|Nintendo DS Lite Cobalt / Black
|List Price: $129.99
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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 - Cobalt Blue
The best-selling video game system in the world has a new cool new color scheme. Like a black T-shirt with a splash of color, the new Cobalt/Black version of the portable Nintendo DS grabs your attention. It looks good whether it's toted in your school backpack, pulled from your purse or riding with you on a family trip. Cobalt/Black marks the seventh color in the Nintendo DS Lite palette. It joins Polar White, Coral Pink, Onyx, Crimson/Black and the limited-edition Gold and Metallic Rose. Now there's a Nintendo DS color to complement any outfit. Nintendo DS Lite revolutionizes the way games are played with ultra-bright dual screens and touch-screen technology. Connect wirelessly to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and put your skills to the test against players across the room or across the world. With impressive 3D rendered graphics and ultra-bright screens, Nintendo DS Lite delivers cutting-edge portable games for fans of any genre. With the Nintendo DS Headset, you can talk and chat over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or voice command games.FeaturesSystem
With Nintendo DS Lite, dual screens and touch-screen technology allow you to interact with games like never before. Wireless communication allows you to experience real-time multiplayer gameplay, and the free Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service allows you to compete against players from around the globe.Dual Screens:
Two incredibly bright LCD screens offer one of the most groundbreaking gameplay advances ever developed. Each 3-inch screen can reproduce a true 3D view, with impressive 3D renderings that can surpass images displayed on the Nintendo 64. Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection:
Ready to take on the world? Now, with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can connect wirelessly, chat and play with Nintendo DS owners across the globe. All you need to play is a Nintendo DS and a Wi-Fi-ready game. There are no subscription fees -- the service is free!Touch Screen Technology:
The lower screen offers something never before provided by any dedicated game device: touch-screen capabilities. You no longer have to rely on just buttons to move your character or shift perspectives. Navigate menus or access inventory items simply by touching the screen with a stylus or fingertip. The possibilities are limited only by developers' imaginations. The touch screen features a tougher film cover for durability, and the included stylus is stored in the back of the unit.Microphone Port:
A built-in microphone port means that with Nintendo DS, you only need to tell your games what to do. The Nintendo DS microphone gives you even more ways to interact with your favorite games.Wireless Network:
With Nintendo DS Lite, you can connect with a local wireless network of up to 16 players. The wireless range can be an incredible 30 to 100 feet and for some games, multiplayer requires just one Nintendo DS game card.Note: Nintendo DS Lite wireless communication, including PictoChat, is not private and is not monitored by Nintendo. We recommend that you never reveal any personal information or arrange to meet a stranger.Rich Stereo Sound:
Nintendo DS Lite sound capabilities allow for greatly expanded use of voices and music, and a richer, more immersive game experience. Stereo speakers allow for virtual surround sound and a plug for headphones transmits stereo sound.Backward Compatibility:
Nintendo DS Lite features a separate media port for Game Boy Advance cartridges, allowing you to play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in single-player mode.Technical Specs:
- Size (closed): 133 millimeters (5.2 inches) wide, 73.9 millimeters (2.9 inches) long, 21.5 millimeters (0.85 inches) tall.
- Top Screen: A backlit, 3-inch, transmissive TFT color LCD with 256 x 192 pixel resolution and .24 mm dot pitch, capable of displaying 260,000 colors.
- Touch Screen: Same specs as top screen, but with a transparent analog touch screen.
- Wireless Communication: IEEE 802.11 and Nintendo's proprietary format; wireless range is 30 to 100 feet, depending on circumstances; multiple users can play multiplayer games using just one DS game card.
- Controls: Touch screen, embedded microphone for voice recognition, A/B/X/Y face buttons, plus control pad, L/R shoulder buttons, Start and Select buttons. The stylus is 1 centimeter longer and 2 millimeters thicker than the stylus of the original Nintendo DS.
- Input/Output: Ports for both Nintendo DS game cards and Game Boy Advance game paks, terminals for stereo headphones and microphone. A removable cover for the Game Boy Advance game pak slot provides added protection from dust and other foreign materials.
- Other Features: Embedded PictoChat software that allows up to 16 users within local range of one another to chat at once; embedded real-time clock; date, time and alarm; touch-screen calibration.
- CPUs: One ARM9 and one ARM7.
- Sound: Stereo speakers providing virtual surround sound, depending on the software.
- Battery: Lithium ion battery delivering five to 19 hours of play on a four-hour charge, depending on use; power-saving sleep mode; AC adapter.
- Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian.
