Top positive review
Excellent High Quality Case Holds it All
December 15, 2015
I own another Smatree case and found it to be very thoughtfully designed with high quality materials so when I saw that they made a case for the New 3DS XL, I didn't hesitate to order it. The case I was using for my New 3DS XL was a little snug with the shell case I used on my device and only had enough room for the New 3DS XL and maybe a cable.
The case is very nice and spacious. The materials used seem high quality and durable and it is made very well from stitching to the zipper. The zipper was a little sticky half way through but it is not bad and does not get stuck. The case offers enough room for the New 3DS XL to sit comfortably with Tomee XL Crystal case attached. It also has a flap that can hold 8 3DS very snuggly(maybe a little too much) and seems to keep the system more in place in the case instead of loosely sit. On the top portion in a zip pouch which has enough room for a charging cable, a thin wall wort, a wipe cloth, some extra styluses, and a game or two. It basically has enough room for all your 3DS needs. It also includes a loose sleeve with an elastic pocket that is meant to hold onto your 3DS in the case. The fit is a bit tight but it did fit with the Tomee Crystal case and might offer a little more protection in the case. I don't really see the necessity of this piece and will likely use the case without it.
The outside of the case is a soft rubbery feeling material that doesn't pick up dust or hold fingerprints. It has a raised Smatree "S" symbol on it which looks very nice and simplistic. There are two high quality zippers with the Smatree branding and a loop with a carabiner attached matching the black with red accent color scheme. The shell case is appropriately and satisfyingly rigid and looks to provide good protection in bags or holding it loose.
If you're looking for a case to carry all your 3DS XL gear, then I believe this to be the one you should get. A lot of companies make these shell cases with little thought or care. Smatree does not cut corners and puts themselves entirely into making a high quality and fully functional case. The price is about twice as much as the cheaper ones on Amazon at ~$21 but you get far more than double the quality and value in my opinion. It seems ridiculous to be impressed with a case but this case is impressive and easy to recommend.