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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2012
[EDIT #2: I've now also tried the Nyko Power Grip, and my opinion of the Hori grip still stands - that it's the best one available. While the Nyko grip does offer double the battery life for your Vita, the combination of added heft, blocking ports, and non-adjustable grips make the Nyko the inferior - not to mention more expensive - grip.]
[EDIT: Ignore the first part below; the Hori grip is no longer difficult to find using Amazon's search engine. My apologies for any confusion. Everything else still stands. Wonderful grip!]
I'm not sure why this grip is so hard to find on Amazon (it doesn't tend to show up on the search listings for "Hori," "Vita," "grip," or any combination thereof), because it's EXCELLENT.
I feel like I've been going crazy in the last few weeks looking for Vita grips that won't strain my hands. I've tried the Dreamgear grip (plush but gets in the way of the d-pad), the CTA handle grip (nice texture but impractical for dealing with analogs), and the PDP Trigger Grip (excellent triggers but, again, not great placement considering reach to analog).
Like the proverbial Goldilocks trying out porridge, I finally found the one that's juuust right for me. While it would help if Hori grip wasn't just slick plastic and had the same kind of trigger extension that the PDP one has, what's there works perfectly. The grips themselves are thick in the back, just like the Dreamgear one, except you actually have sliding grips that help you stabilize the Vita in your hand. It doesn't hurt to reach the analogs, you can hit the L/R bumpers just fine, and you can even pop up the top latch to access your game card slot.
This is a thoughtfully designed grip, and at long last, the perfect accessory to make holding a Vita more comfortable than ever!