Monday, June 23, 2008

Got (Nintendo) Game?

If you have a kid who has a hand-held video game player, you've probably experienced the trauma of losing one of those crazy-expensive cartridges while you're traveling. Or discovering it in the bottom of your child's backpack, mangled and covered in crushed potato chips. Or something.

The Game Chamber is genius. It holds up to eight game cartridges and locks them safely in an easy to find carrier that then dispenses them one at a time:

June 15, 2008
Gearing Up
The Boston Globe

By Lylah M. Alphonse

It's a great idea to pack your child's Nintendo DS so he can amuse himself during family travels. It's not so great when those tiny, expensive game cartridges scatter in his bag and he can't find them while you're en route. Keep them contained (and safe from damage) with the Game Chamber. This easy-to-use organizer is compatible with cartridges for Nintendo DS and DS Lite systems; it holds eight games and dispenses them one at a time, so a child can easily find what he's looking for. The Game Chamber costs about $15 and is available online at,, and

Gearing Up appears weekly in the Globe's Travel Section, and my reviews of kid-friendly travel products appears there every other week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have to say as a parent we have bought every storage system to hold these cartridges they just dont work they always seem to fall out. We bought two Game Chambers at for our kids for sleepaway camp. They seem to be theperfect solution for the problem. We found the best part is when there friend wants to borrow one the games they have to give one of their games to unlock the Chamber.