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Hori DS protector combines form and function


For us, the perfect DS protector would be something made of Kevlar and covered in hearts and plumbers. Just take a page of doodles out from your little sister's diary and you got what we're talking about, only that it's bulletproof.

Hori has done an okay job, though, in trying to come up with a viable solution to those lacking any kind of protection for their DS. It's sleek and looks like it not only protects, but is pretty functional as well. All it needs are some stickers of hearts and unicorns. Or maybe some Doraemon.

[Via Go Nintendo]

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Anticrawl1

1-22-2008 @ 4:49PM

Anticrawl said...

What is it made of though? Is it a hard plastic shell or silicon?

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Sam2

1-22-2008 @ 4:49PM

Sam said...

It doesn't look like it protects the hinges, isn't that the weakest part of the ds? just looks like another protect-by-adding-a-few-centimeters-of-plastic cases, I think the nerf ones work best.

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FantomRedux3

1-22-2008 @ 4:51PM

FantomRedux said...

It would be hard to protect the hinges without limiting how far it can open though. If they put plastic over the hinges, how are you supposed to open it?

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Anticrawl4

1-22-2008 @ 5:05PM

Anticrawl said...

The Nerf protective cases were a great idea for those of us who are clumsy or have kids with a DS. Have you seen the new Nerf travel case? It looks hilarious.

Here are the older ones

http://minicastle.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/pelican-nerf-armor-20070518055924294.jpg

http://minicastle.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/pelican-nerf-armor-20070518055956091.jpg

Can't seem to find the huge DS nerf travel-like case online though, you may see it in stores at Walmart or Target though, truely a sight to behold.

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FantomRedux5

1-22-2008 @ 6:35PM

FantomRedux said...

Aw I want one now. Too bad the closest thing we have to Wal Mart and Target in the UK is Asda. And all they sell are the shitty MadCatz stuff.

Wish we had something like you US do.

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Pyrocat6

1-22-2008 @ 6:46PM

Pyrocat said...

Well I've had this case on my ds lite (onyx) for a while and it works out great. I don't have a single scratch on my actual DS, just the case. Most people don't even notice there is a case on it until I hand it to them (and even then)! It's made of hard plastic, not silicon, and although the hinges aren't well protected, it has yet to come to any harm despite dropping it several times.

Although the picture is showing a black case on a white ds lite, there's a completely translucent case as well for the white ds.

I've only found these at japanese import shops (like Pink Godzilla), so you might want to check your city's international district if they have one.

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LeChuck7

1-22-2008 @ 8:53PM

LeChuck said...

I really want one of those. I just want something to keep the DS from getting scratched and scuffed without getting in the way of it's petite and sleek design and this is perfect. I especially like their DQM one (http://www.hori.jp/us/products/ndsl/dqmj_protector/index.html). Good substitute for those special edition DSes we almost never get.

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filmtrauma8

1-22-2008 @ 10:09PM

filmtrauma said...

I'm wondering if there's there anything like this for the Phat? I'm too poor to upgrade right now, unfortunately. =(

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triangular numbers9

1-22-2008 @ 10:20PM

triangular numbers said...

If you go for the clear white ones, you don't even need stickers. You can just print something out and stick it *under* the armor case to make your own DIY DS skin. ;)

End result is something like this: http://cafefiles.naver.net/data24/2007/5/12/298/dsc08530.jpg

But I assume the DS fanboy folks would probably appreciate this one more: http://cafefiles.naver.net/data9/2005/9/11/259/S2020042.jpg

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triangular numbers10

1-22-2008 @ 10:22PM

triangular numbers said...

Uh, turns out the links don't work if you just click them. C&P them to see. ;)

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Maya11

1-23-2008 @ 10:13AM

Maya said...

All it needs are some stickers of hearts and unicorns.

My protective case is very similar to the Hori one, but produced by Big Ben. It's translucent pink with glitter, it's a very subtle color so you can still see through it.

Here's the tip: I put a sheet with a nice picture (like hearts and unicorns, maybe :D) between the DS and the case. I used thin photo paper with a Hello Kitty print, and you can see the result here:
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1954/dssetupas0.jpg

This way you dont have to deal with the stickers' glue when you get tired of the subject and you want to remove it.

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Maya12

1-23-2008 @ 10:17AM

Maya said...

oops, didn't notice someone had already suggested something similar... well, I took the chance to showoff my DS anyways :D

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