Since Nintendo releases a new DS model every few years or so, I gotta keep mine covered and clean (so I can recycle or donate it later once I upgrade). But really, I just want to add a touch of style to my gaming to show off on the bus, plane, or wherever the need to play strikes. Check out a few of my favorite DS cases, including a few I just recently saw at the Tokyo Game Show in Japan!
Although my eyeballs were plastered to LCDs for the majority of E3, I managed to take some breaks and head on over to the merch booths. I picked myself up one of these DS Lite organizers, which caught my eye from their resemblance to the one that comes with the lime green DS bundle. Brought to you by Power A, who makes tons of portable gaming accessories, you can get your own case from Target (my fave), Best Buy, and even Kmart.
The tri-fold organizers not only hold your DS, but three game cartridges, and some extra styli just in case. Although I haven't seen these in my Target (trust me, I'd know), I did find them online for $15 bucks.
If you're tired of carrying around that same old lame nylon DS case everywhere you go, I have good news for you! There are other options besides the kiddie-fied cases that have pics of Yoshi and Mario on the front.
And trust me, once you get something a little more fashionable, you won't be as embarrassed to whip out your stylus on the bus and start gaming away! Check out a few of my favorite (and fashionable) DS Lite cases in this slideshow.
I feel a little freer to be a goofball when it comes to cases for my Nintendo DS, since the device, as opposed to a cell phone or a BlackBerry, is not really a professional device. I don't have to be as reserved with it, whereas with my BlackBerry, the most outrageous I go is a brightly-colored gel case.
Which is why I'm nothing but charmed by this Monster DS Case! Available on Etsy for $20, the monster "eats" your device. I'd love to pulls this out on the bus, and I would definitely always say "NOM NOM NOM" when I see it, just like the seller describes it!
Trying to find a geek-chic Nintendo DS Lite case is practically impossible. I usually just keep my DS Lite inside the tiny pocket inside my purse, then regret it later when it gets covered in key scratches. If you haven't found that perfect case yet, check out these Chocolat DS Lite cases from Keys Factory. The regular sized pouch costs $20 and the smaller "minichocolate" compact, which can hold up to four games, costs $13 — a small price to pay for protection! Choose from stylin' colors like raspberry, milk and bitter.
It's not everyday you see DS Lite cases that look like these. Simple yet sophisticated—the perfect case to wrap around your DS. Featured on ds fanboy, these fabric Miyabi cases by Vis-a-Vis come in a variety of colors and patterns with a sturdy clasp for extra security. What's great about this case is the fact that you can still use your DS while it's inside it. I wonder if it could also double as a mini cell phone or iPod holder? Scroll down to check out more designs! Priced at $57 each.
Geeks on patrol found these dazzling crystal covers at the Nintendo World Store in NYC (except for the Super Mario Bros. DS that is not available for sale yet). You can choose from four available cover designs, if you don't mind spending $600 for a DS Lite cover.
As you know, I think of my DS Lite as an everyday delight, but I'm not sure I'd throw down for a fancy Swarovski cover. Then again, I never say never.
Want to add some pizazz to your Nintendo DS Lite? Chip Chick alerted that Pacific Design has created these hot new cases that come in a variety of designs and colors. You can carry two extra games in their back drop pocket and clip them to your belt loop or a bag with the included clip. These cases are so cute that they could easily double as a make up bag or second purse!
Go to Pacific Design Online to get your very own. Price depends on style selection ($10 - $20). Got some cool geek gear like this to share? To learn what a Geek Gear is and how to make one, click here.