DSi XL Hand Grip
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- Easy To Place In Dsi Xl & Remove
- Integrated Stand
- Stores 2 Game Cartridges In Controller Grip
- Comfortable Design
- Easy to place DSi XL in and out of grip
- Full accessibility to buttons
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They do feel a little better than holding the DSi XL by itself, but not much. They do hold the DS securely enough. They don't balance the DSi XL well in your hands. When the DS is open, if feels like the weight is pulling down slightly from the top. I would have liked for the handles to extend a bit lower as well for comfort.
The two slots for holding DS games are not good. They are too loose and I have had DS cartridges slide out of them. I no longer use those slots because I fear I won't notice that a game has come loose and it will be lost.
My final complaint is my biggest one. I almost always use headphones when I play my DS. For some strange reason, these grips were designed in a way that covers up the headphone jack on the DSi XL. It makes using headphones impossible. I had to use some tools to cut a good chunk of plastic away and file it down to make it usable. You can get the stylus, volume controls, and SD slot without a problem, which is nice, but covering up the headphone jack is a huge no-no in my opinion.
I would not recommend these grips for the reasons above. Hopefully they will come out with an improved version in the future.
We are retired. Neither of us has noticed the extra weight or a balance problem. If you only use your XL a few minutes at a time, you probably don't need one of these. If, though, you plan to only play for a few minutes and check the clock and see that an hour has passed, then one of these might be quite helpful.
The rounded grip part is large enough to keep our hands from cramping. If you are using a stylus for play the other hand is much more comfortable holding the entire unit. If you are using the control pad, the palms of your hands and fingers are more relaxed while your thumbs are playing.
We haven't found a use for the stand (at least yet). The only negative is that the grip does cover the headphone port. Others have pointed out that some judicious carving can remedy that. We don't use headphones anyway.
Well made, decently priced, comfortable to use - give it a try. We soon will have two in use.
This is the first time I've ever felt the need to write a product review. It really is that good. If you own a DSi XL, you need to buy this. It makes the system much, much more ergonomic and less painful to hold for extended periods of time. No more hand cramps for me!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This makes the dsi xl much more comfortable to hold, and stays on pretty well. 5 stars for that alone. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Josh Hovey
The DSi XL Hand Grip is made of a smooth plastic... not sure what I think about that. I like the shape and placement of the grip handle though. Read morePublished on October 1, 2014 by porwigle_2012
If you are a DS lover than this is almost a must have. Holds DS XL perfectly and makes playing simple and easy. Read morePublished on June 1, 2014 by Ren H
My (formerly) mint condition burgundy DSi XL was damaged the very first time I used this thing. I have a similar grip for my 3DS and I was thinking that it would latch onto the... Read morePublished on March 12, 2014 by Charles Laine
I do not use my DS without it. It makes holding my DS easier and the option to set it up on a table and play hands free is great.Published on February 13, 2014 by smd55