Given how laborious it’s to return by, it is little shock that the Analogue Pocket has change into a treasured object for these fortunate sufficient to personal one. With that in thoughts, it goes with out saying that some type of safety is so as – particularly if you are going to be, , carrying this factor round with you, so thank goodness for the abilities peeps over at WaterField Designs. As we reported not so way back, they’ve cooked up a neat little $49 pouch which is the best substitute for Analogue’s official hard-shell case (which is just actually good for placing your console on show).
The pouch is available in black, blue, inexperienced and pink (as you possibly can see, we have opted for the quite swanky pink model) and we are able to verify the “high-performance textile” used for the skin is ready to face up to bumps and scrapes with relative ease – though, as a result of it is not a ‘hard-shell’ design, we might keep away from making use of too a lot strain to the pouch because it might end in harm to the console. You will not need to be putting this on the backside of a bag stuffed with different heavy gadgets, for instance.
The internal lining is the true star right here, although; marketed as being “as comfortable as a pet’s ear” by WaterField, it actually does do the job; it is extremely comfortable and plush. There is not any hazard of your loved one Analogue Pocket getting marked or scratched whereas it is ensconced inside this pouch.
The pouch makes use of a magnetic closure system which initially appears a bit of impractical; the truth that all that’s required to ‘shut’ the pouch is a delicate pinch will be considerably disconcerting to start with, however we are able to fortunately verify that after closed, the pouch will solely open whenever you need it to. Even holding it the wrong way up and vigorously shaking it does not make the console slip out.
The one different characteristic of observe is the zipper compartment that permits you to retailer additional gadgets, resembling carts, charging cables or different components. We discovered this to be a bit of comfortable; you are solely prone to match a few Game Boy cartridges in there, and the Game Gear cartridge adapter nearly matches by itself. When you’re on the lookout for one thing roomier, then you definitely’ll most likely need to go for WaterField’s bigger (and dearer) carry case.
Regardless of considerations in regards to the quantity of cupboard space this pouch presents, we’re happy to report that it is the traditional story on the subject of WaterField merchandise. Positive, the worth may not be palatable to everybody, however what you are getting on your fifty bucks is a well-made pouch that can supply ample safety on your funding.
Due to WaterField Designs for supplying the Analogue Pocket Pouch used on this characteristic.