We’ve been thinking about the pouch and what is the best way to proceed so that we can get a stretch goal out of it. We really like the DIY spirit that is going on here.
So now that I had an hour free, I photoshopped the idea that came from @olli
The shape of the Pokitto is ideal for pouches, because you could just drop it in and the arms and legs keep it in place. Also, there could be a pocket for a microsd adapter, so that you have it handy when you transfer files from the PC to the microsd
The pouch idea is good. But I’m not happy with the strap. Would be easier to handle and cheaper if the pouch just has some hooks on top and bottom, so you can attach it to an usual lanyard. (And maybe a belt holder on the back)
Those mockup designs are pretty clever, but I think something simpler like what @pixelplatforms suggested would be more practical. If you image search for “gameboy carrying pouch” or “ps vita carrying pouch” they tend to be pretty simple zipper or button pouches that protect the screen and shield the device from dirt and splashes. I think a pouch that allows the Pokitto to be thrown in a bag or pocket is more versatile than a neck lanyard.
The neck lanyards are fun, but I like how practical the one @pixelplatforms suggested. I don’t see myself using th one around the neck. I’d toss the strap and slide it in my pocket or my son would put it in his backpack.
those of the shelf phone pockets are ok but it would be way to long compared to the pokitto and split open pretty thick (see lego peg) since its thinker than those thin bricks they call phones these days
Just a suggestion, but I’d consider saving most of these cute character pouches until after release. For now I think most of us just want to make sure the screen won’t be scratched up by our keys and will be happy with a fairly basic option.
The Ninja version without neck straps would do the job for me, but a slip case as @pixelplatforms suggested would be even better.
That flap does the job of protecting the screen and front, lift it up and you have access to use while still in the case. And it is still protected in case of accidents. The neck strap helps too. Functional, fits with the original proposal by @jonne and special to Pokitto.
I don’t agree with a generic pouch. Having to pull the unit out to use is clumsy. If I wanted yet another pouch,I already have tons. I could even use one of my kid’s socks.
After all the detailed thought put into Pokitto, throwing in a generic slip on pouch is a disservice.