Steam Deck CitySlicker WaterField Designs

Steam Deck WaterField Designs CitySlicker Case Review

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Well, they’ve done it again. The fine folks at WaterField Designs have crafted another superb case for a handheld gaming console. The Steam Deck CitySlicker case is very similar in shape and design to the Nintendo Switch case (check out my review for that here), just a bit larger to accommodate the chonky Steam Deck.

Here’s the thing: would I recommend buying this for only the Steam Deck? Maybe. Coming in at $129 (same price regardless of material selection — Waxed Canvas / Grizzly Leather, Waxed Canvas / Chocolate Leather, Grizzly Leather, Chocolate Leather, Black Leather, Blue Leather, White Leather, and Crimson Leather) it is certainly a premium option, and the case that Valve includes with each Steam Deck is just about the same size and offers great protection (for free…ish).

Do you own a Nintendo Switch? Kill two birds with one stone and pick up this case instead. I’ve found that I prefer playing my Switch OLED in handheld mode with a Satisfye ZenGrip Pro, which fits comfortably inside the Steam Deck CitySlicker. I was initially concerned about how tight the Steam Deck is inside the case, mostly because the thumb sticks are so tall, but after having taken it on several flights, I have come to the conclusion that it’s simply not an issue.

That said, the case is quite large, so if you want to keep your Switch more portable I recommend picking up both CitySlicker cases (or check out their slimmer Steam Deck Pouch).

These comparison photos were provided by WaterField Designs:

Steam Deck CitySlicker Pouch WaterField Designs Steam Deck CitySlicker Pouch WaterField Designs

WaterField Designs provided me with this product in exchange for an unbiased review.

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