I’m obsessed with keeping all my tech devices in as good condition as possible.
This means that every smartphone — yes, even review devices — always find their way into a case of some sort, often with the added protection of a glass display protector.
Naturally, when the Nintendo Switch was first released last year, I immediately started hunting for a decent case or skin.
Unfortunately, despite picking up quite a few cases from Amazon over the past year, I didn’t come across one that wasn’t absolutely horrible.
Skins were also out of the question since they pulled the Switch’s paint off the device.
Nintendo Switch skins are live: https://t.co/zAef8Pknl9
✅ 7 new Switch-exclusive materials
✅ Tempered Glass 2-packs for $9.95
✅ Ships immediately
✅ Won’t damage your Switch¹
¹ may damage your wallet pic.twitter.com/tbJvoFspzI
— dbrand (@dbrand) April 20, 2018
However, it looks like dbrand has now come up with a viable solution to the above problem. The company says that it’s now selling Switch skins it claims are “100% safe” for the Switch’s plastic housing and Joy-cons.
dbrand says that it spent a year working with 3M to create what the company describes as a “unique” adhesive that won’t damage the console’s finish. dbrand is typically a reliable source for console skins, but it’s important to note that we haven’t tried these particular Switch cases ourselves.
In terms of pricing, the Joy-con skins cost $4.95 USD, with the Switch dock face coming in at $6.95 and the actual console skin being priced at $9.95. This means that a full set is priced at about $28 USD (about $35 CAD).
I’m actually going to pick up a skin for the body of the Switch in order to test out dbrand’s new adhesive still damages the Switch — check back soon for my findings.