If you're in the market for some extra accessories to go with your fancy, new Nintendo Switch Lite - and if you don't mind handing over a few quid to do just that - these new cases from WaterField might be exactly what you're after.
We've featured WaterField's products on the site several times before, largely thanks to the fact that they cater to people who prefer a smarter, less-obvious approach when taking their Switch out and about. This new range of Switch Lite cases is no different, giving you a way to take your console outside safely without showing off the expensive goods contained within.
The images you can see above are of the Slip Case, available from WaterField's site for $59 (we told you these were premium products). You can check out a feature list for these below, but there are also new Switch Lite versions of WaterField's previous designs for the original Switch - the Cityslicker and the Pouch.
- Available in: locally-manufactured colorful Luna textiles with a water- and stain-repellent Nanotex finish; black ballistic nylon; and brown waxed canvas.
-Ultra plush liner—as soft as a puppy’s ear—protects the handheld and accessories.
- Two interior pockets hold games, charging cable, and earbuds.
- Pocket placement protects joysticks from impact.
- Unique, full-length, magnetic closure quietly secures contents.
- Switch Lite can remain inside the Slip Case while connected to an exterior charger.
- Bottom swath of premium leather serves as an easy grip when removing the console.
The original run of the Slip Case has already sold out, so any orders you make now are expected to ship by 4th October.
Make sure to let us know if you decide to treat yourself to one of these in the comments below.
I use Anello woman handbag to carry my Switch. Cheaper and i can get Blue color.
These are very nice looking. Would be perfect for carrying around in my purse. Would definitely buy this if I had the Lite instead of the launch Switch.
That is a gorgeous case. Can't decide if I wanna buy one or make one.
I thought the two main reasons for buying a Switch Lite instead of a real Switch were the cost and the size. You could buy a full AAA major release game for the same price as this case, and this case makes the Switch Lite significantly larger. This case negates both the budget argument and the size argument.
Also the case looks soft I have serious doubts it would do a good job protecting the Switch in a backpack or purse/shoulder bag. If you're looking for a case for either model of the Switch you should really be looking at a hard body case. Otherwise there is very little point? You want a strong hard body outside to protect the Switch from other objects in the bag, and to keep the buttons/analogue sticks from being pressed, and you want the case nice and soft in the inside to prevent scratching and cushion any potential impacts. Plenty of cases on the market do that for much less cost.
You're just paying for the name brand.
@Heavyarms55 For your argument on size and budget to hold water, you would have to assume that someone is NOT buying a case for a standard sized Switch. The equivalent Cityslicker case for the OG Switch costs 80 dollars (which is a AAA game AND a good indie) and also makes the system even more bulky.
I won't argue your points on the softness of the case because I think those are valid except to say that not everyone crams their bags full of stuff to mash their Switch against. For some people this is probably plenty.
The cost comes from the materials being used and it all being handstitched. While their bags are nice, I don't think Waterfield is a brand big enough that people are buying for the name alone.
Looks nice, I got their case for the standard Switch. I got a cheap Hori case ordered for my Switch Lite but this looks a lot nicer.
I love Waterfield Quality. Excellent customer service too!
Love my city slicker for my New 3DS. When I get my switch light I'll definitely be picking up a new city slicker
looks like a pencil case
@Heavyarms55 I have their Cityslicker case for the Switch and it is truly a fantastic case for the Switch, far above and beyond anything else I got which was a Hori case and an Amazon hard case. It offers a kind of padding and protection that you simply don't see on cheaper cases and it is perfect for putting in my backpack or a travel bag. They are very pricey but the quality is there.
These look ok but I'll stick with a TomToc Slim Case.
@Heavyarms55 I have the full sized case for my original Switch and the switch is more than protected enough in it. It’s not a hard case but the materials are thick, well padded and well constructed. It’s not hard but the case holds its shape and doesn’t flex readily.
As for the size argument, someone else addressed it but an original switch case is still larger. The smaller consoles also as much about being lighter when in actual use (outside the case)...it’s still too big to be pocket friendly so in transit will likely warrant a bag.
Handcrafted leathers at a premium isn’t for everyone but personally I have no regrets with my case over something that absolutely would feel cheaper if I was to buy based on price. Not to say the cheaper options are bad, but this one is super nice and if you are buying this console to be portable maybe one can justify the cost for a nice travel case as a once off for a console some people will keep for years, maybe decades. I know I can.
I love the look of their cases, but their shipping is really expensive to EU, and that's without import tax.
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