3DS Protector and Pouch Set (Super Mario 3D Land version) - Nintendo 3DS Standard Edition
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- Officially licensed by Nintendo
- Comes with a system pouch and protector for your Nintendo 3DS system
- Features Super Mario 3D Land logo and artwork
- System pouch has pockets for 2 game cards
- Basic Nintendo 3DS functions can be used while the protector is attached
- Platform: Nintendo 3DS
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Officially licensed by Nintendo. This is a 2 piece set which includes a protector and system pouch for your Nintendo 3DS. It features Super Mario 3D Land logo and artwork design. Perfect item to protect and customize your Nintendo 3DS to Mario color. Protector allows you to play game, change Nintendo 3DS game cards, adjust volume, insert and remove your stylus while attached! Nintendo 3DS system and Super Mario 3D Land game card not included.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Now, as to the pouch I was so excited about...I honestly don't know why I was so interested in it. It's very basic and not terribly firm or padded. It certainly doesn't feel very protective against drops (although it'd be fine to shield the 3DS against rubbing marks and scratches). I think I'll just stick to my firm shell cases, such as the "AmazonBasics Nintendo 3DS carrying case". As for the extra storage, the only thing inside it is a small pocket-like thing sewn into the lining that holds two games. I'm rather disappointed since this would've been a good opportunity to add a large pocket for accessories like extra styluses or more games. Overall, this is a decent enough item, but I'm looking for a bit more in my carrying cases.
* Easy to apply hard case
* Lighter than comparable hard shell options
* Good grip while playing
* Easy to access ports
* Mostly just protects against scratches
* Padded case has scratchy interior feel
* Game holders have flip design, annoying
I give the hard case / shell 4 stars but the pouch isn't going to see much use. My other 3ds has 3DS Zelda Armor - Green on it and I find that one adds a bit of weight. The HORI armor is lighter and less noticeable. It snaps on in two pieces so the hinge isn't a factor, giving a lower profile. This is mostly to protect from scratches, it isn't an impact case like those made by Nerf (for example). It gets the job done. Less fingerprints, less worry about banging the system against something in my bag. So the shell is a win, and it stays on. The bag is never going to get used. It's got a nice light padding and an easy zip, but the interior cloth bugs me. While the exterior has a smooth water-repellent nylon wallet feel, the interior is a softer white feel with an odd roughness. I don't have terribly rough skin but it feels like it's catching on my fingers when I reach inside it. Sort of like an extremely cheap crane machine toy fabric. I find it unpleasant. I could shake the 3ds out but the game sleeves are sewn in tab style, requiring you to flip the tag outside of the bag to access the games. I won't use it. Too many option with a better design and hand feel. It's a shame, given an alternate lining the bag would be a perfect grab and go pouch.
I'm adding several photos to show the difference in the two armors and the bag interior.
The pouch is bright red with blue trim but the only "Mario" imprint is a little tag on one corner. The bag has foam padding on all sides and a soft cottony lining on the inside with a slip pocket for two games. Everything fits nicely and is finished well. I'm just not sure that the average user may only want two game slots -- although it really is three since one game will be in the system. It's a great way to grab and go and a fun set but I'm not convinced if it beats out the larger, more detailed cases with extra game slots and a place to stash an extra stylus.
I really think this is more appealing to a younger gamer, maybe ages 5-10.
The pouch is also boldly-colored, lightweight and sleek, but not really practical. It has an inner sleeve that only holds 2 games, and while there's some extra room around your console to stuff in more games or a little cash, there isn't enough room for a charger. An outer zipper pocket or wrist strap would've made this more worthy of the price.