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DSi XL Carrying case and accessories.
on July 11, 2010
This is definitely a great case for storing your DS, and has a few decent accessories.
Attach to the screen, but not with adhesive. I personally do not use them, but if the primary user of the DS is a child, I'd recommend it to reduce wear and tear, without ruining the screens.
They actually do not fit to the XL as was claimed, the plug sticks out about halfway, and it's really touchy to get the sound to come through them, so definitely don't get this product if you're just looking for earbuds for your XL.
Nice and soft, they clear the screen of dust and debris without scratching it or leaving a residue like a tissue or towel would, and are reusable.
Just your average draw-string bag, handy if you want to carry everything with you.
Does not work as stated, and is kind of just cheap junk.
As with the screen protectors, I personally do not use the wrist straps, but if the primary user of the XL is a child, these would be recommended to reduce the chance of drops.
Not as high-quality plastic as the Nintendo brand ones that come with your DS, but they work. May scratch the screen if rubbed too hard on the screen - for games that require rubbing/scratching motions, I'd recommend just using the styluses that came with your DS. Good for back-up if you're traveling and don't want to lose your original ones, though.
Well made, with 2 rubber straps to hold your DS in place (so it doesn't tumble or get bumped when opening the case to take it out). Has 3 slots for holding your games, but can't quite be doubled up. Has a holder for the large stylus, which is great, since that's the one I prefer to use. The game pocket/stylus slot area is actually attached by velcro, so if you don't care to carry extra stuff and just want to have one game and your DS, it can be removed/put back as you please.
Game card cases:
Just average card protectors, not really necessary, but good if you have loose games in a bag, to prevent damage.
Have not tried this yet, but seems like it will work fine.
Have not tried this yet, but seems like it will work fine also.
As the earbuds do not fit correctly in the DS itself, I doubt this will do you much good - might fit with an ipod.
I recommend getting this product if you're looking for a small case to store/carry your XL in, but don't expect anything spectacular. As stated above, the charging dock does not work, but that doesn't make any difference to me. Having extra styluses is good for backup, and the carrying case is sturdy and convenient (and also has a clip to attach to a backpack or whatever.)
All in all, not too bad, but I wish everything had worked perfectly.