Mad Catz Readying 3DS Launch Accessories

No gaming system launch goes by without loads of third-party accessory manufacturers licking their chops at the mere thought of cashing in on the hoopla with various gadgets and gizmos — some worthwhile, most blatant money wasters. Mad Catz is one such company getting ready for the expected US March launch of the 3DS, and at CES the leading accessory developer unveiled its lineup of launch-day accouterments to Nintendo’s glasses-free 3D handheld.

As expected, there is some filler, like screen protectors and replacement stylus packs. But there are also two quality case options. I particularly like the look of the Traveler Bag, which appears to be a nice travel companion for long road trips as well as a compact case for at-home storage. Hell, I’d like one right now for my regular DS! The Microsuede SlipCase wallet sure looks classy too, and is more of an everyday carry-around.

Keep on scrolling for additional details and a few pics of Mad Catz’s 3DS accessory offerings. See anything you like?

• Nintendo 3DS Traveler Bag – MSRP: $19.99

Fashionable yet durable, the Traveler Bag proves an ideal travel companion, providing storage for gamers’ Nintendo 3DS, up to 21 game cards and 2 styli, alongside spare storage compartments for accessories such as AC adapters and headphones. Fashioned in a contemporary design with protective inner lining, the case offers safe and stylish transport for gamers’ console and accessories.

• Nintendo 3DS Microsuede SlipCase – MSRP: $12.99

Discrete and refined, the officially licensed Microsuede SlipCase offers a fashionable solution for transporting gamers’ Nintendo 3DS and up to three game cards. Featuring a sleek design and protective inner lining, the plush, tactile Microsuede SlipCase ensures gamers’ console and games travel safely and in style.

• Nintendo 3DS Extendable Stylus 3-Pak – MSRP: $5.99

Mad Catz’ officially licensed Extendable Stylus 3-Pak for the Nintendo 3DS provides a trio of high-quality styli. Designed for comfort and available in multiple colors, the Extendable Styli provide an ideal replacement for the standard stylus provided with the Nintendo 3DS.

• Nintendo 3DS Stylus & Screen Protector Pak – MSRP: $9.99
Mad Catz’ officially licensed Stylus & Screen Protector Pak for the Nintendo 3DS provides gamers’ with a trio of high-quality Extendable Styli, ideal for handheld gaming needs. Designed for comfort and provided in colors which match the console, the Extendable Styli are complimented by two sets of Screen Protectors, designed to protect the Nintendo 3DS from dirt and scratches.

• Nintendo 3DS Screen Protector Pak – MSRP: $7.99
Mad Catz’ officially licensed Screen Protector Pak has been designed to help shield the screens of the Nintendo 3DS from dirt, scratches and accidental damage. Consisting of 2 sets of high-quality Screen Protectors, each set is easy to apply and remove, leaving zero residue and no distortion of the 3D effect or screen quality. Complete with bonus Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.

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