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Gaming Accessories

These swanky Nintendo Switch cases aren't on sale for Black Friday

WaterField Designs makes some very adult-looking cases for portable game consoles that rarely, if ever, go on sale.

Waterfield makes four cases for the Switch. The Arcade and CitySlicker are on the left, the Multiplayer Pro is in the middle and the Pouch is on the right.

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I was a fan of WaterField Designs' CitySlicker case for the Sony PlayStation Vita, so when I heard the San Francisco bag and case maker was selling new protective containers for the Nintendo Switch, I decided I'd better check them out. However this being Black Friday/Cyber Monday week, I was hoping WaterField might have some sort of sale that I could alert CNET readers to since its cases aren't cheap.

"Are you guys having any Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales I can tie my post into?" I asked the company's PR rep via email.

"Sorry," she wrote back, "no sales or gimmicks -- just best quality Made in USA bags we can create for best prices we can afford. Sounds corny, but that's how we operate."

Ah, shucks. I tried.

Anyway, WaterField does make some nice Switch cases. With their full-grain leather and waxed canvas parts exteriors -- and plush interiors -- they're clearly more geared toward "professionals" and hipsters than kids. But judging from the people I see playing on the New York City, there are plenty of professionals who own Switches.

I'm still and fan of the CitySlicker ($79), but I'm also partial to the more minimalist Pouch ($50) and the new Arcade ($109), which is fairly compact but holds more accessories, though not the Switch Dock. To properly pack that dock and additional accessories you'd need the Multiplayer Pro case ($149). All the cases are available in a few different colors and WaterField does offer an international shipping option.

Unfortunately, I can't offer you any deals at this time. But at least you don't have to worry about rushing out to buy any of this stuff right now because it's on sale.