- DS Lite doesn't just play DS games – it also features an additional port for Game Boy Advance Game Paks
- Get up to 19 hours continuous gameplay on one char
- Ready to take on the world? With Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can connect wirelessly, chat with friends while you play and compete with Nintendo DS owners across the globe. All you need to play is a Nintendo DS and a Wi-Fi-ready game
- Twin ultra bright LCD screens that combine crisp, punchy colors, along with touch-screen technology on the lower screen
- Powerful dual processors bring 3D graphics to life with lightning-fast rendering
- Fun for even the over 30 crowd!
Love the Brain Age games and Scrabble. Light and very portable. No complaints at all :)...more info
- DS Lite is a good buy!
I got the DS Lite long after it came out, and I never had the original. So, I won't be comparing this one to the original DS. Anyway, the DS is a great system, and I've thoroughly enjoyed having it, although I have some minor quibbles. Let the review begin!
First off, the DS Lite is well-designed for the most part. It's sleek, sassy, and attractive. The screens have a built-in brightness adjustment feature, which is nice. Overall, the design is good. I do have one complaint, though. I have the black version and it seems to be a magnet for fingerprints. I don't know if it's just the color or the material or what, but I can just wave my hand over it and fingerprints will appear. Oh well, a nice decal will solve that problem!
Now, as much as I love my DS Lite, the fact remains that the PSP has way better graphics. So, the PSP is the more technically impressive machine. However, the DS has a better game library, which is why I chose it. Truth be told, if the PSP had the same game library available, I would have chosen it. Not necessarily because of the graphics (which don't matter all that much to me), but because of the touch screen. You heard me. I really don't know how to feel about the touch screen. On the one hand, point-and-click adventures make really good use of the touch screen and are fun to play that way. On the other hand, because a touch screen is available, game developers feel the need to shoehorn in as much touch screen functionality as possible, even when it hurts gameplay. For example, Sonic Chronicles forces you to do everything with the touch screen, including moving your character when it would be so much less tedious to use the d-pad. I suppose that's the fault of the game developer and not the DS itself, but the PSP won't suffer from such things since it has no touch screen. Oh well, this argument is kind of pointless, but I thought I'd mention that little quibble anyway.
Overall, I highly recommend getting a DS. It works well, and the game library is great.
- Comes with warning.
My seven year old saved his money to buy his own DS, and I agreed to buy two games. He enjoys it, and charges and takes care of it by himself. It does come with a warning not to play over 1 hour at a time because of vision/brain effects, which I thought was very strange. He's limited to 30 minutes, twice a day at the most....more info
This system is garbage. I got it to play Phantasy Star Zero which is probably one of the best games on the Nintendo DS. Everything else is just boring remakes from games on the SNES and N64. Lots of very bad games on this system. I'd rather carry around a laptop than waste my time on the games this thing offers. This is great for kids no doubt but adults no way. If you give this to ignorant old people and they like it then you are disrespecting them with such garbage....more info
- get one!
the DS is different because it has 2 screens and a touch screen plus it has a neat feature called ds download play which is you have a compatible game in your ds your friend has a ds then after you do ds download play he can play that game with you until you turn the system off plus the ds has wi fi.
Here is a list of some good games
New Super Mario Bros
Call of Duty 4 and World at War
Pokemon Platinum/Diamond or Pearl
Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga
Guitar Hero On Tour
Those are some great games i have played to see the games i suggested click on theseCall of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: World at War New Super Mario Bros. Pokemon Platinum Guitar Hero: On Tour Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga overall i highly recomend a ds plus it has medium graphics...more info
- I love the DS!
Hi my name is Katie I am 7 years old .I think you should get a D.S because it is really fun to play with. Because you can play pictochat.Pictochat is when you can text each other but it can't be ferther then 30 feet.Or else it won't work. ...more info
- Nintendo DS
this was for my 5 year old son.....amazing how much they can figure out with each game.....solid investment....+ keeps the noise level down when we are out to dinner....so my wife and i can have a decent conversation......more info
- keeping the brain sharp
After playing brain age on my son's DS, I decided I needed to keep it up! Takes only minutes, and it does keep one sharp..........guess this is more a review of the brain age games (1 & 2) than of the DS. :o)
I can recommend the silver color over the ones that have black near the screens. Easier on the eyes....more info
- Middle Aged Mom loves this!
I just got the Nintendo DS Lite Green Spring bundle for my birthday. My son has had a DS for several years but he rarely lets me play it. I have been wanting one of my own for a while, specifically for the puzzle and mystery type games. First, I have to say, that the Spring Green is so much nicer in person than the pictures here on line. I am so glad I waited to get this color. The case that comes with it is very nice. Fits in my purse and looks very "adult." It is a very classy bundle. I am just starting to "play" with the Personal Trainer cooking that comes with it. I don't think I would have bought this item on its own. But the price was right for the bundle and was a very good deal. I have to say, that I actually like the cooking "game." I am very pleased it came with the bundle.
