Waterfield’s PS Vita Case Review
With any portable gaming system there are certain things that are always a must have – one of them being a case. However, with the sheer volume of options for protective gear, it can be very difficult to choose the right case for you. Which one do you trust to protect your newest investment? Also, does the case only hold the portable, or have space for accessories as well? Is it easily carry-able, or bulky and obtrusive? Is the case pleasing to look at, or just plain hideous? With all the difficult decisions to make when picking the “right” case, the folks at Waterfield have attempted to make the decision easy and obvious with their newest product for the Vita, creatively named the PS Vita Case. Does the PS Vita Case offer comfort for your new gadget-baby? Let’s find out!
Right off the bat, let’s get aesthetics out of the way; this case is simply gorgeous. Once I received the case, I felt as if I had just been spoiled with a nice Coach wallet. It has a very thick, double-layered leather flap that comes in four different colors (Brown, Black, Kiwi or Orange) all on naturally-tanned leather. The rest of the case is made up of ballistic nylon that will take quite the fair share of abuse without fraying or becoming worn.
For the purpose of ‘the worst case scenario,’ I took the PS Vita Case outside and slightly (gasp!) dragged it along my driveway for a quick durability test. Aside from the odd looks from my neighbor, nothing bad happened. I was shocked and awed by the lack of damage or unraveling to the ballistic nylon. Keep in mind, this is the same material that my Grandfather’s World War II jacket is made of, so you can be sure it will stay looking new for quite some time.
The back of the case has a stretchable nylon pocket with a zipper that offers a spot to hold your in-ear headphones, or other small accessories of your choosing. There are three small pockets sewn on the inside of this pocket that will hold any extra Vita memory cards you may have. The zipper is a larger, heavy duty make to take on any neglect it has coming for being on a case. The face of the case with that nice leather flap I mentioned? It is secured with two oversized metal buttons that will not have your Vita shifting anywhere once placed inside. There are five slots for your Vita game cards that are extremely snug, with visible slots cut to help push the games in all the way, and slide out for easy switching of games.
The inside of the case is made of a very soft, scratch-free black material that keeps your Vita warm and cozy. The fit is tight, and at first I was worried for the little analog sticks that protrude from the system, but it doesn’t look like anything to be concerned with. The case flexes once the Vita is placed inside, so while a firm grip is there, the case doesn’t put a chokehold on your device. Waterfield also recognizes this tight fit, as they thoughtfully added a finger loop on the bottom of the case to offer support when grabbing your Vita out of the case, for your gaming on the go needs.
The PS Vita Case is lightweight despite its bulldozer-like construction. The sewing work all around the exterior and interior of the case has been given a onceover and I found no loose strings, excess fabric, or material to hinder its job. This is not a case you’d find at your local store, hanging on a hook. No, this case belongs in a handbag designer store. Please keep in mind as well that the Waterfield PS Vita Case isn’t completely indestructible and offers no complete guarantee that your Vita is 100% free of any mishandlings. It is designed to withstand drops and being placed in a backpack, but that doesn’t make it armor for your Vita. This in no way makes the case a bad investment for your Vita; it is just a more stylish, contemporary case than something offered from say NERF, or a hard plastic clamshell from MadCatz.
The craftsmanship in Waterfield’s PS Vita case is something to behold. What we have here is an extremely high-quality case for your high-quality handheld offering superior protection in a sleek and sexy stylized case. While some may wince at its price point at $49, I assure you that it’s a purchase you will not regret and you’ll find yourself wanting to grab a case from Waterfield for your smart phone, notebook and even 3DS in no time.
Wanderson75.net rates Waterfield’s PS Vita Case 5/5
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