WaterField, a San-Francisco-based accessory maker, has unveiled its latest premium Switch storage solution, the 'Dash Express'.
Available for both the original Switch model and the Switch Lite, this new case is said to offer an "ultra-light, sleek" solution for taking your console out and about, either as a standalone case or for placing inside a bag. It protects your Switch with the Joy-Con still attached and is made from water-resistant, Italian 'Forza' fabric lined with a padded, plush liner.
We've featured designs from WaterField on the site before, often recommending them to anyone with a particularly large budget for their console accessories. This new case is actually the most affordable in their Switch range, coming in at a still-pretty-pricey $39. Still, if you put a pre-order in before 15th July, you'll also receive a complimentary leather four-cartridge game holder worth $10 at no extra cost.
Dash Express Switch Case Features:
- Featherweight and slim at only 2.2 oz and .5 inches thick.
- Unique, water-resistant “Forza” material with an ultra-plush, padded liner — as soft as a puppy’s ear — protect the handheld from dings and scratches. (Also available in black ballistic nylon or tan waxed canvas.)
- Simple elastic band keeps Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite securely inside and keeps the case slim.
- Customizable add-on options include a leather 4-cartridge game holder that fits into the case (complimentary with preorders through 7/15), a carabiner, and/or a leather wrist loop.
- Designed and handcrafted in WaterField’s San Francisco sewing studio.
Pre-orders are expected to ship on 17th July and there are a number of different colours and optional extras to choose from. Make sure to let us know if you're a fan of these premium Switch cases with a comment below.
This does not look like practical protection.
Sliding the system into the pouch sideways is likely to catch the analogue sticks on the Joy-Cons and do damage to them, unless the lining really is as plush as it claims.
The soft fabric approach probably offers no protection for the screen's device if pressed against.
@RupeeClock and let's not forget the clumsy consumer like myself leaving it on the table and dropping it onto a concrete floor or pavement
Loving this one. It does a perfect job of protecting the Switch while also looking very fashionable. I hate the big bulky cases that treat you like a kid. I'm an adult, I can take proper care of my Switch, I don't need training wheels no more senior.
I know it's just for the Lite but the official Nintendo case is so elegant. And if you own a gray colored Lite it is color matched perfectly.
It's like I can see the joycon drift starting, just looking at the picture!
Can I have one meat and potato pasty to go with that as well then please.
Not for me , would prefer it cover yhe whole thing
How does this protect my sticks when I carry it in my bag on the train?
This seems designed for people who don’t take their switch outdoors...
I’m going to be blunt...it looks crap
It's a piece of clothe with a Velcro strap. My friend could make this - better - in like 10 minutes with their sewing machine.
And let me guess, they're gonna charge like 40+ dollars for it?
Waterfield's previous products have all been out of my reach. This one, I could afford.
The only problem is, Waterfield's previous products were all beautifully designed, elegantly crafted items that were (debatably) worth the price. This is a cloth rectangle with an elastic strap, that a moderately crafty kid could make in an hour.
@RupeeClock Shouldn't matter how plush it is. Either it'll catch on the way in, the way out, or both. It's unavoidable due to friction. However, it may be possible to squeeze the edges so that it won't catch depending on how much room there is on the inside.
Such a markup on these. By my calculations, they make around $3000 off two meters of fabric.
Can't wait to hold my switch pouch the wrong way so my switch can fall out and break!
I prefer my case that gives far more protection and space for charging cord and games.
Have no idea the name but it’s a square gray box with section for the joycons as well, separated.
Was like $20
Personally I go for the Tomtoc cases. Light, slim and pretty much bomb proof. (Or good enough to protect it from my clumsiness anyway.)
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