Introduction: Nintendo DSi XL or DSi Best Protective Accessories...

This is my first instructable by the way, is not an actual instructable but I want to share it with others. In the future I will find some time and add few instructables of my owned but college (Mechanical Engineering), family, military (US Navy Reserve) and hobbies (electrician, carpenter, barber, drawer, painter, inventor, martial arts, and more...) well, is kind of hard to sit down and try to arrange arrange my ideas on the site at least for now. After I finish my degree I will give my brain to the site.

This are two products that will protect your Nintendo DSi XL or DSi and after I did my research I found them to be probably the best on the market for this gaming console. This are the CM4 external housing and the Pelican 1040 case. I will give you in the shortest way I can the information on where to get this items and why you should get them.

Step 1: CM4 Housing

This is the CM4 housing. It will protect the outside shell of your DS avoiding dust scratches and at the same time is smooth in the outside and comfortable for your hands. The best product I found in the market. A little expensive but if you like to protect your investment you will consider it.


A sleek fabric-wrapped aluminum cover that compliments your on-the-go lifestyle with improved comfort, grip, and style.

Product Highlights:
Aluminum frame tightly wrapped in soft-touch fabric provides ultimate comfort and protection
Fully play-thru cover with improved comfort and grip
Sleek contours and materials create premium touch in hands
Made with durable synthetic leather and custom-tailored for a snug fit

Step 2: Pelican 1040 Case

This is the Pelican 1040 Micro Case

  Pelican makes cases for almost everything. I got the specific measurements of the Nintendo DSi XL and found that this case is perfect for it. Strong, water tight, pressure valve integrated and a good interior protective material. 


1040 Micro Case
Interior Dimensions:
6.50" x 3.87" x 1.75" (16.5 x 9.8 x 4.4 cm)
Available in clear with color liner or solid
Easy open latch
Rubber liner for extra protection doubles as o-ring seal
Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve - balances interior pressure, keeps water out
Stainless steel hardware
Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
Water resistant, crushproof, and dust proof

You can get it at amazon for a good prize...

Step 3: Last Words...

This is the end of my short instructable. With other items like iPods, PSPs, laptops I tried other type of cases and protective devices and I found that they got scratched by dust getting in between the case and the outer shell of the item. With this CM4 housing is almost impossible for this to happened.

There are few colors to choose and at the same type this specific case comes with a clear lid of solid like this one in the instructable. I choose this one because first it has an internal protective foam and second nobody can see what is inside. I travel a lot with the military and I don't want others looking at my personal things. The clear lid if I'm not wrong, doesn't have the internal protective material.

I hope somebody can take advantage of this instructable for good doesn't matter if you don't actually get this items but at least consider the advantages of them and improvise, use your brain and get the most out of it. This is one of the reasons i love this site.