Nintendo DS Lite - Cobalt/Black
Nintendo Makes a Masterpiece
I got this system for my birthday and it works fabulously, new or used.The design is perfect for just about anything,(travel,visiting a friend,etc.) I love this system and play it all the time, I'm personally waiting for Pokemon White,(it's gonna be awesome!!!!111!1!!!!!1) I rate this a 10/10, no questions asked.
This is truly a great system. I got it one year ago and it's still in perfect shape. The games for the ds are really cool. The only bad thing the graphics aren't the best but it's still worth every penny. The color of this ds is also cool. This ds also has a brighter screen than the first ds. it also has a duel slot which is great for playing GBA games on a bright screen. I also think it's a ton better the DSI because it's cheater and the DSI doesn't have the awesome duel slot. I personally think that the ds lite is the best hand held system that nintendo ever made and will make. The best part is you can play all of those cool Mario and Luigi games like Mario and Luigi Bowsers inside story. I bought that game and the graphics were much more enhanced than the regular ds. I think this ds is a must buy.
Ds Distinctively synchronized just for me and you
The nintendo ds is perfect for pokemon gaming. I for one prefer it over the dsi because its to complex and its just not worth it. If you have a choice between a ds,dsi,and psp go with the psp only if you want music and internet but besides that ds all the way. I like the picto chat feature because when im bored i just go on that and mess around. Also it is for those hardcore gamers who dont give a hoot about the ds but about the game. The screens give off a good color also unlike most portable game devices it doesnt give a strong radiation. The light that comes out of the screen is easly adjustable. Its very sturdy. Mine fell out of my window( 3rd floor of my house) on the sidewalk, the most that happend was that a button came out but it was easly put back in. If it were to brake its very cheap to fix. The touch screen is also good. The stylus it comes with is very durable as well(not like it matters). Finaly the wifi connection is adequate with a good adapter. The only thing you really have to worry about the ds is what color you want it. besides that your good to go.
Good but has Cons
The nintendo DS lite is a very good system, but it does have some things wrong with it. For example, the touch screen is cool, but it is very easy to get dirty and the screen protectors can make it worse. It has great games; way better than psp, but the psp can browse the web better than the ds can and not to mention you would have to spend $**** on the browser for ds. As for the pictochat it is a little fun, but it would be better if you could use the built-in Mic to talk with friends. The online gaming is very good and quite fun and it is also free. The controls are in good positions, but the directional pad feels really loose all the time so you are afraid it will fall off. The battery life is very good so unless you play it all the time like I do you should not have to charge it that much. If you are someone who wants great games at an attractive price, buy the DS. If you are someone who wants great technology and more good T and M rated games, buy the psp.
great handheld for kids, not hardcore gamers
I had a DS Lite white model for about 8 months. It has some vary nice features: Full Game Boy Advanced hardware support: even has a slot for them, and and cover to keep junk and dust/dirt out. The screen is good, not great but good, the colors it displays are nice, the response time is good, also not great but good. The best thing I found was that it has built in 2.0 Surround sound speakers. You can hear things that come at you from the left, right and center. My only major gripe like many others is the lack of a good Wi-Fi support. No support for WPA/2 or even good support for WEP Keys at best. The darn thing has a vary crappy built in antena and can't stay connected even on a good Wi-Fi connection with 90% connectivity it still lags, out and drops you. Other then that one gripe I thought it was perfect for kids. The touch screen can be changed from the top or bottom display, the brightness levels can be adjusted, and the Wi-Fi connections can be managed. Another thing thats great is how responsive the touch screen is. It works vary well, has good performance and I can even write my name. It even has a built in picto chat system that allows two or more DS Lites to connect and do text chatting, or picture drawing. (Perfict for kids who get board with games, or are too loud) Another thing is it has a crap load of fun kids games for it. Sure they may not look the best but it's perfect for a kid. I would highly recommend the DS Lite to anyone who has a 10 year old. It comes with an AC Charger, and easy to understand interface. The touch screen pen thats included even has a spare in case you lose it. There are some neat add ons as well, a rumble pack, headset for VOIP in some DS games for online chatting, and even a Internet Browser add on. Now the Browser is vary low end. Don't buy it thinking it turns the DS Lite into a mini PC. You can't download things, can't go to many websites ether. It's cell phone style. But all in all if you have a kid they would love this thing. It even has connectivity with the Nintendo Wii console. IE there are only 8 games that support it right now but it's nice to import you Pokemon from your DS/GBA games into the Wii version.
