Vewlix Nesica Card Reader, useful? Replacement/ modification ideas?

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Vewlix Nesica Card Reader, useful? Replacement/ modification ideas?

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I’ve got a Vewlix F (currently running a mutigame TTX3) and it has a Nesica card reader. Is this actually useful for anything? I’ve got Nesica games on the TTX but I can’t see it does anything useful?

Ideally I’d get rid of it and use the space for something else? Has anyone else done this? What mods have you done?
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I kept mines from an aesthetics perspective, but seen lots of people replace the panel with volume controls, USB ports, wireless phone chargers etc.

More common to replace the larger panel to the left of the card reader with a subpanel of buttons or similar (I've got this for adding extra buttons for credits, console home buttons etc.)

Image of mines below...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GAWN2VM8BVzaaS3G8
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@mrfrosty, where did you get your sub panel from? Looks great.
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@mrfrosty What do you/others use the USB ports for?
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I’ve got a pair of Sinden guns plugged into them - means I can just quickly disconnect them and pack away when not using
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geldra wrote: June 26th, 2022, 9:50 am @mrfrosty, where did you get your sub panel from? Looks great.
Rafael Tamanini makes them (you can contact him via the Taito Vewlix and Chewlix Owners group on Facebook) - sure it was $100 including shipping from Brazil

The buttons are metallic 24mm Sanwas and the volume knob, USB ports etc were just cheap ones off Amazon
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Thanks for the replies. So I'm guessing it won't affect the running of my X3 to disconnect it.

My sub panel from Raph is just being despatched but I was thinking of making the card reader into a wireless phone charger.
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What do you run in your cab Frosty? Any more pics?
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mrfrosty wrote: June 26th, 2022, 2:35 pm I’ve got a pair of Sinden guns plugged into them - means I can just quickly disconnect them and pack away when not using
Cheers! That's a legitimate use for them I can see. I've been trying to think of other uses to see if they're worth putting into some panels I'm designing but TBH I can't think of anything useful.

I can't really see the use of having them for extra control pads and I wouldn't want to use them for PC management.

Is anyone using them for anything else?
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