View Full Version : Review: WaterField Designs DS Lite Case

March 23rd, 2007, 23:40
WaterField Designs DS Lite Case
Manufacturer: WaterField Designs
Site: Buy from WaterField Designs (http://www.sfbags.com/products/nintendo-ds/nintendods.htm)
Price: $39.00

Overview : As recommended by Mario and Zelda to revolutionize your DS Lite. From Yoshi's Island to Castlevania, our compact and protective Nintendo DS Case holds it all.

The slim DS Lite Case is constructed from ballistic nylon, with a double layer leather flap and a scratch free interior liner. The back of the case has a self-locking zippered pocket to hold your games and ear-buds. On the exterior of the flap, choose between our standard black or our patterned design. On the underside of the flap, choose between black, kiwi and pink leather.

Features :

Ballistic Nylon exterior.
Double layer leather flap.
Super soft lining to keep the DS Lite scratch free.
Storage for 6 DS Games.
Stylus holder.
Rear back pocket w/ Self Locking Zipper.
Pull strap (to ease removing your unit from the case).
Nintendo DS Lite Case / 5.75" x 3.5" x 1.25" / 3 oz.

Quality/Usability : Its hard to find a decent case these days. Theres so many on the market but only a few really satisfy your needs and your eyes. WaterField is one of those companies aiming to satisfy your needs and to make you oogle over their products. The DS Lite case is made of smooth, soft nylon with a leather flap. WaterField offers three different colors to choose from: black, kiwi, or pink. Being able to choose the color of your choice, you also get a choice as to what pattern you want on the front of the case. You can choose either a non pattern leather flap or one with the cut out that resembles the DS' directional pad and buttons. With this cut out, you can see the leather of the inside.

WaterField tried to incorporate everything you would need or want into this case. On the back of the case, there is a zippered compartment. You can use this compartment to store your games and or headphones.

On the bottom of the case, you'll notice a loop hole. This is actually a pull tab. When you're taking out your DS, you would hold onto this tab.

The DS Lite is fit snuggly into the case and is well protected with scratch-free padded lining all around. In front of the DS are three little leather pouches. These pouches can let you slip 6 DS games (2 in each). I must say though, doing this is a very tight fit. Removing games is very simple. The leather pouch has a small cut-out at the bottom to allow you to push the cartridges out for easy grabbing.

Below the leather pouch is a stylus holder. If you have an extra stylus that you might need in case you loose one or just want to use it to hold your stylus, this is where it would go.

The leather flap is closed using two buttons (one on each side of the case). When the leather flap is closed, its very tight and thats a good thing. That means you wont have to worry about your games or DS falling out.

Conclusion : Overall, the WaterField Designs DS Lite Case is probably the best case I have used to this date. Its nice looking, does everything that I want it to do and is easily portable. Maybe it would of been best to leave out the stylus holder..but then again, I personally dont use it. Also, maybe instead of two buttons, maybe one down the middle or with a flap that extends to the back. The price of $39.00 is a little pricey for a case but is well worth it.

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