Looking for an N3DS Grip (REGULAR SIZE)

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by ViolentRockstar, Oct 10, 2016.

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Do YOUR hands cramp up after playing for a while?

  1. Yes! O3DS

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. No! O3DS

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  3. Yes! O3DS XL/LL

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. No! O3DS XL/LL

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  5. Yes! N3DS

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. No! N3DS

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  7. Yes! N3DS XL/LL

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  8. No! N3DS XL/LL

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
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  1. ViolentRockstar
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    Hi Tempers!

    Ever since I've owned my N3DS I noticed that my hands would quickly cramp up, leaving me to 15-20 mins of playtime before I'd have to take a five minute break.
    I was wondering if there were any grips available for the regular N3DS, not the XL/LL version. I've searched Ebay but only found O3DS grips and XL/LL grips.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Essometer

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    I don't have a link for you, but I have the same problem.
    It's impossible for me to find a comfortable position for my thump on the buttons.
     
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    Option 1: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004...ref=plSrch&dpPl=1&dpID=51mAJjatqBL&ref=plSrch

    Suggested but hard to find unless you contact the people who sell the XL size and specify that you want and are paying for a N3DS case not a XL : https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B014...6_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Handgrip+for+3ds

    The XL one I use: http://www.dx.com/p/plastic-handgrip-for-nintendo-3ds-xl-3ds-ll-black-170558#.V_v60Z9OnqA
    I use a 3DS XL and have to use a similar grip to this because of very large hands that would cramp 10 minutes into playing.
    I genuinely recommend those grip.
    I have sought after many grips to fix my problem and this particular "brand" did the trick.
    Rubber grips: do not provide comfort for long periods of time. As well they offer very little protection for the 3DS. My hands have became sweaty within minutes using rubber grips making it not ideal.
    Soft rubber: comfy but sweaty as well, hands began to hurt after 20 minutes.
    I have the exact grip that you are looking for as it was sent by mistake to me instead of the XL version. It's sturdy enough for me. For less than $10 it's worth it.
    Edit: Also I never get grip on the standard stick so I ordered caps for grip. I suggest those as well.
     
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  5. Hanafuda

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    Look to the right of the page on that link and there are many (93) other offers for the same grip, many at lower prices. Cheapest currently is $25.79 w/ free shipping, but it comes by sea mail and you will be waiting a while. I have the same grip coming, paid $27, from a seller called Best Treasure. Supposed to be here sometime between Oct 19 and Nov 9. The wait sucks, but hey 13 bucks is 13 bucks.

    I'm guessing the main reason for the price being so high is because the yen to dollar exchange is not good for buying stuff from Japan right now. I was planning on buying an XRGB mini Framemeister for my retro consoles and I've watched the price go from $280 to $365 this year. : (

    FWIW I plan on posting a short review on the thing when it finally arrives.
     
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  6. ViolentRockstar
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    Option 1 isn't really an option since it's for the O3ds, but I'll look around and contact the people selling the XL versions of the rocksolid cases. Thanks!