CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
HORI 3DS Protector and Pouch Set (Super Mario 3D Land version)
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- Officially licensed by Nintendo
- Comes with a system pouch and protector for your Nintendo 3DS system
- Features Super Mario 3D Land logo and artwork
- System pouch has pockets for 2 game cards
- Basic Nintendo 3DS functions can be used while the protector is attached
Top Customer Reviews
Now, as to the pouch I was so excited about...I honestly don't know why I was so interested in it. It's very basic and not terribly firm or padded. It certainly doesn't feel very protective against drops (although it'd be fine to shield the 3DS against rubbing marks and scratches). I think I'll just stick to my firm shell cases, such as the "AmazonBasics Nintendo 3DS carrying case". As for the extra storage, the only thing inside it is a small pocket-like thing sewn into the lining that holds two games. I'm rather disappointed since this would've been a good opportunity to add a large pocket for accessories like extra styluses or more games. Overall, this is a decent enough item, but I'm looking for a bit more in my carrying cases.
* Easy to apply hard case
* Lighter than comparable hard shell options
* Good grip while playing
* Easy to access ports
* Mostly just protects against scratches
* Padded case has scratchy interior feel
* Game holders have flip design, annoying
I give the hard case / shell 4 stars but the pouch isn't going to see much use. My other 3ds has 3DS Zelda Armor - Green on it and I find that one adds a bit of weight. The HORI armor is lighter and less noticeable. It snaps on in two pieces so the hinge isn't a factor, giving a lower profile. This is mostly to protect from scratches, it isn't an impact case like those made by Nerf (for example). It gets the job done. Less fingerprints, less worry about banging the system against something in my bag. So the shell is a win, and it stays on. The bag is never going to get used. It's got a nice light padding and an easy zip, but the interior cloth bugs me. While the exterior has a smooth water-repellent nylon wallet feel, the interior is a softer white feel with an odd roughness. I don't have terribly rough skin but it feels like it's catching on my fingers when I reach inside it. Sort of like an extremely cheap crane machine toy fabric. I find it unpleasant. I could shake the 3ds out but the game sleeves are sewn in tab style, requiring you to flip the tag outside of the bag to access the games. I won't use it. Too many option with a better design and hand feel. It's a shame, given an alternate lining the bag would be a perfect grab and go pouch.
I'm adding several photos to show the difference in the two armors and the bag interior.
The pouch is bright red with blue trim but the only "Mario" imprint is a little tag on one corner. The bag has foam padding on all sides and a soft cottony lining on the inside with a slip pocket for two games. Everything fits nicely and is finished well. I'm just not sure that the average user may only want two game slots -- although it really is three since one game will be in the system. It's a great way to grab and go and a fun set but I'm not convinced if it beats out the larger, more detailed cases with extra game slots and a place to stash an extra stylus.
I really think this is more appealing to a younger gamer, maybe ages 5-10.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I higly recommend this product. Easy to instal and very practical too. The size is perfect and is just like the picture.Published on December 17, 2013 by Odette Rodriguez
This is a great case! Very durable for my 7 yr old son who can be a bit rough with it at times. Very satisfied.Published on September 1, 2013 by A. Mitchell
This is similar to one I had on my sons DS prior to ordering a new one - but his old one had hinges and they broke easily - this has no hinges but offers similar coverage (and... Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by mjovanovic
I was disappointed when I received this case for the 3D. The plastic is cheap and has cracked after a week of use. The plastic case, well, it's plastic. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by Amazon Customer
There's no way I can honestly recommend this product. The protector fit very poorly, to the point that it wouldn't stay on my 3DS; the case was ok, but the two spots designed to... Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by Meg
Not only is this a great protector for the 3DS, it is also a great looking one. My son snapped this up as soon as I put it through it's paces. Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by Timothy W. Long
My daughter likes this pouch and protector on her 3DS, and they do what they're supposed to do, I guess: dress it up and help your young gamer easily spot his or her machine and... Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by plyopowerd
My 10-year-old loves this protector and pouch. The protector fits well and doesn't add a lot of bulk or weight. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by RatherBeTraveling
This is a nice clear cover that protects 3DS from minor scuffs and scratches that are common with these systems especially with kids. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Kim Karas