With the Nintendo Switch being the latest craze, it’s no surprise that there are accessories coming out left and right. From both big and small companies, cases, shells, screen protectors, controllers and more are releasing, so it may be a bit hard to tell what to get. We are trying to make that a bit easier, and with TekBotics help, we have another Switch focused review for your reading pleasure. We recently got to check out their combo offering of both a carrying case and a travel bag, both of which were made with the Switch in mind. Since the products are sold as a pair, the review will cover both, starting with the Carrying Case.
There are many carrying cases out on the market right now, from Nintendo branded ones to third party sellers, both hard shell and soft shell. TekBotics version follows what is probably the most common style, being a rigid cloth makeup with a zipper and rounded edges on the zipper side. The case is not much bigger than the console itself, having a netted section to put the Switch on one fold and having slots for your physical game cards on the other fold. A simple but effective design, with a nearly identical shape and layout as a Nintendo one I purchased earlier this year. I was a bit bummed though, as all my other TekBotic products have a sense of flair and style to them, while this design is pretty basic, sporting just black and gray across the body with no logos of any sort. While disappointed, the products description offers a valid point that they avoided any kind of branding to help reduce theft possibilities. With the Switch being an expensive but small piece of popular equipment, this is definitely a good way to look at things. So while other carrying cases may have the upperhand in the looks department, in terms of durability I think Tekbotic has them beat. This case is rigid but not to a fault, coming off as a lot more durable and surely more shock resistant than others of a similar design. It feels more cushioned and firm, which backs the confidence of its protection.
As for the Travel Bag, it trades the rigid design for a softer and looser feel. I wish the rigid exterior had remained the same in the bag, as I would not feel comfortable putting a loose switch in there with the possibility of dropping it being in play. To remedy this, I wish the bag was about two inches wider, because the carrying case would fit just about flush in the bag, making the pair of accessories interchangeable and allowing them to work as one. The bag to has no sort of flair or design, which comes off as blander than the case because it kind of looks like a lunch box. That will definitely make it less likely to be stolen, but I am equally less likely to show it off because of that same reason. While soft, squishy, and not too visually appealing, it does have some adjustable compartment liners that allow you to customize the space inside to your liking. These too could be a bit firmer, but allow you to organize how you see fit, making space for your Switch, a spare charger, your dock, or whatever else you want to tailor the space for.
The carrying case is definitely strong suit of the bundle, and at only $20 for the pair, you can consider the carrying bag a nice bonus. While I could use a bit more flair, even if it is just a Tekbotic logo, the ensemble is still pretty solid. It may not be the carrying case or travel bag for everyone, but at this price for 2 accessories, it’s easier to recommend.
*Note: These products were provided by TekBotic for the purposes of the review
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