Rated 10 out of 10 by Supermom8924 AWSOME PRODUCT!
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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by cardex 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by imhotintheshade NERF Armor!
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!
Rated 10 out of 10 by onesoul_mate 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!
Rated 10 out of 10 by cookin' mama Nerf
This is an awesome gift for kids and birthdays and any other special occasion. I got this for my child's teacher and he/she loved it! He she used it all the time! I got one for child! He/She kept on dropping the D.S. but the Nerf kept it clean and strong! I took the Nerf off to check if the D.S. was damaged and it was in perfectly good shape! The Nerf was so easy to take off and it is nice if you want to change colors! I don't know how long the Nerf can last because we are still using it! I mean he/she is still using it! Ha ha ha ha! We had the Nerf for about 3 yrs! Isn't that durable! So I suggest this is the best D.S. cover someone could get! I really love Nerf! Even ol' grandma loves it! Silly ain't it? No, it ain't! She has her own D.S. and has about 7 Nerfs! She thought that if one wears out she'll always have another one but so far she was only able to use one! Wowsa!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Brooks Got it elsewhere early
I got one of these at "another" retailer that somehow got them before the release date. Just picked it up off the shelf. I got an orange one, and it's amazing. I now have a DS Lite, and I used to have a regular DS, so my carry case is a bit larger. My Lite in this nerf armor still fits in the case. ALL buttons and necessary spots are open to use, for example, I can still get my stylus out and put it back in with ease! I can't accidentially turn on the DS as it protects the power switch. I have large hands, and found holding my Lite a little more difficult than the original DS, but with this case, I have alot to grab onto. It has a textured finish on it, so holding it securly is easy. The DS closes properly with this case! I GIVE IT A 5 OUT OF 5... TWO THUMBS UP... A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE WHO USES THEIR DS IN LOCATIONS OTHER THAN LAYING IN BED!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by hardasanut The only thing that stands out is it's added DS ruggedness
For anybody amazed by this product's playthrough (leave in case to play) ability, the Joytech's ArmorLite Case for the DS is a playthrough accessory, and it happens to be clear "cheap sunglasses" quality plastic. It'll protect from scratches, but not as much as this Nerf product does for drops/bumps. However, the ArmorLite is about as form-fitting as I've found to keep the DS lite slim while adding just a bit of bulk to make it more holdable. Anybody more adventurous can look up "Shock! DS Lite Replacement cases", actually replacement *bodies* for the DS lite that leaves your DS the same shape but with different colors or even a really uber chrome metal that also resists scratching. Still, I gotta give it up for the probably increased dropability this Nerf case provides, even if it's chunky looking.
Rated 1 out of 10 by smilecme 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
Rated 10 out of 10 by MrsPeterPan Wonderful Product!
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
Rated 1 out of 10 by Damaged ROSE :( DAMAGED MY DS LITE
I just bought the Metallic Rose DS Lite on Saturday. That very next morning I decided to buy a case to protect it, since it is going to be in my backpack and I do a lot of traveling. Unfortunately I chose to get the NERF Armor. First off, it smells! It left a very bad odor in my backpack and the odor just lingers. Second when I removed my Ds from it, it DAMAGED MY NEW DS LITE!!!! I only had the case on the DS for 3 hours and it never left my computer desk. The "Armor" scraped the paint off the back and it left dents where it latched on. I would not recommend this product to anyone who wants their ds to be in mint condition!!! It is to bad thought because I loved the look and the feel it has but the case is suppose to protect from damage not be the cause of it!!!!!!