The Ds is a fantastic hand held unit and is far superior to its rival the PSP. The duel screen is used across the bourd in most games although some games do make it into a bit of a gimmick although the actual DS cannot be blamed for this but the game companies can. In terms of durability the DS is brilliant my friends and I all have a DS and one friend drops his all the time and it all works fine. The DS is a very sleek and minimalist looking unit which not only looks brilliant when your out but also when its just sat there on the side.
This is the best hand held currently on the market, with an excellent build quality and some fantastic games. Its all you need with you when your bourd on the train or just want to fill some time in, oh yeh and also to play in class ; ) .