What kind of case?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by HakStar, Feb 5, 2012.

Feb 5, 2012

What kind of case? by HakStar at 12:33 PM (840 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. HakStar
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    Hey guys I heard some people suffer from the 3DS scratching its own screen lol. Just wanted to know if there is any kind of case that prevents this from happening. I dont really like screen protectors as mine always has bubbles :(
     
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    Wow sorry I started off with such a hard question. No one has got a case?
     
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    No case that I know of has any special bumpers to prevent that from happening. Most cases just cover the outside of the 3DS, not the inside. You can always try adding your own bumpers to the top corners. There was a thread a while back on this. http://gbatemp.net/b...mpers-tutorial/

    I made a reply on the blog showing my 3DS with some bumpers. Here's a picture of it:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    It works wonders and really does help. The ONLY time I still get those lines is when the 3DS is in my pocket and I'm sitting down and the pressure pushes down the little green bumpers (since it is rubber after all), and then the top screen touches the bottom half and leaves just a semi-noticeable mark. I have a screen protector on so it's easy to just wipe off. But if the 3DS is just sitting out on a table or the charging dock, no lines have appeared since.
     
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    Sweet. Thanks for the link.
     
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    if you use one of the silicone cases, they add a layer surrounding both the top and bottom halves which provide enough material to prevent the touch screen bezel from touching the 3D screen when the system is closed. they also do not look as "ghetto" as the super-sized bumpers.
     
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    Plus it helps keep dust off, which I find quite handy since I'm a perfectionist and am constantly wiping off dust :ha:
     
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    Ah, the silicone, right. Somehow those ones slipped my mind. That will probably be the case you're looking for @[member='HakStar']
     
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    Yep saw a few on Ebay going for quite cheap. Thanks guys.
     
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    the bad thing about these is the system does latch closed BUT is much easier for it to pop open which might actually make your system more vulnerable to a drop
     
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    ???
    1. there is no latch on the 3DS, locking it shut. the axel hinge merely provides a bit of resistance to keep the halves shut. (and I've never had my 3DS "pop" open on its own just because I have a silicone sleeve on it. last time I checked, the halves on my 3DS were not spring loaded :P
    2. if anything, the added silicone will actually protect the 3DS system a bit more, should it be dropped.
    3. HORI's cases are large enough to hold a 3DS system with their silicone sleeves installed

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    4. carrying your 2 litre of soda and huge bag of crisps separately will reduce the risk of your fat, stubby fingers from dropping your 3DS ;)

    seriously, I store my 3DS in a soft case when it's not in use. the silicone sleeve is just to keep bezel from touching the upper display (when its closed) and from it from getting all "fingerprinty"
     
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    The 3DS would pop open if you DROPPED IT. The 3DS stays closed EASIER WITHOUT THE SLEEVE obviously. Try it yourself. If you're able.
     
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    wow nice trick.
     
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    I sent mine to Nintendo. Should be back on Monday.
     

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