Logitech PlayGear Pocket Lite (DS) review: Logitech PlayGear Pocket Lite (DS)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.0
  • Design: 5.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good Durable, solid plastic case for Nintendo DS Lite; includes space for storing four DS games; provides access to all ports and controls; improves DS ergonomics for those with larger hands; inexpensive.

The Bad Adds considerable bulk; DS Lite clamshell design precludes the need for a case.

The Bottom Line The Logitech PlayGear Pocket Lite is a perfectly good case for the DS Lite, but many will find it to be unnecessary overkill for the already durable Nintendo handheld.

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Back in 2005, Logitech released a carrying case for the Sony PSP called the PlayGear Pocket. The hard plastic clamshell provided protection for the PSP's big and beautiful screen, and even made that portable system a bit more comfortable to hold during long gaming sessions. Logitech has since reissued the PlayGear Pocket for newer, slimmer PSP 2000 and PSP 3000 models. And, for good measure, the company has now released a version for the Nintendo DS Lite dubbed, appropriately, the PlayGear Pocket Lite.

This clamshell is made of hard, clear plastic, but it's lined with firm, white foam rubber, so it appears to be predominantly snow white. If that's too boring for you, the good news is that the rubber lining slips out, allowing you to slide your own artwork between the plastic and the foam, thereby customizing the look of the case. That's why Logitech describes the product as skinnable. The company even throws in plastic templates, so you can cut photos or printouts to fit perfectly into the case.

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Logitech PlayGear Pocket Lite (DS)

Part Number: 943-000011 Released: Sep 22, 2008
MSRP: $19.99 Low Price: $4.99 See all prices

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  • Release date Sep 22, 2008