Anyone own the 3DS Zelda armor from PDP? Do you like it?

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  1. brandonspikes
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    brandonspikes King Erazer

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    I bought one from Gamestop for 10 dollars after a coupon ( retail 15 ).
    http://www.pdp.com/p-1029-3ds-zelda-armor.aspx

    Does anyone own one of these, and do you like it?

    I've said this a few times, but I don't get my 3DS till this Friday, but I want to know if I should return it and get something else (It was the last one in stock).

    I got the green one, it looks pretty, I hope it looks decent on the black 3ds.
     
  2. DigitalDeviant

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    No, I just use the cheap crystal case for mine.
     
  3. TCTerror

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    THe 3DS is already big enough in my pocket. I use that slim, white plastic bad the 3DS was delivered in, to prevent it from scratches on the outside, and screen protectors for the inside.
     
  4. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    That looks incredibly tacky.
     
  5. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    i have a case like that on my ds lite and it really does add more weight to the system, with the 3ds i am buying soon i will be only using screen protector and that is it, nintendo consoles are very reboust they don't really need that much protection.
     
  6. Devin

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    Mine looks incredible on my 3DS. I snagged the last black one my GameStop had. Found it hidden in the used accessories section. XD
     
  7. Lucifer666

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    The black looks great.
    The green is a bit boring
     
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    I made this video for the DS Debug thread, but it also shows the armor in the first few seconds.

    [youtube]zykpSxPK6GY[/youtube]
     
  9. Nebz

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    I own one and love it. It's the Green on the Black 3DS.
    It doesn't add much of a bulk to it and fits just fine on the 3DS.

    I posted pics in the OoT Thread that's floating around here but imma go find em and post em here...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    The downside is that it no longer fits in the cradle but that's not too big of an issue.
     
  10. brandonspikes
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    brandonspikes King Erazer

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    Is it true that the added weight of the top screen prevents minor wobble?
     
  11. dsfanatic5

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    This is by far the best crystal armor for the 3DS. I have two other cheap crystal cases, and they aren't the best. One is so tight, the 3DS doesn't close properly, and there are horrible moisture spots that appear between the 3DS and the case no matter what you do. The second crystal case is fits much better, but has a gap between the case and the system, and dust/lint always gets trapped inside.

    The Zelda crystal case is the only official crystal case, and it shows. It's hard to see in pics, but there's a soft rubber lining inside the case, that not only protects the 3DS, but allows for a nice fit. There is printed text/icons on the case, indicating the volume, power led lights, and even a 3DS logo/info on the back. The build quality is excellent, and simply the best available for this type of case. The only odd design is that the hinge on the case only allows the top screen to be opened to the "sweet spot" and not all the way open, but I would never use the system in that position anyways.

    The only thing that could be a turn off, is whether you find the case aesthetically pleasing or not. This all boils down to opinion, and I really like the look of the green case on my black 3DS. The few people I've shown it to actually thought it was a limited edition, or custom system.

    If you can't get past the Zelda theme, I would be on the lookout for a standard edition crystal case by PDP. I'd rather pay $14.99 for this kind of quality, than use the crappy clear cases I bought for cheap on Amazon any day.
     
  12. syko5150

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    I have the green one on my Black 3DS just like Nebz. These cases look like crap on the Aqua Blue 3DS, so i wouldn't recommend it if you have that color. Overall it's a great case.
     
  13. DigitalDeviant

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    The only problem with crystal case (armor), is that the thing that connect both parts of DS (top and bottom) is very thin, so is very easy that can be broken in few time.
    With my DS Lite and a transparent crystal case, the thing was broken easily.
     
  16. olleb

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    i have the black armor on my black 3ds. my opinion is that the 3ds feels a lot more solid, ect it feels a lot more solid when you open the 3ds. and it looks a lot better on the black one than the blue.
     
  17. aglazz

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    Hey, for anyone still looking you can still find the green version available at GamingZap.com [​IMG]
     
  18. Ammako

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    Lol, I thought you meant an actual piece of armor.