Another great handheld from nintendo
If you ask me i think nintendo is the best game company ever because in my opinion they never fail to please. I got my ds lite and it has never failed on me once the performance is very very good. The design is very nice and smooth but the problem i have with it is that the surface is glossy and it gets finger prints easily. Another problem is that it is a bit delicate. I try to keep my ds in the best condition possible but sometimes the screen accidently bends back and i have to move it into the right possition and that happened a few times and now the screen is a bit woobly.The graphics are pretty good but on 3-D games they are not that great but some are like metroid prime hunters which is an amazing game by the way and mario kart ds. If you are wondering to get a normal ds or a ds lite i would recommend ds lite because even though its a bit more delicate then the regular ds it has a nicer layout and it doesn't scratch as easily. The regular ds also can't play the guitar hero games. To end off i highly recommend the ds lite console. You will not be dissapointed!!!
its pretty good
i think this system is fairly good. I love the easy hiding to take it to school in my pocket and anywhere else i go.
Who said it the greatest hand held
To my thinking I think the Ds is not that good of a system for one bad graphics even the Nintendo 64 graphics are better than this "so call hand held". But i have to said that the Ds have alot of games for young gamers such age as (7-10). But the down fall is that the Ds dont have a lot of hardcore games for hardcore gamers so that a really down fall for gamer who like the Bloood the kIlling and such more. The Ds should have more sound if you playing a game and you have all these people watching you they will like to heard what your playing too. Another down fall is like other people said the Wi-Fi Even if you have a good connection such as (90%) you still get the worste lag and you get the bug and freezing of the screen for online game play. Sorry if i hade errors in my review I not a good typer and If i was to recommend this system i will not recommend it for teens boys I will recommmend a psp..
M'kay, not amazing but still m'kay
Got it bout 3 years ago worked for 2 and a half. i pull it out of my car and its broken, ahh whatever. good amount of games both for young and old, but more geared towards the younger group. problems: the left and right trigger got jammed frequently, there was no capability for game boy color and game boy games, the casing wore off easily, and shut off frequently without my doing. Frooze occasionally
The Nintendo DS Lite Colbalt is the best DS ever. The bottom of the DS is different then the bottom of all of the other DS Lites. The other DS Lites have a sleek bottom like the top of the system, but the Colbalt DS Lite has a different bottom, it is completely smooth but not sleek like the top. I like this more because in the summer ,when I play my DS the most, it is usually hot and humid out so sometimes my hands used to kinda stick to my friends DS Lite and it go annoying. But also this DS is the latest DS Lite in boyish colors (Metalic Pink DS Lite Released) which means any bugs reported by first DS Lite owners have been fixed in this DS. Also if your on the line of buying a DS Lite because of rumors you've heard on other sites about a new DS, well there wrong! Nintendo is releasing a camara for the DS ,in Japan, which uses the GBA port (which supposevly being taken out of the "new" DS Lite) and is being released later in the US. But also Nintendo is trying to keep the DS alive in the market by giving the DS a TV Tuner to watch TV on your DS in 2009 when all of the TV's go digital. Another point is Guitar Hero On Tour is being released in June and that needs the GBA port too! Last Nintendo release DSVision in Japan which allows you to watch video on your DS with a card officialy liscened by Nintendo. But the problem with that is many people (me included) dought that DSVision will ever come to America because a highlight of DS vision is e-books and manga. Nintendo would have to go through the stuggled to join with an American book publishing company, and a comic book producing company to allow people to read books and comics on the DS. I don't think they will go through the struggle because you have already been able to do this with products like the M3, R4, or Max Media Dock . If you want to view multimedia on your DS then I recomend the Max Media Dock, because you can buy it here at Gamestop with a 1GB CF card for a few bucks. If it's not at a store close to you, you could have a Gamestop store ship it to a store close to you(like I did). In conclusion, buy the Colbalt DS Lite, and the Max Media Dock for Multimeda needs.