Official Licensed DS Lite Cases put to the test
Nintendo DS Lite Console Cases are everywhere and available to everyone’s budget and taste. At tgrav.com we look for DS Lite Cases that are different and offer the gamer something more.
I have been testing a few cases from A4T, Venom, Big Ben, PDP, MadCatz & Joytech and have the following conclusions;
A4T came from nowhere a few years ago and have grown to be a major player in the gaming accessories market, my concern for them is can they stay innovative and keep the consumer interested?
Venom and Big Ben are really one of the same and have developed a joint range that still impresses me; their range of cases has grown from accessory packs to stand alone, high quality cases targeted at a broad range of consumer.
MadCatz seem to have lost the way slightly and this is a real shame, they have some fabulous products in other ranges, but DS really lets them down.
Joytech is similar, although their Tech Pack XL has always been a great seller at tgrav.com. Since they and Saitek were purchased by MadCatz I guess they are all looking at their range(s) and will be back with vengeance very soon.
PDP is the new kid on the UK block, a very established brand in the USA with their PDP and Pelican labels. PDP have really thought about being innovative and market leading. The range is smaller than their competitors, but changes regularly enough to stay fresh and appealing.
The DS Lite Case Verdict
From Venom / Big Ben I would strongly recommended the Flip Case, available in Black, Blue, White & Pink the case is made from good quality leather and has a classy magnetic fastener. They are also launching a red case for the new DS Lite Colours. We all want to protect our console and the case did a great job. As a 30 something male the case looked great next to my Blackberry and iPod on the train. This case would appeal to people similar to me and to our older generation of DS gamers. The case is Officially Licensed by Nintendo. It is also perfect for, in my opinion, girls as the pink case is the best one I have seen and fantastic seller. I have seen them retail from £9.99 to £14.99, at the high end price point I would more than happy with my purchase. http://www.tgrav.com/ProductCategories.aspx?catid=520
Venom / Big Ben has excelled themselves with cases and they also take the second slot in my verdict with their DS Lite Glitter case. They do everything you want from a DS case and look great. Plus they are only £6.99! http://www.tgrav.com/ProductDetails.aspx?prodid=5847&catid=520
So there you have it, two cases that are available now at tgrav.com and tick all the boxes for two very different DS gamer.
Matt Holland |Gaming Specialist |www.tgrav.com