Just as the title says, do you think this case is just as good as the case that comes in the first edition bundle? Obviously, there are superficial differences, but it appears to do the exact same thing. Thoughts?
I personally like the one that comes with the 1st edition bundle better, but this one has the same storage ability. I'm not getting the 1st Edition bundle, so I'll be picking up one of these most likely.
I'm not sure if the one that comes with the first edition bundle covers the sides. If you look up the regular vita case on Amazon, the sides of the device are exposed. I also like the card holders in this one.
The one that comes with the FEB is different than the ones that are currently on sale. It's a hard clamshell case that the system fits into and holds the accessories and 4 game cards like this one. That case is only available in the FEB.
The FEB case is hard clamshell that fits Vita, a flap for 4 games that also protects the Vita, and a netted area for additional storage. I use it to store a microfiber cloth. Putting the ac adapter in the netted area won't work. Its pretty tight and tough to close the clamshell case. The travel case might work better for this since it is a soft case.
The first edition bundle case zippers go all the way around to the beginning of the back (maybe an inch on each side). However, this case smells HORRIBLE and makes the vita smell, if kept in it.
I'm trying to keep the case (Vita-less, of course!) outside as much as possible and the smell is going way down. I have allergies and the odor really bothers me. If I can get rid of the smell, it will be a good case, I think. If I had bought just the case, I would have returned it, but I didn't want to give up the vita! 8-) While I have the case outside to air out, I air out the Vita inside -- I don't know what possessed Sony to think that the odor of the first edition bundle case would not be a problem?
I personally would be uncomfortable with a case that only unzips halfway for the Vita. While my psp go case only opened halfway, the go was closed and protected when I shoved it in there.