The Nintendo DSi marks the third hardware revision for Nintendo's popular handheld device. Aside from featuring larger screens and two integrated digital cameras, one of the DSi's biggest inclusions is the introduction of the DSiWare service. Similar to WiiWare, the DSi Shop will let gamers purchase and download games from independent developers and store them on either the console's onboard 256MB of memory or an SD card. Nintendo DSi has something for everyone, containing more functions to bring you more fun! Keep a photo diary via your Nintendo DSi Camera; store and play music with Nintendo DSi Sound; or why not browse the web on your Nintendo DSi via the Nintendo DSi Shop! New features include larger LCD screens, SD memory card slot, improved speakers and a slimmer unit. Take photos with your Nintendo DSi Camera and manipulate and play with the images - real-time interactive imaging software makes the photo taking experience different from that offered by any other portable device. With 11 different types of lenses to choose from, edit, morph and distort your photos. You can even use the merge lens to blend two faces together! Watch slideshows of your photos, store your photos on your Nintendo DSi and exchange photos with other Nintendo DSi users. Store and play music with Nintendo DSi Sound. You can also play with any music that you have on an SD memory card make your favourite songs play faster! Learning a foreign language? Slow down the playback of someone speaking in that language so its easier for you to learn! You can also record sounds using the microphone, and edit them to create new sounds. The Nintendo DSi is about 12% thinner (2.6 mm) than the Nintendo DS Lite. The new handheld has two VGA (0.3 megapixel) digital cameras; one on the internal hinge pointed towards the user and the second one in the outer shell.[ It also has larger screens (3.25 inches, instead of the previous 3 inches) and improved speakers. The power switch has been replaced with a power button, as the original DS had, now located next to the bottom left side of the touch screen. The DSi has five brightness settings compared to the DS Lite's four; however, battery life is reduced to 14 hours on the lowest brightness setting compared to the 19 hours of its predecessor. The internal rechargeable battery can still be replaced by the user at the end of its useful life of (typically) several hundred charge/discharge cycles.
The Nintendo DSi is a great gaming console for all ages. Whether you be young or old you are bound to be able to find a game that suits your interests. I prefer the DSi over the DS Lite for a number of reasons - one, because it is so much lighter and easier to carry around. Though it is slightly longer in size, this is still good, because it means Nintendo were able to make the screen bigger, which means better gameplay. The fact I can store all my music on it is also a plus, as now instead of having to listen to to the annoying game music, I can listen to my own.
The WiFi is awesome and as long as there is a wireless connection I can browse the net on my DSi. There is also gonna be an applications store soon, just like the iPhone!! Lets not forget the cool novelty camera that lets me take pictures of me and my friends and distort them to look hilarious!
The new matte electric blue is fairly rad. Its a dark blue with a tad shimmer to it and looks really good. Much better then the boring white and black DSi's!