on December 3, 2012
I read the reviews, and was almost sad when this was shipped, afraid that I might not like it due to people saying that it was falling off and it wasn't a very snug fit. I am wondering if these people don't have a 3DS XL, Because mine fits 100% perfectly. I love this case, it is EXACTLY what I wanted. it DOES make it bigger, but that expected with any case that puts big hand grips on it, so that isn't a problem for me, but might be for others. what does it feel like? Its Silicone, so it feels like a rubbery kind of texture, and I was afraid it would pick up dirt and hair and other things a lot, but nope. every time I grip it, it feels just as smooth at it did from day one of me getting it! I am a fan of this case and will suggest it to everyone. Everyone I show it too goes "WOW I love this case, where did you get it?" my answer? "Amazon, from a company called DreamGEAR!" Hope this helps others
on October 24, 2012
I have two young boys and they had the DSi XL with the Nerf Armor.
The Nerf Armor was tough cushion wrapped over hard plastic. It came with a jumbo pen and holder in the back. I was waiting for Nerf to come out with it for the 3DS XL but they never did. Just today i found a site that says they have it. [...]
Anyway, I couldn't wait because my boys would surly drop the $400+ investment of buying 2 of them, so I got this DreamGear. They were very happy to get it. It makes the 3dsxl look like a Play Station controller, and it only comes in black. The material is super soft silicone like fixable material. It's a little on the slippery side, not tacky at all. It is so soft you can easily squeeze the handle petruding from the bottom of the controller.
In a nutshell, I would buy this again for the kids, as the Nerf Armor is so big and bulky, I can't fit 2 of them in their carry bag, this is a bit slimmer.
I would recommend it,especially if you have kids, and in the end, my Nerf DSiXL Armor broke at the plastic hinge, this has no hinge to break.
on February 16, 2015
THE NEW 3DS XL OWNER* (newer model 3DS from 02/13/15)
So I purchased this thinking it was for BOTH the OLD and NEW 3DS (didnt realize the build was different since it is my first 3DS). When I realized it was not intended for the new 3DS, I tried to cancel the order...not necessary (if you have half of a brain). Although its layout is for the OLD 3DS, It CAN be retro-fitted to work with the NEW 3DS. I cut out the bumpers and the triggers, and a small portion of the upper left of the 3DS for the Volume control. It works PERFECTLY and is comfortable. Definitely hits the spot and now I can play on my NEW 3DS comfortably. When I want to play a different game, I simply slide off the LEFT corner of the grip. If your a creative person who knows how to solve a simple problem, this will work for you. i recommend a Razor blade for precision cuts. You WONT regret it. Dont be a lazy bum. The NEW 3DS will NOT have accessories for a little while, and for 15-20 bucks, its a steal. I showed it to my co-workers who also have or are waiting for theirs and they are going to do the same thing.
on October 30, 2014
First, let me say, I think this is my 2nd review for this product>(no, I didn't go check)....BUT, I WANTED to put a 2nd review up for the reason that NOW I've used this product for almost 2 years and: IT IS AWESOME! I highly recommend the dreamGEAR Comfort Grip to....anyone & everyone, no matter what age you are!
It has held up VERY well, and I use my 3DS XL pretty much every day! I also take my 3DS XL EVERYWHERE I go, it gets tossed in my purse next to my Kindle (no, I don't carry a HUGE purse.....but it IS a tad heavy!! lol). And the reason I take it everywhere with me isn't always to play it when I'm out, it's due to the StreetPass/Mii Plaza thingy, so I can pick up other people, in order to play the built in games when I get home!! (I have 183 characters so far!! lol) Anyway, this cover has held up to being tossed in and out of my purse all the time too! LOL It has a very nice soft feel to it, yet being sturdy enough to protect my 3DS XL from scratches and small drops>>(not sure I'd recommend holding it above your head and letting it drop onto the cement driveway....with ANY case!! lol ) Also, since I've gotten older, I've noticed "Arthur" has come to visit my hands, and this Comfort Grip is SOOOOOO much better as far as alleviating any hand cramping! It really is like holding a Playstation controller! As far as keeping it clean....well, it's BLACK, lol....but, after 2 years use....it shows absolutely NO signs of wear->>no scratches, no dull marks. I will say, sometimes it can be a lint &/or dog (or cat) hair attractor due to "static electricity", BUT....it wipes off so easily....and again, looks like new!! As I'm making this review, I decided to look over it very carefully for any tears or stretching.....NONE! Like I said, this holds up to my every day use!
This product comes in 2 (TWO) pieces, and is SO easy to put on....AND easy to remove!-->so there are NO hinges to be concerned about ;) It has ALL "cut-outs" for all side and back buttons/plug-ins. The ONLY thing that IS covered, is the cap covering for the SD card on the lower right side of the 3DS XL....but, since getting the largest size SD card, I don't have to get into that anymore-->BUT, if you DO have to open that, it's SO easy to slip the lower right corner of the Comfort Grip off....that not even THAT is an issue! Seriously people, I should be a "spoke-person" for dreamGEAR!!!! LOL, because I can't say enough about how much I just love this product!
My first pick for a cover was a NERF cover, which I will say, is probably the BEST product as far as protecting your unit from any drops (still wouldn't recommend that high drop onto the cement driveway, LOL)....but it is ALSO the hardest cover to put on and remove....in fact, once ya put it on....ya don't wanna take it back off!! LOL Me & my grand-daughter still own our regular DS lites, WITH our NERF covers, although now, since I don't carry it (or use it) as much as I used to.....yes, I still play on my DS lite (GBA port, lol), so I removed the NERF cover and put on the clear plastic cover that comes with the template to cut out and make designs to put on the inside>>very cool if you like doing art as much as I do. But, here's my point here, when I first got my 3DS XL, I also purchased the 3DS XL NERF cover for it, thennnn......my daughter and I decided to get a 3DS XL for my grand-daughter, so THEN I decided to purchase the dreamGEAR Comfort Grip and make my decision between the 2 of which one I was keeping and which one my 13 yr. old grand-daughter was getting.....needless to say.....hahaha....she got the NERF cover!! Now, does THAT tell you all how much I LOVE this product?? I actually tried BOTH covers, and I actually LOVE both covers (yes, I highly recommend the NERF cover also)....but my first choice is dreamGEARS Comfort Grip.....I was fortunate enough to try both covers and make that decision, but for those of you who don't have that option.......here it is: BOTH covers are fantastic as far as protecting your expensive purchase, BOTH are great for keeping your hands from cramping, BOTH are great for being more comfortable to hold, compared to just holding the hard, thin unit itself......BUT, the dreamGEAR Comfort Grip is slightly more comfortable due to: the material it's made of and the shape it's designed in. The Comfort Grip being shaped like a Playstation controller really makes a difference compared to the plain straight shape of the NERF cover. So, there's my review, I hope it helps everyone who is unsure of which choice to make. These Nintendo handheld systems are not cheap, so if it costs me an extra 20 bux to protect it, I want the best.....and BOTH products are worth it, although I believe the NERF cover is about 5 bux cheaper.....but IMO, the dreamGEAR was worth the extra 5 bux!.....oh, p.s.,.....the Comfort Grip is much easier to clean and keep clean ;) LOL
on November 1, 2013
Great product! I like this better than the Nintendo Nerf protector. I saw that in the store and it was hard and seemed like it would scratch the 3DS.
This protector slides on and off easily, is soft and doesn't scratch, absorbs shock, protects, and the kids can put it on themselves.
There are pre cut out holes in the protector so that you can charge it, take the games in and out, use the camera, and plug in headphones.
Overall great product!