DS Lite NERF Armor
Nerf to the rescue!
I have twins boys that are all boy-meaning they are rough and tumble and they would rather take something apart to see what is inside than take someone's word for it. These boys have a daily demolition derby in the front room. This year I have gotten them both a Nintendo DS for Christmas. They knew that it was coming and were excited. I thought they would really be happy, but was concerned that they would drop the unit or just not be as conscious as to where it landed. The nerf cover is really great for me to have on their game systems. The charger and stylus are easily accessible, along with the controls. I have much more confidence allowing the boys to play with them at anytime. I also feel that having the nerf case on there makes the unit a little easier for them to grip. The case is on quite securely and I have no fear that I will find it lying on the floor or tossed in the closet like so many of the other cases that I have bought. I can see where this may be hard to get off, but right now, I am ecstatic that it is there to protect and hopefully keep all my DSs in the house happy!
great for kids!!
I bought my 5 year old son the nintendo ds for christmas and this was a must have! He has dropped it and the nerf kept the nintendo ds from breaking. I can see that adults may not like this product but it has been the best for my son. I would recommend this product for anyone who has kids that play the ds. It will save you money in the long run. It is a cheap and efficient, you cannot beat the durability. There were several colors to choose from and it was easy to put on the nintendo ds. My don has not had trouble using it, some may think it is too bulky but it is cushy and has a sleek design. They should have come out with this some time ago, I could have used this for the game boy advance as well. If something happens to this one I will buy another.
I won't lie - I was a little leery when I bought this. I was expecting just another mediocre product. But man was I surprised when I opened it up and put it on. It was so simple to put the case on. It literally just snaps onto the Nintendo DS Lite. And as for the comfort level, it is off the charts. I've never felt anything like this on a handheld device before. As for the durability, I've already dropped my poor Nintendo DS Lite a few times, and when I do so, the NERF Armor just laughs at me! It barely even makes a mark in the padding. My Nintendo DS is still virtually in mint condition with this thing on. Also, it comes in four colors: purple, pink, yellow, and blue thus giving your Nintendo DS Lite a completely new look. I own an Onyx Black Nintendo DS Lite with a purple NERF Armor case and it looks awesome. All in all I give this product 5 stars. There really is nothing bad I can say about it!
ESSENTIAL if you have a DS and kids
I've read the bad reviews, and I can say that the problems most of them encountered can be easily avoided (none of mine smelled, so I can't say much for that complaint). First, don't ever try to remove this product from the DS without sacrificing it. Once it's on, it's on and cannot be removed without either destroying the Nerf Armor, or the DS. Get yourself some wire snips and go to work tearing it off the DS bit by bit. This way, you save the DS, which is altogether more expensive to replace. It can be done with the proper tools and care. That said, it has saved at least two of my son's DS's, and is a MUST BUY if you plan on getting a DS for a young child. The first Nintendo DS I bought, I didn't have the Nerf Armor. The DS lasted under a month (no kidding), when my son broke it in two. Whereas the old Gameboy's would live through a nuclear explosion, conversely the DS is quite delicate. The player itself really can't take much abuse, so the Nerf Armor is absolutely needed. I've had Nerf Armor on my sons' DS's (age 5 and 8), and after replacing the first round of Nerf Armor (it can get beaten up and need replacing after 6 months or so), I've seen what looks like perfectly new and unblemished DS's underneath. It's as if they've never been used. Perfect. I can say without reservation that the Nerf Armor has been worth it and is ESSENTIAL if you have young children. Just be prepared to have to tear the Nerf Armor to shreds in order to remove it from the DS.
I absolutely love this product! Our older girl was given a DS w/the Nerf protector when she was 5 years old (she's now 11). It's been dropped, bounced and kicked (accidently of course) I can't tell you how many times. She got a DS I for Christmas/Birthday this last year and we went right out and bought one for it. Our 3 year old daughter now has the original DS and it's still going strong - drops, bouncing and all. People stop us quite often asking where they can get one because their child is now on their 2nd or 3rd game system because it's been dropped & broken (What a waste). There has never been an odor but it does need a little larger bag to hold it. Well that's all right, we girls always carry a purse and the boys we know always carry a backpack. lol
I am a 47 year old mother of 2 . My kids and I both got DS lites for chirstmas 2 years ago. Since then, I have gone through at least 8 to 10 cases until I found the NERF Armour. I LOVE IT. First off, I like the look of it and the protection in gives to my DS is phenomonal. Next, I love the fact that ALL the ports are open no matter if I am charging, playing a ds game or a game boy game, I do not have to remove the ds from the case to do any of these things, I can also access my stylus easily without removing the DS from the case. The fact that all the ports were not accessible with other cases and that I had to remove my ds from its case just to charge it was very frustrating to me. Now I dont have to worry about it my DS is protected at ALL TIMES. I love the colors it comes in and it makes my DS more comfortable to hold and play for any length of time. I would definitly recommend this to anyone that is trying to find the perfect case.
broken DS after trying to remove Nerf Armor
I purchased the Nerf Armor for my Child's Nintendo DS. In the beginning it was a good choice. The Nerf armor started to fall apart after 2 months so I decided to remove it from the DS. The armor does not come off easily and during the process it snapped the DS in two. Now I have a broken DS and a child whom is very upset and sad. I don't have money to replace my son's DS. Nintendo won't replace the DS because it's not a product they recommend people using on their DS's. Nerf won't take reponsibily for the broken DS either. I strongly recommend against buying this product. Your child will be upset then their DS is broken because the armor is not in anyway easy to remove. I hope people have better luck with the product than me. If I had to do it all over again, I would never buy this product
It’s ugly, but comfortable
I am probably not the average gamer. As someone over 25 and many playing brain age one of the problems that I have had with the DS from the moment I got it is that the system is just a little too thin to be comfortable when I hold it for more then 10-15 min. When I was in the local game stop I noticed this and decided to give it a try figuring that at worst I would be out a few bucks and at best I would be able to do a sudoku without having to put the system down for a while. I can't begin to describe how comfortable the Nerf case is, it adds just the right amount of thickness and padding to make holding the DS easy for adult sized hands. I can’t say how the case would work for its intended use but then I have never felt the need to throw the DS around to find out. It is somewhat ugly by my taste but probably a good fit for kids under 14. The only problem that I have had with it is the part for the top cover is fairly heavy, with that part on the screen will not stay open when I am in bed holding it upside down unless it is at the fully open position.
Best thing since sliced bread
Dropped my ds lite out a second floor scaffolding and broke it; bought another with nerf cover; yup did the same thing- it survived intack nothing wrong!!! enough said. Couldn't wait for it to finally come out on Dsi; glad it did, yup-nerf armor on that one too!!!
I Love Nerf Armor
I had to buy the nerf armor for the Ds Lite. Once the nerf armor was put on it never came off. I have had the same one on the system for years. I love this product. It's great!