While some stores have this item listed as being released
on December 14 2004, I found it at a local Best Buy
Store and wanted to see if it was worth the price.
The DS system is already well-made, however, carrying
extra games and the battery charger can be a pain.
I personally think it's a smart move to buy a decent
case to help protect any hand held system. The problem
with most third party cases is the simple fact they
are made cheaply and are not worth the price. The
DS 15 is an officially licensed product of Nintendo
and carries the Nintendo seal. It is made by another
company, A.L.S, but is being shipped by Nintendo.
In short it's a Nintendo product, just a little confusing.
There are 2 versions of this case, the NDS 14 and
the NDS 15. The NDS 14 is cheaper, but you will not
have as much room as in the NDS 15 model. After testing
out the NDS 15 model and having it for almost a week,
I thought I would let you all know my thoughts and
whether it is worth the price or not.
and A.L.S really thought this one through as far as
the overall design. It has a strong strap that fits
over the shoulder and a nifty little side compartment
just for the DS system. You simply open the zipper
and slide in the DS and the double-padded sides will
protect your new hand held system from drops or other
accidents. It also has a canvas flap with a strong
plastic locking hook. Opening the flap you will see
on the front side 9 plastic holders for the DS games
and a mesh flap. The box shows that this can also
hold 2 additional DS systems. I tested it and it can
hold them but I would not recommend it.
I found the mesh flap would hold your SP though in
case you want to carry both around or you can use
it to hold more games or game booklets. Now the other
side has an all mesh net flap great for holding game
books and more games if needed. The top of the case
has a zipper where you can store the adjustable shoulder
strap. You will see this compartment is also deep
enough to hold the battery charger and a stylus or
two in case you want to have a few spares on hand.
and A.L.S made a quality product here and it is very
light even when fully loaded. Everything is easy to
get at and the compact design is great. I would highly
recommend this case for those wanting one. Now Stores
like EB and Gamestop will only get this in on December
14. For some strange reason stores like Best Buy and
Target and a few others got them in last week. Odd
but it happens and I was glad to be able to grab one
and be able to give owners of a DS the heads up on
it before it hits everywhere. It comes in the basic
off black and gray or a bright blue color, both with
the Nintendo DS logo. I personally think the black
and gray one looks better and the logo really jumps
out. Everything about this carry case has quality
written all over it. Each zipper is double stitched
and so is the strap. For those wanting a case for
Christmas you will want to ask for this model. It
also looks like in the US shipments will be limited.
The product is worth the price. Let's face it-for
less than 20.00 bucks you can save a lot of space
and protect your new investment. It also has a design
that sort of shows off the DS and everything is right
at your fingertips.
Nintendo DS System and Accessory Case (NDS15) holds
and protects Complete Nintendo DS Video Game System,
additional games and accessories. The clear game storage
section keeps your favorite Nintendo DS games easily
accessible while the inside mesh pockets hold games
and additional accessories. This Nintendo DS carrying
case also features a detatchable loop handle and adjustable