Pros:Protects the system, keeps the games together
The Bottom Line: If you have a pink Mobigo, the pink case is a must-have!
About a month ago, my family went on vacation. We were headed for Florida, which would mean a three hour plane ride. I have three small children, so I knew that it was important to find things to keep them occupied during the flight. I wanted to bring some of our educational learning systems, but I also wanted to make sure that the systems and the games would be kept in one place and protected while in the backpacks. I purchased a Mobigo pink case for our pink Mobigo.
The Mobigo pink case is a rectangular case with a pink/purple color scheme. It is designed to match the pink Mobigo. They do have a blue case that matches the blue Mobigo. It appears to be the same case, but I didn’t examine it closely. The pink case is padded to protect the Mobigo and cartridges inside. There is a wrist strap for carrying around the case with ease.
Opening the case reveals two inner compartments. One side has two elastic straps. This is the side for the Mobigo. Simple slide the Mobigo in from either side, and it fits snugly in the compartment. The elastic straps are there to hold the Mobigo in place and keep it from shifting around in the case. I have found that you can’t put the Mobigo in the case by putting it between the straps. I tried to put it in that way, and it just didn’t work. But if I slide the Mobigo in from either of the sides, it goes in much easier. I should note that this is a snug fit for the Mobigo. This means that you can’t have a cartridge (which sticks out) in the Mobigo when it goes in the pouch. This seems to be more of a design flaw with the Mobigo than a design flaw with the case.
The other compartment is for the cartridges. There’s a mesh zippered pouch, and the cartridges just go into it loose. We have six cartridges in there right now, and it looks like there is room for a couple of more. You definitely don’t want to overload the cartridge pouch because it will press up against the Mobigo on the other side and make it difficult to zipper. There is a piece of material that goes in front of the mesh pouch. It doesn’t get in the way, and it looks like it is there to protect the Mobigo from being directly up against the cartridge pouch.
The one thing that I don’t like about the mesh pouch is that the mesh is rather fine, and it is difficult to tell which game is which. Sometimes I can figure it out if I can remember the color scheme, but usually, I have to take the games out of the case until I find the one that my daughter wants.
We chose to keep the case in my daughter’s backpack rather than carrying the case by the wrist strap. The case is a little on the bulky side, but that doesn’t bother me because I know that the padding is designed to cushion the Mobigo inside.
You might assume that the Mobigo case can be purchased anywhere that the Mobigo and Mobigo games are sold. I know I made that assumption, and I was wrong. They did not have the case at Target, but they did have it at Toys R Us. I’m glad that I was able to purchase the case in a store because I had procrastinated and there was not enough time to place an order on Amazon for the case.
I would recommend the Mobigo pink case. There is nothing exceptional about it, but it does a good job of protecting the Mobigo, making a handheld system even more portable, and keeping the game and cartridges together when traveling. If you have a Mobigo, you should get the Mobigo pink case. Even if you aren’t traveling, having a case helps keep everything together.
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