This case was a good price, and I bought it because it holds more games and accessories than some of the other cases listed. I read some of the other reviews, and decided to give it a chance. It would be better in my opinion if it had a handle, or some kind of strap, but it still does the job of protecting the 3ds, and it's still pretty easy to carry around. The smell: Yeah, it smells bad, which makes me think it was made very cheaply. Mine smells kinda like cigarettes or burnt rubber. Not good at all, but unless you're constantly sticking your nose in it, you probably won't notice. The removable liner was tight and hard to get the 3ds into. It's not even worth using, as it doesn't fully cover the 3ds, and the system should be just fine in the main case without it. Plus, the memory card holder flap is soft and rests in between the system and accessory pocket. It was very hard to get the game cartridges to fit in the slots though I suspect it would become easier once you stretch the fabric and insert/remove them a few times. All in all, it's an OK case, but I'm going to look around and see what else is out there.