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Of of the best console cases I've ever owned...,
This review is from: Official Nintendo Travel Case for DSi and DSi XL - Black (Video Game)
UPDATE [March 8, 2013]: Almost 3 years later and both of my cases still look brand new. These cases have followed my transition from DSi XL to 3DS to 3DS XL and show no visible signs of wear and tear. Zipper is still fully functional, no snags. Case has no frays in the shell's fabric. Zipper tags still firmly attached. I really couldn't ask for anything more. This is simply a superb case.
Original Review Below
Having owned several portable consoles, I have grown accustomed to making compromises when it came to cases. Either the case has room for everything and is way too big/bulky (ex: Nintendo DS G-pak Organizer Black) , or the case form fits perfectly and has no extra room whatsoever. (ex: Logitech PSP PlayGear Pocket - Slim)
I have gone through 4 or 5 cases specific to the Nintendo DS lite, and DSi. Some being just big enough for the console, almost a sleeve, and some might as well have been a small suitcase. I can however say that this case , the BD&A DSi XL Ultimate Travel Case, is by far my favorite case to date.
This case has a bottom depression with a snug form-fit for the DSi XL to sit in, very securely, but without squishing the console or holding the shoulder buttons down.
A "flap" covers the console depression itself, and can be secured in place by a small velcro strip. This tab has little nylon pockets that will hold up to 8 (eight) Nintendo DS cartridges perfectly. With this flap in place, and secured with the velcro, you can open your case without worrying that the console itself may fall out due to whatever reason.
The big selling point for me is the top half, however. I don't know how they did it, but the top half of this case can easily fit the NDSi (XL) power adapter, 2 normal stylus, the new "pen" stylus, and several small accessories all without putting any strain on the zippers or causing the case to bulge. I currently have my power adapter, a 2-fold game case that holds an additional 4 carts (DSi XL Clean and Protect Kit - Black), and 3 more cases that hold 3 carts each (Nintendo DS Lite Game Card Case). The case still zips with no strain on the zipper at all, and without causing the case to bulge.
Overall, I give this case a strong 5 out of 5.
Certified - Nintendo Certified product
Professional quality - Superb craftsmanship, a sturdy, and good looking case
Form fitting - keeps the console snug and safe
Cartridge slots - Holds up to 8 NDS games
Accessory net - Generous space for storing all your NDS accesories
Size - At almost 2" thick, it's not going to fit in your pocket. The length and width are about 1/4" longer/wider than the console itself
Playthrough - This is not a "playthorugh" case, and as such you will need to remove the console each time you want to play it
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Initial post: Dec 14, 2012 7:56:51 AM PST
Can you use it for leappad. What are the game slot dimensions?
Posted on Dec 29, 2013 12:59:21 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 29, 2013 12:59:57 PM PST
D. Diller says:
Would it still be able to hold the 3DSXL if it had a case on it? My old 3DSXL travle case can not hold my 3DSXL with a case on it.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2013 1:12:34 PM PST
Andrew Carlson says:
I would say there is room for a silicon sleeve type of case, but not a hard-shell. Certainly nothing as big as the Nerf cases.
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