Given how hard it is to get hold of, it’s no surprise that the Analogue Pocket has become a coveted item for those lucky enough to own one. With that in mind, it goes without saying that some form of protection is in order – especially when you, you know, carry this thing around with you, so thank goodness for the talent at WaterField Designs. As we reported not long ago, they’ve cooked up a neat little $49 case that’s the ideal replacement for Analogue’s official hard case (which is only really good for showing off your console).
The bag is available in black, blue, green and red (as you can see we’ve opted for the rather ostentatious red version) and we can attest that the ‘heavy-duty textile’ used for the exterior withstands bumps and scrapes with relative ease – although we would avoid applying as it is not a “hard” design to too much pressure on the bag as it could damage the console. For example, you don’t want to put this on the bottom of a bag full of other heavy items.
The inner lining is the real star here though; advertised by WaterField as “soft as a puppy ear”, it really does the job; it is unbelievable soft and plush. There is no risk of damaging or scratching your beloved Analogue Pocket while it is hidden inside The Bag.
The pouch uses a magnetic closure system that may seem a bit impractical at first; The fact that all it takes to ‘seal’ the pouch is a gentle squeeze may be a little disconcerting at first, but we’re happy to confirm that once closed the pouch does only open when you want it. Even if you hold it upside down and shake it vigorously, the console won’t slip out.
The only other notable feature is the zippered compartment where you can store extra items such as carts, charging cables or other items. We found this a bit cramped; You’ll probably only fit a couple of Game Boy cartridges, and the Game Gear cartridge adapter fits almost by itself. If you’re looking for something a little more spacious, you should probably opt for WaterField’s larger (and more expensive) tote.
Despite concerns about the storage space this bag offers, we’re happy to report that this is the usual story with WaterField products. Sure, the price might not be palatable everyonebut what you get for your fifty bucks is a well-made bag that offers reasonable protection for your investment.
Many thanks to WaterField Designs for providing the analog pocket pouch used in this feature.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/hands-on-waterfields-analogue-pocket-pouch-perfectly-protects-your-precious-portable Convenient: WaterField analog pocket case perfectly protects your valuable portable device