this case is absolutely incredible, way better than I thought it would be. The plastic it is made of is strong and high quality although the bottom of it does seem to scratch easily however better those go onto your case than your device. The soft rubber material inside make sure no damage comes to your 3ds. The artwork on the case is absolutely incredible. This case goes well with almost all of the 3ds consoles so nobody is left out. Personally i have ordered 2 of these cases for the long term, so in a few years if the case gets to worn I can simply replace it easily. Even so one put on there is no reason to take it off as you have access to all ports, this is unless you want to switch between cases you own or if you want to charge the 3ds in the cradle. All in all this case is one of if not the best case available for the system, so if you haven't already I suggest picking up this case.