Airform Pouch for NDS Lite Review

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Up for review today I have a case for the Nintendo DS Lite. I got this for my kids and they’re not exactly the most responsible with their stuff so I needed a padded case but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money as like I said they’re not too responsible with their stuff. I grabbed one from Deal Extreme for slightly over five dollars and it works for the most part. The case is padded and even comes with slots for DS games and a net style pocket for other games or whatever else. The case comes with a strap, but sadly the strap didn’t last long. So read on to learn more….

Info:

Product Name: Airform Pouch for NDS Lite with Matching Strap (Silver)

Dimensions: 6.1 in x 3.94 in x 1.26 in
Weight: 5.11 oz

Price: $5.14

The Review::

 

There’s no real special packaging, just a plastic bag about the box.

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The package is just a plastic bubble with a cardboard backing.

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On the back you’ll find minimal information.

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The case itself is silver or gray in color with a generic looking DS badge on the front. The case is padded very well actually and the back is just plain silver.

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The case features dual zippers and it opens most of the way around the case.

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When you open the case up you’ll be greeted with a strap that goes on the outside of the case.

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Here’s the strap attached and I have to report that it didn’t stay there but just a few weeks as it broke off. The strap is just this thin little nylon thing and it just feels really cheap.

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The inside of the case is covered with a soft cloth material and on the bottom section is an elastic band to hold your DS in place.

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On the top half of the case is a padded flap which when you turn it down reveals three slots for DS games.

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Behind the flap is an elastic net style pocket to hold other games or whatever else.

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Here’s my kids DS Lite with the case:

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You can put the DS Lite into the case in two ways. The first way is just to hold the DS in place with the strap.

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The second way is to use the strap inside of your DS Lite so you can still play it while it’s in the case and the strap does its job to hold it in the case.

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The top net can hold up to four GameBoy Advance games, or whatever combination of GameBoy and DS games or your could put a cable or whatever in there.

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Conclusion:

Overall this case isn’t bad but the clip and strap are just cheap and flimsy. The strap itself is very thin and not exactly confidence inspiring. The clip for the strap is flimsy and after a few weeks it just broke off.

The case itself is padded well enough, and the inside is nice and soft for protection.

The DS can be used while it’s in the case, and the elastic strap will hold the DS Lite in the case very well.

For the price I guess it’s not a bad case really, just don’t expect to actually use the strap.

PROS CONS
+Decent protection for DS Lite 
+Can use DS Lite while in the case 
+Pockets for DS games 
+Net pocket for other accessories
-Strap didn’t last long
-Strap is very cheap
-Clip for strap is flimsy

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8-10-award

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Scores:: 8 out of 10
Overall: score-8-10
Aesthetic: score-8-10
Value / Price: score-10-10
Build Quality: score-8-10
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.