I also received several puzzle games and Professor Layton and the Curious Village. Again, I am a middle aged mother and I am so pleased to finally have one of my own! They have so many games that are not just for kids! I don't have to fight over Brain Age anymore! If you are thinking of getting one, don't wait. Get this one before they run out! This color is hands down the best! ...more info
- Pretty fun handheld console
I purchased this DS for my son's 3rd birthday. I purchased one a month earlier for my 8 year old's birthday. There was fighting over the first one so I decided another was in order. Three may seem a little young for a DS, but my 3 year old is pretty sharp and learns very quickly. He can't put it down. My wife and I now use it has a tool/treat to get him potty trained. It is working. The delivery was fast and on time. No issues so far....more info
- The best Ds ever
i thought it was a great product and it was great because my son was thriled when i showed him it because he was going on a long trip for over 8 hours and he didnt have enough money and he was only 20$ away so i got it for him and so he still has his 20$ ...more info
- Fun For The Car And Rainy Days
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 of use from my daughter when she is writing notes to friends.
The DS Lite is the perfect toy to bring along on long road trips or even for long lines at school during drop-offs and pick-ups. Whenever it's raining outside, my daughter will settle in somewhere in the house and play her DS Lite games.
The nineteen hour charge claim is true. So far there have been no problems with the system losing its charge too quickly.
Overall, I was quite surprised at how much fun the Nintendo DS Lite actually was. I've always personally felt that portable gaming systems were greatly inferior to their sit-at-home counterparts. However, the DS has made a true believer out of me....more info
- Great brain exerciser in a cute and handy size package!
I got the DS Lite and Brain Age for myself for Christmas. Amazon as usual got it to me promptly and I was thrilled. I added Flash Focus from a local store and used it mostly daily for a month. It was a lifesaver during Kentucky's recent Winterstorm. I had it charged up and it was great until we got the generator and then since I was housebound for 6 days helped me keep sane by having something fun to do. I was a little afraid to try my computer on the generator - did not want to risk it and we did not have phone/internet anyway.
I am over 55 and I love the DS Lite! ...more info
- Very Fun!
From my eight year old: "The nintendo DS is awsome. When you play with it it is so cool. It is a perfect gift for a kid over six. The rose color is pretty like my Grandma's roses.
Awesome- you have to play it!"...more info
- Great fun for seniors.
I am 60 years old and mainly bought it so I could play the BrainAge game. It is fun and I really think it helps. My husband has noticed a difference in my memory etc....more info
- A Nice Durable System
When I first got this system, I was surprised at how durable it was and how many features it has. It is neat on how it has a touchscreen. This is the first Nintendo product I have owned. I would recommend this system to everyone who is a Nintendo fan....more info
- DS is cool
I bought my son this DS to replace one that he has had for 2+ years. This is one of his favorite toys and even though he is very young it has lasted for him. He has dropped, chewed(!) and generally been a kid while playing the games- he also increased his reading comprehension using it. I recommend this version as it does not have the camera or the extensive internet connection that the DSi will have. ...more info
Muy bueno, pero sugiero comprarlo con un R4 y tener una gama alta de juegos en un solo cartucho...more info
- Never thought I'd play video games. . .
I've never been one to play many video games though I'm surrounded by three guys (husband and sons) that think all varieties are great. After seeing more and more software come out for the DS that actually looked interesting to me, I broke down and purchased our first DS Lite. Wow, I'm having a blast with this thing! I keep it in my purse and can play a quick game when I'm waiting for the doctor, picking up kids from practice, etc. My kids were originally dismayed that I was only buying "edutainment" type games, but even my youngest is totally hooked on proving his brain is as big as his dad's. Not being a previous gamer, I love using the stylus to interface with the games instead of trying to figure out where/how to use every finger while losing focus on the games themselves. Of course, the traditional controls are still there for the kids to use when they plug in their older Gameboy SP games. The screens are bright and the images sharp. The sound level is fine for personal play. This product has completely revolutionized gaming to include the non-gamers like me. I'm even thinking about getting a DS for my parents to pass time with when they have appointments and such, it's that intuitive and entertaining! But don't misunderstand - from the gamer standpoint, the DS is a winner, too. My husband really didn't expect to like "real video games" on the DS. After playing with mine, he sold his PSP and is going to buy another DS!...more info
- Used to be a skeptic
I was never much of a game player, and my husband insisted I try this. I absolutely love it! It is small enough that I can carry it around in my bag, and the games available for it cater to so many interests. I really enjoy it, and I find that several months after purchasing it, I still use it regularly....more info