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#1 orntar

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

I don't know if you're like me, but when a new device comes out, my quest for an affordable case that is pretty slim begins.

Sony Carry case
Retail: $19.99
Pros: Converts into a stand
Cons: Doesn't look very protective

Sony Travel pouch
Retail: $19.99
Pros: Can carry all your crap
Cons: Very large

Sony starter kit pouch
Retail: $39.99
Pros: Very small
Cons: Too small to be very protective

Hori Vita hard case - Blue
Hori Vita hard case - Black
Retail: $14.99
Pros: Inexpensive and presumable pretty nice
Cons: Kinda fugly, apparently stinky

HORI PS Vita Face Cover
Retail: $13
Pros: Hard case for throwing around
Cons: Makes vita bulkier

Thrustmaster VIP
Retail: $24.99

PDP crystal case

Retail: $19.99
Pros: Hard case, so very protective
Cons: It's a hard case

PDP Pull and Go
Retail: $29.99
Pros: convenient and protective
Cons: price

PDP Nerf Armor
Retail: $14.99
Pros: Proterctive
Cons: Ugly

CTA Travel EVA case
Retail: $9.99
Pros: Cheap, Looks nice
Cons: Also looks a bit low quality

CTA EVA Graphic case
Retail: $12.99
Pros: Same as CTA Travel case
Cons: Same as CTA Travel case and kinda fugly

DreamGEAR Playstation Vita 4 in 1 Case Bundle
Retail: $15

Red Samurai PSVita starter kit
Retail: $24.99
Pros: Good value
Cons: No name brand


***Import cases***

mKeeper - Gento Game Console Case
Pros: Looks fairly protective and soft
Cons: look not for everyone

***Ebay Cases***

eBay
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Who knows about quality

***NLA?***

Sony First edition case
Retail: $$$

Pelican Hard case pic 1pic 2

Thrustmaster Uncharted case
Retail: $34.99

Thrustmaster SPF
Retail: $29.99

Bigben fabric pouch
Retail: $7.49

Madcatz Vita Armorplay
Retail: $9.99

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#2 bkforyou

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:06 PM

The one that comes with the starter kit looks like the sleeve you got when you purchased the original PSP. I'll prob pick up the starter kit for the sleeve and have that on around the house and double wrap it with travel pouch when I take it on the go.

starter kit + travel pouch for me.



ps: that hori case looks slick but i'd like to see how the inside looks.

#3 leungw

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

that hori case looks slick but i'd like to see how the inside looks.



http://www.hori.jp/p...psv_toughpouch/

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

I'll probably end up going with the PDP hard case. I usually play these things at home anyway.

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#5 chriscolbert

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

I was JUST researching this and I think I'm sold on this Rocketfish one:

http://www.futuresho...1/10190755.aspx

I'll be getting it at Best Buy ($19.99) but this was the only place I could find a picture of it and if you click the "gallery" link you will see how it's laid out. I don't plan on having that many games so the fact that it has the built-in storage is pretty cool.
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#6 iamthekiller

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

The first edition case looks really nice.. I can't justify the first edition price though. Most other cases look cheesy or ugly.

It'd be nice if a playgear pocket case comes out for vita. It was my favorite for the original psp.

#7 Pend

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:53 PM

Good listing but don't forget this:
Hori Hard Pouch:http://translate.goo.../psv_hardpouch/
Also more on the Hori Tough Pouch:http://translate.goo...psv_toughpouch/

#8 Pend

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

Couple more I didn't see mentioned:
Thrustmaster S.P.F Case:http://www.amazon.co...28292750&sr=8-1
Thrustmaster V.I.P Case:http://www.amazon.co...28292750&sr=8-2
Also saw for the S.P.F case they are doing an Uncharted one:http://www.psvitahub...-resistant.html

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:27 PM

Oh shit, I love that SPF case. Might grab that one instead.

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#10 pjb16

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:38 AM

Just ordered the Hori hard case (tough pouch on Pend's post). Wish I coulda got red, but settled on Blue since that's the only one available on Feb. 22nd according to Amazon. If the Hori hard pouch (from Pend's post) ever comes up for order before the 22nd, I'll switch to that one.

#11 omyard

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:25 PM

I had the Hori hard case on order with Play Asia, but I just canceled it to get the PDP cae, but that Uncharted case looks pretty nice too.

#12 illmatic21

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:02 AM

The first edition case looks like the best one to me. It would be silly if they didn't sell that separately at some point.

The SPF case looks nice too. I'm assuming the little spots on the top sides are for accessories? I'd like to get a case that can hold the AC adapter along with a couple games/memory cards. If it can, that one looks like a great option. I'm not sure how big the Vita's power adapter is though. Might be too big for that.

#13 chicagocubsfan

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:09 AM

damn that uncharted case is awesome.

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#14 mrx001

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:11 AM

Anyone recommend a good PSVita man purse.

