Originally Posted by Enuf
Get the Vault case for real good protection & the Pull Go folio as the best overall case. Walmart s the place for the USB, headset & car adaptor since they're all on perm rollback. They also have the 12 game/1 memory card holder for $4. Stay away from the official Sony starters kit the pouch is just that a pouch everything else in it is weak.
GS has the official portable charger for $30 & per Sony memory cards will see a price cut this yr.
I got the official Sony starters kit and it has worked great for me. The front screen protector is really good, and I really like the game carrying case as well (8 games/2 memory card slots). The pouch is definitely a pouch, but it will protect it from scratches and dings when it's in there, it just won't protect it from any sort of fall. Also got a 4GB memory card in it, which I now have 3 of, and with a little bit of planning, can easily use to balance my memory needs.
I don't know how much it retails for, but I got it for $25 from Amazon before Black Friday and have been extremely happy with it.
OP - If you set the Vita down gently, I have no idea how it would pick up dings on the back. If you're absolutely terrified of that happening, set it down on a small towel or something.