Excerpt: After more than two years of Moore’s law, the DS Lite seems hopelessly outclassed: two smallish screens and, other than gaming, no native multimedia or computing functions — no match for its oft-refreshed rival, right? But that’s all it needs to be arguably the best handheld ever made.
Pros: Best games. Most creative interface. 19-hour battery life. WiFi multiplayer action is easy to set up.
Cons: Web browser is available only on a cartridge — sold separately. No multimedia playback.
Packs A Whole Lot of Fun In Small Device: Nintendo DS Lite
Personal Electronics buzz
7 July 2007
Excerpt: The Nintendo DS Lite is a multi-function game console for road trips and fits nicely in a backpack. The Nintendo DS is an improvement over previous models. It is smaller and weighs much less than previous models. It is enhanced by a designer casing in very attractive colors.
Excerpt: T echnologically savvy and notoriously harder to please, kids ages 9 and up require extra attention when selecting software and gifts that will truly engage their attention and hold their interest. Fortunately, we've found a few pleasers.
Conclusion: The new, improved Nintendo DS Lite is worth the cost of the upgrade for fans of the original DS portable gaming device. It retains all the qualities that made the DS so much fun, and the bright new screens make a significant difference in the look of the games.
Pros: Bright screens. Lighter and slimmer than original DS.
Cons: Inserted Game Boy Advance cartridges stick out at the top slightly.
Excerpt: Music, movies, and other multimedia applications aside, no one can touch Nintendo in the world of portable gaming. From the first Game Boy in 1989, the intuitive user interface, the addictive gameplay, and the cutting-edge hardware design ensured that seemingly every man, woman, and child on the...
Excerpt: Nintendo DS Lite is the latest revision of Nintendo's popular handheld gaming system. The new version offers a drastically form factor, brighter screens and a sleeker look than its predecessor. It also gains some other minor design tweaks.
Conclusion: When I first opened the DS Lite, it sort of reminded me of the old Game & Watch from Nintendo. It features the same flip open dual-screen configuration, except the G&W only played one game and wasn't in color. The controls are not over done like what you'd see on a home console.
Pros: Lightweight and small, Bright screen, Great viewing angle from all sides
Conclusion: We won’t look a gift horse in the mouth, though. Despite a few interface quirks and the fact the machine’s external casing is prone to taking a beating, not to mention attracting dirt and gunk, the DS Lite does what it promises.
Conclusion: THIS is the DS you were expecting Nintendo to release on November 11th, 2004, not that ugly bulky grey thing. The dual screens and cool touch interface was enough to make most of us forgive Nintendo for the looks of the original DS.
Excerpt: Nintendo’s virtual dominance over the handheld market started in 1989 when the original Game Boy was released. While it was huge, it was pocketable. Kids would bring them to school, parents would play Tetris and the system would become a cultural phenomenon.