Which handheld games console?
Handheld games are a great way to keep the kids entertained on those long car rides or rainy days. We review the console options.
Does your family still get excited about road trips? Loading everyone into the car and hitting the road for at least 5 hours (not quite a road trip if any shorter), starting when it’s still dark and grabbing a Wimpy styrofoam cup coffee at the first petrol station? What a fantastic South African pastime. Of course, there is only so much ‘Eye Spy With My Little Eye’ a driver can handle. Back seat entertainment has reached a new level. When the little ones are getting restless, shove a handheld game in their hands and the hours will roll seamlessly by.
Of course handheld gaming is not just for cars. The ubiquitous PSPs and Nintendos can be seen all over the show. Kids faces glued to the screen as they immerse themselves in worlds of mushroom kingdoms, rampaging soldiers and - if you’re fortunate enough to have a future dot com billionaire under your roof - the odd maths problem or brain teaser. The options of games to play run into the thousands. The actual consoles are a lot less tricky when choosing what to buy. Here are your options:

Sony PSP 3000 (PlayStation®Portable)

Nintendo DS Lite

Nintendo DS XL

CASDON Electronic Backseat Driver

New iPod Touch

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