When I originally purchased the HP ipaq rx4240, almost no accessories were available for it. Since our sister site TamsPalm has worked together with Proporta for a long time, they were asked first – and provided a sample of their Alu-Leather Case (HP iPAQ rx4000 Series) – Book Type.

Proporta´s products ship via standard mail from England – I received literally dozens of packages from them over the years and never had any trouble:
0a The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240

The case itself comes packed in a nice blister:
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The iPAQ is sled into the case from the side – you can fit the iPAQ in both sides. The clamps slide onto the machine without any pressure or force, but still hold the rx4240 firmly.
2a The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240

Sliding the iPAQ into the case with the button area pointing at the top makes the clamp cover the SD slot, but leaves all other buttons untouched. The screen orientation prefs make landscape mode usable this way, too:
3a The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240 3b The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240

Sliding the ipaq in the other way blocks access to the reset button, but provides the usual ‘left side flip’ scenario:
4a The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240 4b The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240

The bottom and the top of the handheld always are exposed. Getting to the stylus can be a bit tricky, but sliding the iPAQ up a bit usually helps.
5a The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240 5b The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240

Proporta really did a great job with the case’s lid. You can fit in a credit card and up to two SD cards – this helps you avoid memory card loss and keeps your pockets clean and tidy!
6a The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240

In everyday use, the case is very comfortable and doesn’t get into your way. The clamp and the lid closure mechanics work well, and the handheld gets protected well, too. Since the lid can be pushed behind the unit, the handheld can still be held comfortably.
7a The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240 7b The Proporta Alu Leather Case   Book Type for HP ipaq 4240

Overall, Proporta did it once again. Their Alu-Leather Case case looks great, works well and doesn’t get into your way at all. If you can live with the covered-up reset button and the exposed sides, this case will fully satisfy you(if you like leather cases). The price of $34.95 is justified!


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3 Responses to “The Proporta Alu-Leather Case – Book Type for HP ipaq 4240”

  1. WOW, That really shows off the Rx4240.

    I am getting a 4240 for a graduation gift, I cannot wait to use it. I was curious if you know of a way to get Xvid to play on it?

    I am new to mobile OS’s so I don’t know of a good site with programs, freeware or commercial. Any help would be nice. :)

  2. If you really hate the person, then the IPAQ 4240 would make a great gift. It is a beta device that is respelendent with bugs. A PDA should be able to print. HP states that it can print. It cannot print as HP technical support acknowledges. The wifi is cumbersome and balky; the browser is next to useless. The programs barely work on the machine because of inherant limitations with the product. HP technical support, which you will need with this product, is a journey through Hades. Expect nothing from HP except excuses. My expereince was to return it and purchase a workable Palm device.

  3. Hi,
    to be honest, I cant quite share Jon’s Disappointment – I really like my ipaq.

    However, I wouldnt mind John sending me an email detailing his problems. I am sure that we could work something out together!

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

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