Looking for a good XL case

#1BigDaddyWingnutPosted 2/13/2013 9:27:58 PM
I got a case for my new pink/white XL at Five Below the other day. It looks great. It is brown and looks sorta like a big wallet. The problem is that, when it is closed, there are gaps on either side where the shoulder buttons can be seen. I am trying to avoid dirt, dust, and debris coming in contact with the shoulder buttons, so this case is far from ideal. I want something that will completely enclose the system, but still fit in my pocket. Ideally, I'd like some sort of neoprene case for it. Anyone have any suggestions?
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3DS:1547-5206-2758 (Wingnut)
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#2BigDaddyWingnut(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2013 9:48:11 PM
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3DS:1547-5206-2758 (Wingnut)
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#3ZhacariasPosted 2/13/2013 10:13:03 PM(edited)
Yeah, I know how you feel. The XL doesn't get many cases so it's tough finding one.

Hori Semi-hard case:
http://stores.horiusa.com/-strse-162/3DS-XL-Hard-Pouch/Detail.bok

Chinese Aluminum Case:
Blue: http://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Case-Blue-Worldwide-shiping/dp/B009U9TQNO/ref=sr_1_45?ie=UTF8&qid=1360817688&sr=8-45&keywords=3ds+xl+case

White: http://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Case-Silver-Worldwide-shiping/dp/B009U9TQZC/ref=pd_bxgy_ba_img_y

Black: http://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Case-Black-Worldwide-shiping/dp/B009U9TQHK/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ba_6

DreamGEAR ComfortGrip Case:
http://www.amazon.com/DreamGEAR-Nintendo-3DS-XL-Comfort-Grip/dp/B008XHCLFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360817585&sr=8-1&keywords=3ds+xl+case

NERF 3DS XL case:
http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/accessories/3ds-xl-nerf-armor/105836

eForCity Plastic Case (bad hinges, beware!):
http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-Crystal-Compatible-Nintendo-3DS-X/dp/B0093W7KG8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1360817585&sr=8-9&keywords=3ds+xl+case

eForCity Silicon Case (i have this. it's nice):
http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-Silicone-Compatible-Nintendo-Black-DS/dp/B008YQYXYQ/ref=pd_sim_vg_4

Since I have that last silicon one, here's just my two cents:

Pros:
*It is very finely molded and perfectly matches up with all ports.
*It completely covers the XL so onlookers won't really know what color your XL is unless you closely examine the holes around the cameras. (it peeks out a bit)
*it's washable. This is always the case with silicone protectors. Very good, since bacteria may accumulate on the device.

Cons:
*It leaves a strange residue I've never experience with any other silicone case but is easily cleaned with electronics cleaning spray. (specifically, Windex's version)
*It does keep the buttons clean but things can fall into the joystick nub area and squeeze into the inside of the XL (not really the case's fault)
*It's thin. This is not a case for protecting your XL from falls, spills, and dust. It will protect it from scratches, though. Very well.
*It's loose. Particularly around the home/start/select buttons. Lots of odd fibers and dust get in through there. Around the Dpad, buttons, and top faceplate, it's quite tight and firm unless you rub to move it around.
#4danny5329Posted 2/13/2013 10:13:00 PM
Aesthetics 1st , safety later , so get the 1 below .......


http://www.play-asia.com/Monster_Hunter_4_Face_Cover_for_3DS_LL_Otomoairu_Version/paOS-13-71-1jn-49-en-70-5r09.html