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:
The case itself comes packed in a nice blister:
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.
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:
Sliding the ipaq in the other way blocks access to the reset button, but provides the usual ‘left side flip’ scenario:
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.
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!
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.
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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