Okay so the product wasn't entirely what I thought it was, which ended up being a good thing. The case has a nice consistency and looks really awesome on top of my red 3DS. I cannot vouch for how well it protects the device, which I am thankful for, but I DO know that it will protect the original case from various scratches. I love this product a lot, I would recommend it to anyone who feels insecure about their naked 3DS. At first the grip takes a bit to get used to, but it feels good and safe.