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User Info: JRS511

JRS511
5 years ago#1
I just got a 3DS XL which I love but my hands start to ache after a few hours of continuous play.

Any suggestions on a comfortable grip I can use?

I was thinking of getting the Circle Pad Pro. Is it worth it?
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User Info: awful_swill

awful_swill
5 years ago#2
im searching too. i know the CPP probably feels more comfortable, but if the game doesnt support it, not sure if its worth it since it makes it harder to reach some of the buttons.

User Info: JKSonic

JKSonic
5 years ago#3
I do NOT recommend the CCP for that purpose. The problem is that for games that don't support it, none of the buttons work. What that means is you have to reach over the new "R" button to reach the original one. I have pretty big hands, and even for me that's very awkward.

I've tried a few different brands and BY FAR the best ones I've used are these - http://www.amazon.com/DreamGEAR-Nintendo-3DS-XL-Comfort-Grip/dp/B008XHCLFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389041862&sr=8-1&keywords=3ds+xl+comfort+grip

What I recommend is buying some at a store someplace (I mean you can always return on Amazon too) and try them out and if you don't like them return them. For me it offered the best mix of actually fitting the unit, being "slip free" and making it feel like a console controller.
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JRS511
5 years ago#4
Thanks. I will look into that.

So the CPP disables some of the buttons when connected?
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User Info: JKSonic

JKSonic
5 years ago#5
JRS511 posted...
Thanks. I will look into that.

So the CPP disables some of the buttons when connected?


Not on the actual 3DS no, but on the CPP, yes. If a game doesn't support the CPP, then none of the buttons on the CPP work. The way it's set up is that it has extra buttons on it so you don't have to reach over the unit to hit the "R" button located on the 3DS itself. If the CPP isn't supported though, that's what you have to do.

If you're getting it mainly as a grip, I'd highly recommend just about anything else...will be cheaper and work better as a grip.
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coldwine
5 years ago#6
Wow, that Dreamgear unit is a beast, lol. Works ok though, hmm...
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User Info: abbeldydoo

abbeldydoo
5 years ago#7
I use the CPPXL on every game i play even if doesn't support it.With my big hands i have no problem hitting any button and it is way more comfortable than holding the XL with nothing attached.

Of course that may just be me but this works pretty well in my case.
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User Info: JKSonic

JKSonic
5 years ago#8
abbeldydoo posted...
I use the CPPXL on every game i play even if doesn't support it.With my big hands i have no problem hitting any button and it is way more comfortable than holding the XL with nothing attached.

Of course that may just be me but this works pretty well in my case.


I'm sure you could get used to it even with smaller hands (like I said I have big hands too). It just sounds like he's buying it mostly to use as a grip, in that case I say it's better to just get an actual grip.
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rockyoumonkeys
5 years ago#9
JKSonic posted...

I've tried a few different brands and BY FAR the best ones I've used are these - http://www.amazon.com/DreamGEAR-Nintendo-3DS-XL-Comfort-Grip/dp/B008XHCLFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389041862&sr=8-1&keywords=3ds+xl+comfort+grip

What I recommend is buying some at a store someplace (I mean you can always return on Amazon too) and try them out and if you don't like them return them. For me it offered the best mix of actually fitting the unit, being "slip free" and making it feel like a console controller.


I tried the Dreamgear and while it feels nice in the hands, it has two very glaring flaws.

1. It will attract all of the dust in your household. All of it. Every time you pick up your 3DS you'll feel like Indiana Jones unearthing a long lost artifact.

2. there is a sort of thin flap in the back that's meant to be tucked in between the top and bottom half of the 3DS, but it just will not stay in there, so if you have an OCD bone in your body you won't be able to stand that thing always popping out. I've read that some people just go right ahead and cut that part off completely.

In the end, I decided the 3DS XL wasn't uncomfortable enough to need a grip and instead got this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/slim-fit-case-for-nintendo-3ds-xl/1717053.p?id=1219061850338&skuId=1717053&st=3ds%20xl%20case&cp=1&lp=1

I don't know why it's selling for so much on the site though, I paid ten bucks for it in the store.
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JKSonic
5 years ago#10
rockyoumonkeys posted...
JKSonic posted...

I've tried a few different brands and BY FAR the best ones I've used are these - http://www.amazon.com/DreamGEAR-Nintendo-3DS-XL-Comfort-Grip/dp/B008XHCLFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389041862&sr=8-1&keywords=3ds+xl+comfort+grip

What I recommend is buying some at a store someplace (I mean you can always return on Amazon too) and try them out and if you don't like them return them. For me it offered the best mix of actually fitting the unit, being "slip free" and making it feel like a console controller.


I tried the Dreamgear and while it feels nice in the hands, it has two very glaring flaws.

1. It will attract all of the dust in your household. All of it. Every time you pick up your 3DS you'll feel like Indiana Jones unearthing a long lost artifact.

2. there is a sort of thin flap in the back that's meant to be tucked in between the top and bottom half of the 3DS, but it just will not stay in there, so if you have an OCD bone in your body you won't be able to stand that thing always popping out. I've read that some people just go right ahead and cut that part off completely.

In the end, I decided the 3DS XL wasn't uncomfortable enough to need a grip and instead got this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/slim-fit-case-for-nintendo-3ds-xl/1717053.p?id=1219061850338&skuId=1717053&st=3ds%20xl%20case&cp=1&lp=1

I don't know why it's selling for so much on the site though, I paid ten bucks for it in the store.


I wouldn't call those "glaring flaws" haha...but yeah...

I didn't have a problem with dust (and our house gets VERY dusty) but I wasn't OCD about it either so maybe I didn't really notice.

The flap yeah, it stays in the general area I mean it's not like it flaps around or anything...but yes it doesn't stay tucked in while opening and closing it for sure.

I agree agree though, I actually took mine off because I needed it to be smaller for travel and I haven't put it back on.
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