

What kind of useless uses can you come up with? What kind have you come up with in the past? Should we start taking medication?

Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)


2-06-2008 @ 9:58AM

Gerwurztraminer said...

A flashlight!

Oh, you said useLESS... hm... gimme a sec.

Oh, and hey, that's where my helicopter went!


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2-06-2008 @ 10:13AM

TheCoats said...

flashlight for sure!!

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2-06-2008 @ 2:33PM

metalmechanica99 said...

Yeah, let there be DS lite!

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2-06-2008 @ 10:09AM

Gerwurztraminer said...

Ok, well I can't think of anything I've actually done, but if you're really looking for a useless use for DS games, use them to play pogs! That's right, pogs.


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The Theory5

2-06-2008 @ 3:51PM

The Theory said...


I remember collecting those as a kid...

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2-06-2008 @ 10:23AM

Dementis said...

I want to know where the first pic is from, my dad have one of those minihelicopters.

(Would be awesome to scare him with, just think about it)


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David Hinkle7

2-11-2008 @ 9:55PM

David Hinkle said...

These are all pics taken by yours truly. :)

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2-06-2008 @ 10:57AM

Blargh said...

You guys use Wawa?!?! Awesome! 24/7 delis kick arse!

Wawa = late night gamer fuel


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2-06-2008 @ 11:12AM

wildweasel said...

My phat DS makes a better flashlight than my PSP does. Of course, that discounts entirely the fourth brightness setting my PSP earns by using custom firmware (or by being plugged in to a wall outlet)...

For the longest time I used my DS as an alarm clock.

The DS also makes a good projectile launcher - just shoot the game card out with your finger and you can hit a target up to two feet away. (Well, it looked impressive when I first tried it...)


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2-06-2008 @ 12:12PM

Brello said...

I used it to prop my PSP up while I was watching a video on it a few times.


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2-06-2008 @ 12:40PM

Irashtar said...

You make me laugh and cry at once, no DS should be a PSP's bitch.

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2-06-2008 @ 12:26PM

Allan said...

...Tie clip?


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2-06-2008 @ 2:28PM

metalmechanica99 said...

Yeah I too used it as a jacket. But it didnt do much because I got penoomonya and hipotherml.


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2-06-2008 @ 2:34PM

metalmechanica99 said...

Using it to play pokemon dash.


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2-06-2008 @ 5:18PM

Donald said...

Oh, snap

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2-06-2008 @ 3:06PM

Sarge said...

I had my DS running a web server for a while...


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2-06-2008 @ 3:10PM

Sarge said...

Oops, delete me

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2-06-2008 @ 3:08PM

Sarge said...

I had my DS running a web server using DSLinux for a while...


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2-06-2008 @ 4:54PM

Matdredalia said...

Well, I use my DS as a flaslight more often then I probably should. And I've used it as a bookmark when I couldn't find a standard bookmark on occasion.

Oh, and I've used it as a ruler.


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2-06-2008 @ 9:52PM

Macha88 said...

A firestarter.
Haha just kidding.
You hear about PSP batteries, cellphone, laptop batteries explode, but never about DS.
otherthan that, using it to listen to the midi music of FFTA is kinda one...


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