Name: tomtoc Slim Case
Dimensions: About 10.24 x 4.72 x 1.38 Inches
Material: EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) Hard Shell Case
Features: Thinnest Switch Case, Water-Resistant Exterior, Detachable Wrist Strap
Color Variations: Solid Colors, Camouflage, Gradient Colors (too many to list)
Manufactured by tomtoc, a design-driven brand founded in 2016 that produces bags and cases for digital gear, comes the tomtoc Slim Case for the Nintendo Switch. It is a slim, minimalist case that can only carry the console and a handful of game cartridges inside. One of its most noteworthy feature of it being the material used for the exterior.
This is a Switch case that was winner of the iMore Choice Award by iMore, a website dedicated to giving in-depth reviews of software and products related to Apple. It was also considered a Wirecutter Pick for best Nintendo Switch cases in 2020 by Wirecutter, a product review website owned by The New York Times Company.
Details About The Case (Exterior)
The dimensions of the tomtoc Slim Case is about 10.24 x 4.72 x 1.38 inches. It is considered to be the thinnest Nintendo Switch case there is, meaning it can only carry the Nintendo Switch and no other accessories. This hard shell case is made of a material called EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate), making it not only durable against outside damages but also makes it water-resistant. It’s very impressive, as spilled water on the case will not seep into the material, only water droplets will remain or slip of onto the ground.
It has a unique mold, modeled exactly like the handheld console which accommodates for the analog sticks, directional pads, and the triggers for the Joy-Con Controllers attached to the Nintendo Switch. This makes for a seamless fit for the console while inside the case. It won’t move around at all, which coupled with the durable hard shell, makes for great security.
The tomtoc Slim Case comes with 2 way YKK zippers, a common brand zipper known for its reliability and durability. It also has a detachable wrist strap to better carry this lightweight, slim carrying case. And across all of its color variations, it has the tomtoc logo on the bottom right corner.
Details About The Case (Interior)
What you see is what you get when it comes to the inside. It’s pretty much exactly what it looks like from the outside, with exception of a soft fleece in the middle of the case. As opposed to the tough exterior, the inside of the case is very soft which makes for a good cushion for the console inside.
The Nintendo Switch perfectly fits inside the tomtoc Slim Case. There are holes within the top of the case where the analog sticks and directional pads fit inside. These special spaces makes it so the case itself doesn’t push against them while on the go.
The soft fleece in the middle of the case, while closed, will protect the screen of the handheld console. This panel also has slots for you to carry up to 8 Nintendo Switch game cartridges. Although they may not look like it, the cartridges are secured within these slots and won’t fall out.
While there are no themed cases based on Nintendo’s franchises, the tomtoc Slim Case has a variety of color choices for you to choose from. Over 10 colors including gray, red, blue, camouflage, even gradient colored cases are available. The color variations can also change the color of the zippers, wrist strap, and even the tomtoc logo.
However, they only affect how the exterior of the tomtoc cases. The interior will remain the same black color. Even so, the amount of color options is sure to please those who prefer their Nintendo Switch travel cases to have some style and color.
The tomtoc Slim Case is probably one of the best minimalist cases for the Nintendo Switch. It’s made perfectly just to fit the handheld console, as well has a handful of games, thanks to its unique mold. While it may not be able to carry any extra accessories, it makes it up for it with its durable and water-resistant hard shell.
It doesn’t have a carrying handle as you would expect from a Nintendo Switch carrying case, however the detachable wrist strap it comes with is a suitable substitute for carrying this lightweight case.
For those who may want a more inconspicuous case, the tomtoc case might not be it given its shape is clearly that of the Nintendo Switch. However, for those who don’t care about that hiding their mobile console while outside, its functionality alone should make it worth a purchase. It’s also nice that there’s many color variations for it to stand out more and add some style.