Just got a new set of four from Nintendo today. Have to say it feels "safer" than the older ones. the strap itself is thicker than the Ver.2. The lock is kind of cool, but gets annoying when taking it off. Well if you want the new ones and previously asked Nintendo to replace it with the ver.2, just email them and ask for the new ver.3 ones. Not sure if Nintendo does this outside of the US but it doesn't hurt to ask right?