When I first got my iPod Touch the very first thing I did was download some games for the kids. Most of these games were simple "point and click" affairs and the iPod Touch seems to be designed really well for this. My husband, however, added a few titles of his own. Namely some first-person shooters after hearing how great the graphics could be on the Touch.
The graphics did look great! There was only one problem, the games were basically unplayable due to the slimness of the iPod. After just a few minutes my husbands $10 was basically flushed down the toilet. His hands cramped rapidly while trying to use the onscreen controls.
Luckily we found the DLO GameCase Boost. Installation was a breeze and in just a minute or two my husband was giving those games another try. The GameCase Boost makes the iPod Touch feel more like a standard game controller. He was able to firmly grasp the iPod and get good control of his games at the same time.
That said, all is not rosy in the world with the GameCase. Here are a couple of problems we had:
1.) Once installed, the case covers up the charging port on the iPod Touch. You must remove the case in order to plug it in. 2.) The headphone port is very deep. If you are using anything but a straight jacked set of headphones, prepare to have problems. 3.) The unit is not rechargeable. Also, the batteries are located underneath the iPod. 4.) You sacrifice portability. This case is BIG.
Overall, I'd say this is definitely worth buying if you have trouble holding the iPod Touch while playing games. However, be ready to pop your iPod Touch back into another case when you are using it for other activities (such as listening to music).
Pros: 1. Better handling when playing games, especially driving games. 2. Easy availability of AA batteries when you can't stop to charge. 3. Protection from accidental tumbles. 4. Stands on its side for watching movies 5. Longer game play with trickle charge Cons: 1. Batteries are inconveniently positioned, as you have to remove the iPod from the game case to replace them. 2. Doing the … more
I received the DLO GameCase and immediately tried it out. It really gives you a much more comfortable grip when playing landscape view games. It also makes it much easier for my kids to play games with their smaller hands. Upon using the supplied batteries we did not seem to get any added life to the ITouch. We ran it down completely and then installed new batteries and there was a noticeable difference in game time. Maybe the batteries that came with the case were dead? &nbs … more
I have very mixed feelings about this case. My one major problem is that it runs on two AA batteries instead of recharging. I use my IPod Touch a lot and I would probably go through a set of batteries once every day. I just don't see any point in spending about a buck a day for disposable batteries when there are so many other similar style cases that you can recharge for only a couple penny's a day. The only advantage that I can think of is if you are on the road and unable to recharge it then … more
The DLO Game Case Boost for the iPod Touch is made of a silicone rubber that feels soft and allows you to have a firm grip on your iPod Touch. Great for playing games, especially for long trips. The ergonomic design uses less stress on your knuckles since your hands are more relax and not clutching the iPod. I actually like the idea that it uses AA batteries since sometimes I am not always in a location where I have access to a wall outlet to charge it. This is more of a convenient alternative to … more
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Battery game case for iPod Touch that provides additional battery life even when not close to an outlet. Comes with 2 AA batteries that can be replaced for additional battery life. Game case is contoured for ease of use during gaming and also stands for hands free viewing.