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Has Potential, But That's It,
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This review is from: eForCity Crystal Case Compatible With Nintendo 3DS XL, Clear (Video Game)Similar to one of the above reviewers, the plastic does indeed begin to scratch your 3DS after some time. This was a great product for a few days. After that, little white spots began to develop under the surface on the 3DS side. I figured out after taking the case off that this was caused by the case itself scratching against the 3DS. Although I don't have very noticeable blemishes yet, I feel that if I kept it on for a longer period of time, the paint will begin to scratch off completely. This would have been a really great case if only there were a layer between the hard plastic and the 3DS to prevent the scratching. As is however, this is unacceptable, and I would return it if the shipping didn't equal the cost of the product itself. As a warning to anyone else who is considering buying this, I urge you to look elsewhere.
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Initial post: Jan 12, 2013 11:55:22 PM PST
Michael Hernandez says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2013 7:50:48 AM PST
I can confirm that the case has in fact caused at least one scratch on the bottom of my 3DS. I purchased this the same day I purchased the 3DS and know that there were zero blemishes beforehand. I took note of this because I have read in other reviews how crystal cases may in fact scratch the device itself, which I had ignored. I will gladly admit though that I cannot tell if my particular case, as well as one of the other reviewers which gave this product a low score, may have been defective, such as if the case was unusually tight or loose against the 3DS. Though it should be simple science if you know of Mohs Scale. Due to the paint on the 3DS being softer than the hard plastic of the case, it will scratch. Whether that takes hours, months, or years depends on your activity level and how it affects the friction between the two.
In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2013 11:40:16 AM PDT
Jayce Kibler says:
Very well said Richard. Thank you for your insightful review on this case and the explanation in this comments section.
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