The Truth About Road Trips
Do you remember going on long road trips with your family? I do, and since this is my blog, I’m going to be honest at the risk of sounding incredibly ungrateful. The truth is, I hated every single moment of my childhood road trips because I was bored to tears. It never mattered to me where the destination was regardless if it were Walt Disney World or Hershey Park. If it involved a car for more than a 2-hour drive, I would have rather spent that time at our town pool or the Jersey Shore.
Remember, this was decades before satellite radio, smartphones, and handheld gaming systems and tablets. Don’t forget, these were the days of road trips consisting of highway construction and the car pretty much overheating at some point adding hours to the travel time. Now? I say the words “road trip” and my daughter can’t climb in the car fast enough. She doesn’t know any of these obstacles, they are all foreign to her. And truthfully, I don’t blame her because thanks to modern conveniences, road trips are now AWESOME.
One thing I am grateful for is our friends at Nintendo. They remember all too well those sweltering summers trapped in the back seat, sticking to the hot leather seats, and they did something about it! They sent us a few New Nintendo 2DS XL($149.99) handheld consoles for the Kiddos to enjoy on our summer trips. Whether it is on a train, in a plane, or riding shotgun, it keeps them occupied, and “Are we there yet?” at bay.
What I Love About The New Nintendo 2DS XL
We can all play together. Family, friends, and siblings, have the capabilities to sync up and play the New Nintendo 2DS XL together. This multiplayer, co-op functionality offers a great selection of games to encourage camaraderie. This modern twist on board games is actually a blessing when traveling. With no-fuss cleanup, the New Nintendo 2DS XL lets us play our favorite games together without keeping track of all those little pieces.
Most importantly, I never knew that a handheld gaming console could actually foster bonding time because of the shared interest. All ages and all levels can play the New Nintendo 2DS XL and the oversized screen and buttons are great for developing hand-eye coordination in even the youngest gamers.
Capabilities: The New Nintendo 2DS XL system has a fast processor offering short load times, and you can play all Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS™ and most Nintendo DS™ games in 2D on this system. The C Stick brings enhanced controls (like intuitive camera control) to compatible games, while ZL and ZR buttons give you plenty of options.
This gaming unit is also smart enabled leaving an instant world of entertainment at your fingertips. Simply connect to the Internet and it is a cinch to stream movies from Netflix and hulu, or listen to music on Spotify. You can also tap an amiibo figure to the near-field communication (NFC) reader on the lower screen to enjoy amiibo features in compatible games.
The New Nintendo 2DS XL video game console features a Circle Pad, front & rear cameras, Wi-Fi ability, 3D camera, 3D depth slider, Mii Maker, Nintendo 3DS Sound, and touchscreen controls.
Parental Controls: As much as I love this device, I am also a responsible parent who diligently monitors screentime. I appreciate that Nintendo recognizes the importance of this by implementing parental controls. These options allow adults the ability to manage the content of what their children can access.
GIVEAWAY: Win Your Very Own New Nintendo 2DS XL!
That’s right! I am giving one lucky winner their very own black and turquoise New Nintendo 2DS XL and game! The winner will love the streamlined design makes it easy to pack, and love the color accents. The sleek clamshell design and the gaming device is easy to hold. This lightweight, the go-anywhere gaming system has an XL screen that is 82% larger than the Nintendo 2DS system.
Our Summer Fun Nintendo Game Package will also come complete with an AC adapter, 6 AR cards, and game!
What Is Your Favorite Nintendo Game?
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This giveaway ends on August 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm PST. Open to valid U.S. residents 18+. Void where prohibited by law. One winner will receive one (1) black and turquoise New Nintendo 2DS XL gaming system (MSRP $149.00) and one (1) game. Ground shipping is included. The Summer Fun Nintendo Prize Pack Giveaway is the same product mentioned in the above blog post. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube or Instagram in any way. For questions concerning this sweepstakes, or to be featured on The JetSet Family please email firstname.lastname@example.org.