#15 chicagocubsfan

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

I ended up getting the uncharted case from zavvi for about $31 shipped. hopefully it comes within a week after I get my vita.

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#16 Pend

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

pbj16 glad i can help out, the hard pouch is similar to the one i'm using on my psp. Can't decided so getting both myself and buying an extra first edition case. The thrustmaster cases look good but don't think it would fit the ps vita with a full shield and protect frame like the others. mrx001 not a man purse but a messenger i'm looking into is:
Waterfield Cargo:http://www.sfbags.co...cargo/cargo.htm
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#17 pjb16

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:32 PM

Not sure if I'll end up keeping this order through fullfillment, but I just ordered a silicone case too for the Vita (from Hori):

http://www.amazon.co...s00_i00_details

I've had silicone cases for 2 of my last 3 phones, and really loved them. Not sure I'll need it for the PSV though, I'm still mulling it over.

#18 Tetsugen

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:51 AM

The first edition case is actually available seperately in Japan. The hori hard case looks pretty goofy in blue but awesome in black/red.

#19 chriscolbert

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:18 AM

Not sure if I'll end up keeping this order through fullfillment, but I just ordered a silicone case too for the Vita (from Hori):

http://www.amazon.co...s00_i00_details

I've had silicone cases for 2 of my last 3 phones, and really loved them. Not sure I'll need it for the PSV though, I'm still mulling it over.


I really like the idea of this but I'm wondering if it will keep it from fitting in any of the hard cases. It shouldn't be that thick but I would imagine that the hard cases don't allow any wiggle room.
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#20 pjb16

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:01 AM

The first edition case is actually available seperately in Japan. The hori hard case looks pretty goofy in blue but awesome in black/red.

Agreed about looking goofy in blue, but I'm not too concerned.

I really like the idea of this but I'm wondering if it will keep it from fitting in any of the hard cases. It shouldn't be that thick but I would imagine that the hard cases don't allow any wiggle room.


I can't speak for most cases, but the hori website (japanese) says that the Vita can fit in the hard pouch while wearing the silicone sleeve at least.

#21 iamthekiller

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

The "first edition" case that comes with the bundle appears to be unique. There are similar looking ones from play-asia, but they don't appear to be the same clam shell design.

chicagocubsfan, thanks for pointing out that zavvi site. They're the only place that will ship a thrustmaster hard case (the glasses style case) to the USA. Got it shipped to the USA for about $22 shipped.

#22 chicagocubsfan

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:48 PM

The "first edition" case that comes with the bundle appears to be unique. There are similar looking ones from play-asia, but they don't appear to be the same clam shell design.

chicagocubsfan, thanks for pointing out that zavvi site. They're the only place that will ship a thrustmaster hard case (the glasses style case) to the USA. Got it shipped to the USA for about $22 shipped.

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#23 orntar

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:10 AM

the red hori case release date was updated.
http://www.amazon.co...29016187&sr=8-5

#24 Ecofreak

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:06 PM

damn that uncharted case is awesome.


Totally agreed. I'll need to consider picking it up.
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#25 pjb16

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

the red hori case release date was updated.
http://www.amazon.co...29016187&sr=8-5


That's black.

Thanks though, I canceled my blue and order this one.

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#26 iamthekiller

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

I'm still sticking with the thrustmaster hard case (the glasses style case), but the bumper case looks pretty nice:
http://www.gadget-as...umper-case.html

#27 KALEL114

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

I got this one from yesasia. It's an Hori case that looks similar to the FEB case. Not bad for $22 shipped.

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http://www.yesasia.c...-0-en/info.html

#28 chimpmeister

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

I got this one from yesasia. It's an Hori case that looks similar to the FEB case. Not bad for $22 shipped.

http://www.yesasia.c...-0-en/info.html


That looks like a very nice clamshell case, similar to the FEB bundle case (which I like). I just copped out and ordered the Vita travel pouch, mainly because it holds a lot of extra stuff; but I could see getting the one you ordered, or the FEB case if it is ever sold separately.

Vita Travel Pouch:

http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846

#29 iamthekiller

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:14 PM

Sorry, but those cases look like cheap flea market ripoffs compared to the first edition bundle clamshell, despite the vita travel pouch being an official Sony product.

Next to the first edition clamshell, this is the nicest case:
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:16 PM

That looks like a very nice clamshell case, similar to the FEB bundle case (which I like). I just copped out and ordered the Vita travel pouch, mainly because it holds a lot of extra stuff; but I could see getting the one you ordered, or the FEB case if it is ever sold separately.

Vita Travel Pouch:

http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846


I almost got that pouch until I stumbled upon the case I got. I really like the extra space the pouch has, but the Hori case has a hard outer shell. It was a tough choice, but I went with the Hori in the end. Either one is a great choice. Ideally, I would want the FEB case though. I just don't think they will sell it separately.