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Good case, smells awful and has no padding to protect your device.
on May 10, 2014
Most people will probably get this case for the aesthetics, which is where it shines. The 3DS is held in place inside the case by a thick elastic band so it won't flop around. There's a slot that will hold six games and an elastic loop that will hold an additional stylus. The case looks nice and the material appears to be durable.
However, the case has very little padding. I didn't see any reviews mentioning the lack of padding either. Most people get cases as a way to protect their devices, and the lack of padding in this case is a detriment. If you're looking to protect your 3DS this might not be the case to get. With that said, I keep my 3DS in one of Hori's Duraflex Shells and the case will hold my 3DS with the shell, albeit very snuggly.
Also, I'm not sure what kind of manufacturing process Hori uses but when the case comes out of the box, it smells TERRIBLE. There's a very strong chemical smell. I had to let the case air out for a few days and it was fine, but I wouldn't recommend using it right away if smells bother you. I didn't want to put my 3DS into the case without airing it out because the smell might stick to the 3DS. After letting it air out for a few days I can't smell anything, but initially it was AWFUL.
If you're interested in the style and not protection then this case is a good choice. If you want something for protection, I would suggest also purchasing the Hori Duraflex Shell to use with this, or buying a case with more substantial padding.