Hardware What accessories should I buy for a New 3DS XL?

Saiyann

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Hello guys,
I am about to order a console, hopefully will be gatewayable :lol: ,
Besides a charger, what else do I need?
Are screen protectors and protective cases really needed? Thanks a bunch
 

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Grips are a must have, and some nice skins can be found at decalgirl.com. An aluminum shell is also nice, and you can apply other skins to those and swap them out.
 

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For clear cases, I haven't used one yet (plan on a silicone one)

For traveling cases, I used this. Looks nice (biased because I love leather.
 

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Crystal hardcase and screen protectors :)
Carrying bag if you take it out with you on a travvel
Spare styluspens, i already lost mine, and there not easy to find, styluspens for N3DS
Wrist strap^, you never know, but i learned my kids to use a wrist strap when playing and it saved a fall many times. (I use Wii controller Wrist straps, there's easy to find everywhere)
My Kids systems have full decal stickers on them to protect from scratches and then a clear hardcase (I know hard cases are more to protect from scratshes then falls)
 

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Preordered one of these: http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3d...-legend-of-zelda-adventurers-pouch-kit/120898
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I just ordered me a clear hard shell case for my N3DS. Already got and installed my screen protector. Just can't wait to receive the shell case.
 

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I was on a cable and charging hub hunt this afternoon and picked up some 10' Apple cables. Could not find any long ones for the 3DS. NYKO made one with a WII U Gamepad adapter but the new version is WII U only.

Any ideas?

OP: a usb battery backup is nice to have.
 

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I used to own an original 3DS, so once I got the N3DSXL, I really missed the extendable stylus. Luckily, china's got my back! :lol: They're pretty cheap, but they work really well. You get five in a pack, and that's a hell of a lot cheaper than most stylus-packs you can find in most retail shops. They rattle around just a weee bit in the stylus holder, but they're not going to fall out or anything.

I also highly recommend the decals from decalgirl. They may seem pricey for what seems like a glorified sticker, but they really help protect the system. Plus, since NoA didn't bring over the smaller-customizable model, decals are the way to go if you want to personalize your system and whatnot. I got one not too long ago. Thought it looked pretty nice!
 
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the decalgirl decals are really nice, the sticker material is very good. However, shipping to other countries (Finnland for instance) is quite expensive. You may be able to find a shop that resells DG decals in your country, but quite often their selection is very limited (The one I know in germany for instance has just a small selection of decals and it wont even offer stickers in matte finish :( )
 

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I take my handheld everwhere, even to work. I always buy some sort of skin/case and screen protector for my handhelds, ever since my old Pokemon edition GBC. They're only $10 to $20 all together and may save you money and pain in the long run. Unless you just keep it at home, then you're probably fine with it as is.
 

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I wouldn't even take mine out of the box after I set it up until the crystal case got here. Mine is a MM edition though. I just preordered that nice Zelda leather looking case and stylii someone posted a few posts back.
 

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I got a dockung charger , screen protector and a wrist strap.

Then i already had a club nintendo cloth 3ds xl carrying bag.
 
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I wouldn't even take mine out of the box after I set it up until the crystal case got here. Mine is a MM edition though. I just preordered that nice Zelda leather looking case and stylii someone posted a few posts back.


Same deal here. Hori TPU case, MM 3DSXL, Zelda GS pouch and I also just ordered those extendable stylus'. Great find and recommendation tiduscrying!
 
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I got a dockung charger , screen protector and a wrist strap.

Then i already had a club nintendo cloth 3ds xl carrying bag.
The dock is pretty sweet. Much nicer to just lay it in the cradle over plugging it in.
 

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The dock is pretty sweet. Much nicer to just lay it in the cradle over plugging it in.
Yea i love that dock. Also since its up righy, the weight of the n3ds helps push it onto the charging pins for a better connection then the o3ds dock.
Also got mines for a good price. Inly paid $22 ship from the usa, so i got it in 2 days.
 

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Yea i love that dock. Also since its up righy, the weight of the n3ds helps push it onto the charging pins for a better connection then the o3ds dock.

Guess that's one of the advantages of the XL, as comparing the small models I actually have to push the New into the dock instead of just aligning the bottom and letting gravity slam in the old one...


As for what I got:
USB charger (hand made from car charger -- swapped the halves with a miniUSB cable as I needed the 12 to 5 transformer for a GPS, and it cost me 4 € all included)
Official home charger -- 40 € ("Free" with a 8.1 2DS bought for self-streetpass and "future use")
Dock -- 10 €
Xenoblade red faceplates -- 15 € (gets scratched reeeeally easy compared to original matte white one, seems the bottom half is thicker)
 

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