The good news? The 2DS doesn't drop any essential features: it has Wi-Fi, accepts 3DS and DS game cards, can download games, comes with a stylus, has an SD card slot (and a 4GB SD card), and has front- and rear-facing cameras.
The bad news? It looks odd, has the same-size screen as the original Nintendo 3DS (not the larger 3DS XL), and feels weirdly thick and bulky. Because it can't fold up, it's not really pocket-friendly unless you're rocking mega-cargo shorts or have a backpack.
Despite its odd size, it feels strangely good to hold. The feel is solid -- if unattractive -- and is made out of flex-free matte plastic. It feels like it can take a drop. The screens looks clear and crisp even outdoors, and the system felt hand-comfy while playing Mario Kart 7.