Club Nintendo 3DS Pouch: Luigi Edition Review

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So this isn’t an official review, but I thought it was well worth taking a look at. Over at Club Nintendo you can spend your points on things and a lot of the stuff is just decoration, but the Luigi Edition 3DS Pouch caught my attention and I spent some of my hard earned points on it. I figured why not make a little review out of it. Sadly, as of now, this product is no longer on the Club Nintendo site as one of the rewards your can get, but hopefully they’ll bring it back. So read on…

Info:

Product Name: Nintendo 3DS Pouch: Luigi Edition

Author: Kristofer Brozio

Show your appreciation for the Mushroom Kingdom’s favorite brother with this protective case for Nintendo portable systems. Comes in Luigi’s signature green with a zip enclosure, and built-in pouch for an extra Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo DS game card.

Durable nylon construction
Fits Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi, and Nintendo DS Lite
Dimensions: Approx. 7.5 x 5.25 inches

The Review::

The pouch just comes in a plastic bag, nothing special.

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The pouch is green and shaped like Luigi’s hat with the big ‘L’ on it. The pouch is made of nylon and feels quality made. The material is a bit elastic and there’s a zipper on the ‘brim’ of the hat.

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There’s nothing on the back it’s just plain.

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The zipper has the name Luigi on the pull tag, just in case you didn’t know I guess.

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Only the brim of the hat opens for access to the pouch.

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When you open it you’ll notice a little piece of extra material hanging around there, that’s a pocket so you can take a extra 3DS or DS game with you.

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Here’s my 3DS with the pouch for scale:

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The pouch doesn’t exactly open up very wide.

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You essentially have to angle the 3DS to get it in there.

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Once it’s in you really can’t tell except for the slight bulge.

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The pouch doesn’t have much room for anything else in it.

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Now I have a clear case that attaches to my 3DS and I have the PowerSkin external battery that attaches to the 3DS and I couldn’t use either one with the Luigi pouch. Not  that big of a deal I guess, but the pouch doesn’t allow you to take much of anything else with you. It is nice to have the extra battery with me while I’m out, but I guess I can live without it if I’m not going to be gone long.
Conclusion:

The Luigi Edition Nintendo 3DS Pouch is a great little product. What says Nintendo more than one of the Mario Brothers better than a Luigi hat shaped case?

The pouch is durable and slightly padded so it should offer decent protection for your 3DS.

The bad thing is that the pouch is a tight fit and you won’t be able to use it if you have a case on your 3DS. I ‘m not sure how much that matters as the pouch will protect your 3DS.

Personally I’d rather have my case on and in the pouch, but I’ve yet to find a carrying case that I can use with a cover on my 3DS.

 

 

9-10-award

PROS CONS
+It’s Luigi!
+Seems durable
+Pocket to take an extra game with you
+Easy to use, couldn’t be simpler
-A bit on the small side
-Can’t have 3DS in any kid of case and use the pouch

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Scores::
Overall: score-9-10
Aesthetic: score-9-10
Value / Price: score-9-10
Build Quality: score-9-10
Usability: score-9-10

Disclosure:This product was given to Review the Tech for review by the company for review purposes only, and is not considered by us as payment for the review, we do not, and never will, accept payment from companies to review their products. This product may have also been bought by us for review purposes and does not influence the review.