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Nintendo DS Lite

A portable gaming console by Nintendo.

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Hands off kids! This is Moms DS

  • Jul 12, 2009
Rating:
+5
Going all the way back to the Game Boy Color my kids have always had a hand held gaming system. Previous to the Nintendo DS Lite I never felt like it was acceptable for the parent to play them. (At least not in public.) So when my daughter received her Nintendo DS Lite for Christmas in 2006, I knew Nintendo had finally made the move to expand their target demographic.

This was sleek, compact and portable touch screen gaming like this was still new. Because of the price and Nintendos history of coming out with a new "improved" system quite often, I decided to wait a while...a while ended up being 2 1/2 years. My beautiful, new Nintendo DS Lite in Onyx Black was a birthday present to myself this last April.

I was questioned by my kids and others as to why I didn't go with the newly released Nintendo DSi? My simple answer was I already have a camera, a computer for internet browsing, an Mp3 player, I still have Game Boy games I'd like to play and the DS Lite has a longer battery life. Add those to the increased price and it didn't make sense not to buy this one, at least for me.

Do I love it as much as I thought I would? YES! It has been a great way to pass time at the doctors office, commute to work, plane rides, waiting to pick the kids up, etc. Sometimes I play for as little as 5 minutes and sometimes for as long as 30. I carry it around in my purse in the DS Lite Dura-Case which holds 6 games nicely and keeps my system from being damaged. A couple of games that I highly recommend if you enjoy puzzle and/or brain games are: The Quest Trio, Professor Layton and the Curious Village and Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!.

Overall this is a very user friendly game system and while it's great for kids, it's also now okay for the parents to own one too.

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review by . October 02, 2009
After going on those long flights to china every year, I realized that I needed something to kill those long 15 hr flights since I can hardly sleep on those uncomfortable economy seats.  A handheld portable gaming console was what I decided to go with and the 3 options I had were PSP, DS Lite, and the newer model, DSi.        The PSP wasn't a serious contender since I compared the battery life to the DS's, and I noticed that PSP only lasts for 5 hrs.  …
review by . January 01, 2010
We already have one DS and one DSi in our house. But when my 5 year old said she wanted one for Christmas, the question was, should we ask Santa for the DS or the newer DSi.     For a younger child, this was all she needed. She has no need to browse the internet. We have a lot of game boy games that she can play on this that she would not be able to play on the DSi.    It is a pretty pink color and just what she wanted. It is a definite improvement on her Leapster.
review by . March 20, 2009
The Nintendo DS Lite was a "must have" on my daughter's Christmas list. Somehow Santa managed to get her the Metallic Rose one that she had to have. I must admit that I was quite surprised by this little gizmo's abilities. Not only does it feature two very well lit screens, it also has Wi-Fi capabilities allowing my daughter to connect with all of her friends.    Like the old GameBoy, it features traditional buttons used to play games. It also features a stylus which gets a lot …
review by . November 29, 2008
We purchased the Nintendo DS Lite for my daughter and she loves it. There are a huge amount of quality games for it. She loves the New Super Mario Bros. and Nintendogs is really cute too. It has two screens on it that show different things depending on the game. The screen is bright and has fairly good graphics for a handheld unit. The screen also utilizes touch screen technology that is used during most games. It also has a built in microphone that can be used for example to talk to your pets on …
review by . September 19, 2008
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DS Lite has been very well reviewed so this review is just about the new metallic silver finish. I really like the metallic silver finish compared to the black/red/cobalt because it shows less finger prints and seems more scratch proof. My daughter already decorated it by creating her initial with some swarowski type crystals in pink and silver, and it looks nice.    I have to say that having played the PSP and now the DS, I prefer the DS over the PSP due to the dual screen and …
review by . July 03, 2008
I love the style and look of this DS system. It's a plus that the bottom of the unit is a matte finish so the fingers prints won't show and it will not scratch easily. The only problem I have it that my right forefinger tends to sit on the side and it is a little uncomfortable to hold. BUT no pain not gain - I will keep on playing!
review by . May 14, 2008
Pros: Excellent graphics, sound good, light weight and inexpensive.     Cons: Will probably break if you drop it. Plus is very sensitive to heat.     The Bottom Line: This is a nice little gadget for those long road trips, I highly recommend getting one of these. You will have hours of fun with this game system.     I purchased this game system for my wife on Mother's Day. It was a total surprise she had been bugging me to get her one for …
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Lighter, brighter and just as fun as the original Nintendo DS, the Nintendo DS Lite arrives just in time for hungry gamers. It's smaller than the original DS, with brighter screens and adjustable backlighting. The DS Lite sets itself apart from every other hand-held gaming system on the market with a variety of new features. Center microphone Larger stylus for a better grip Easy-to-reach Start and Select buttons Removable cover keeps the Game Boy Advance cartridge slot clear from dust and debris when not in use Color - Polar White

Nintendo DS Metallic Rose in full viewThe Nintendo DS Lite is a high-powered handheld video game system in a sleek folding design loaded with features for a unique gaming experience. The color screens are now even brighter and the lower touch screen provides a totally new way of playing and controlling games. Use the built-in wireless mode to share games, chat or even play multiplayer games on-line via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Play impressive 3-D rendered Nintendo DS games and play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in single player mode. Nintendo DS Lite comes with a variety of distinctive changes that set it apart from the original: It’s less than two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and more than 20 percent lighter. Its two bright screens can be adjusted to four levels to adapt to different lighting conditions and to extend battery power. The microphone sits in the center of the unit and the LED lights are clearly visible whether the unit is open or ...

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Release Date: June 11, 2006

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