View Full Version : Review: Capdase Soft Jacket Advance (Lite)

March 12th, 2007, 23:17
Capdase Soft Jacket Advance (Lite)
Manufacturer: Capdase
Site: Buy from Play-Asia (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-38tr-71-b6-49-en-15-soft+jacket+advance-84-j-70-1g7y-43-8s.html) (white) / Buy from Play-Asia (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-38tr-71-b6-77-3-49-en-15-soft+jacket+advance-84-j-70-1g7z-43-8s.html) (blue) / Buy from Play-Asia (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-38tr-71-b6-77-1-49-en-15-soft+jacket+advance-84-j-70-1m5z-43-8s.html) (pink) / Buy from Play-Asia (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-38tr-71-b6-77-2-49-en-15-soft+jacket+advance-84-j-70-1g7x-43-8s.html) (black)
Price: $12.90

Overview : The Soft Jacket Advance protects your Nintendo DS Lite from scratches and fingerprints.

Features :

Perfected design for flip-up game consoles
Semi rigid frame keeps Soft Jacket Advance in place without hassle
Advance technology that combines silicon with rigid plastic
Includes Hand Strap

Quality/Usability : The Soft Jacket Advance is a silicone case that covers and protects the outside of your Nintendo DS Lite. Majority of the Soft Jacket Advance is made of rubber silicone but around the edges, it is made of plastic. The purpose of the plastic is to give that stiff and firm protection to latch on to the DS Lite.

Unlike other silicone cases on the market, Capdase decided to make the whole Soft Jacket Advance one piece. There is an opening for the stylus, power button, headset, volume, charging port and even the loophole so you can attach a wrist strap.

There is a slight problem though. The Soft Jacket Advance doesnt slip on to the DS Lite like other silicone cases, it clips onto the Lite as mentioned before. But it doesnt clip onto all sides perfectly. You may have one corner that doesnt clip on completely but the case is held on tightly. Some of the ports is slightly covered which makes it kind of hard to reach.

Capdase included a wrist strap just like they usually do for any of their protective cases. They also included "silicone caps" that cover the headphone jack and charging port. These are similar to that of those dust cover ports. Unfortunately, they are loose. So loose that you will lose it easily. The best thing they included was a silicone Slot-2 cover. This fits directly into the Slot-2 port of your DS Lite which matches the Soft Jacket Advance itself and replaces the one that Nintendo included. The Slot-2 cover is completely made of silicone and fits slug inside the port.

Conclusion : Overall, the Capdase Soft Jacket Advance does a great job of protecting the DS Lite from scratches and finger prints but falls short. The soft jacket doesnt clip on completely depending on which corner but with a little strength, you can force it to. The "silicone caps" will be of no use since it is so loose and will fall off. But I like that they included a Slot-2 silicone cover to match the Soft Jacket Advance. It comes in a variety of colors such as blue, pink, white and black.

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