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cradlinski
post Sep 8 2004, 07:29 PM
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I bought a RhinoSkin 3000. Bad choice. It doesn't fit well and there's no padding. The Pelican looks much better.

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rsegal
post Sep 13 2004, 08:13 PM
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The SL-6000 is 6.2" x3.2" x 0.8". I've found a few cases online that will hold a PDA this size, but none of them are ideal. I haven't tried any of them yet, but according to the listed dimensions on each, the Zaurus should fit...though you may not be able to use the keypad while its encased.

The nicest looking case I've seen is the Futura-100. The site says it holds PDAs that are 7.6" x 5.4" x 1.75" or smaller. $64.95 @ http://www.ebcases.com/Detail.bok?no=3013

The Aquapac Waterproof PDA Case Plus is pretty much a plastic bag that will keep the Zaurus free from water, dust, and scratching, but not from crushing. $29.99 @ http://www.waterproofcases.net/365.html

I want to try the Heavy Armor 3600 Waterproof PDA Case. It's big and ugly like the Pelican cases and expensive to boot, but is waterproof, dustproof, and drop resistant. Plus, it has lots of accessories for protecting any peripherals and various methods of attaching it to your person. Its internal dimensions are 6.75" x 3.6" x 1.125" and there's a deep box that should accomodate the expansion pack as well. I'm not sure how well the Z's screen and buttons will align with the viewing area. $89.97 @ http://www.watertightcase.com/3600series.html

But pretty slim pickings overall.
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satch
post Sep 15 2004, 09:49 AM
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My solution to a case, which I also used with my 5500, is to get a Daytimer cover, remove all the crap inside it, and use it for my case. I have no idea what the model number is on the one I found for my 6000, I just tried all the ones Fry's had til I found one that fit well enough, and didn't come with the 3-ring metal gizmo in it. The one I settled with measures 7 1/2" x 4 3/8" x 1 5/8". It zips closed, and holds all my credit cards, etc, and has some room for money, but after buying a 6000, that shouldn't be a problem...

They're not really padded, but the leather (black, very nice) is just bulky enough to provide enough protection from drops & the like. I have a slightly smaller version for my 5500, which I've inadvertantly dropped, thrown, kicked etc, and the case protected the 5500 well.

And...the thing only set me back $25...
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post Sep 15 2004, 07:34 PM
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This is what I use, a Targus neoprene case. Granted, I use it for a 5600, but there is room inside for business cards, and a handy little strap to also hold my CF card.

HTH.

R.
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EDIT: Actually, I just took a look at the size, and the SL6000 would be just slightly too big for this case.
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lek
post Sep 20 2004, 05:10 AM
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I am using a pouch made by Jansport. It is not very pritty, but it works. However I am looking for something else, but it is fine for the time being.
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post Sep 22 2004, 07:00 PM
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I just went today at the outdoor sports store. I was remembering they were having the Heavy Armor and I was curious to look at it. The first time I saw it, I haven't received my Z, so, I didn't pay much attention to it. Unfortunately, they just moved out the summer stuff (the waterproof cases were with the canoes and kayaks) and they just keep the Pelican's in the store. sad.gif

However, I can confirm the Pelican 1040 is fitting almost perfectly the dimensions of the Z 6000, except the thickness. So, just a slim piece of foam will be enough to correct this. The problem with such a case is the Z is almost unusable while inside. The Heavy Armor is trying to keep it usable. That's what I tried to validate...

IMO, the best choice for those planning to bring their Z while outdoor, would be a case which permit the use of the Zaurus without having to remove it from the case, even if it's limited usage. The Pelican doesn't fit this requirement, but it protect the Zaurus pretty well. So, it would be my second choice.

If someone is having a Heavy Armor, it would be interesting if he/she can share it's experience with it.
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BarryW
post Sep 25 2004, 10:38 PM
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I know for a fact that the 2000 won't fit a sl-6000. Fits my iPaq though. The new heavy armour should fit, don't have the extra money to find out.
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post Oct 26 2004, 03:39 PM
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I got my SL-6000L yesterday and found out it fits perfectly into the leather case I used for my Psion 3c.

It is a fairly slim case, zippered and lightly padded with a large pocket on one of the inner sides. With the SL-6000L inside there is just enough room left for a pen, few memory cards, even a spare battery (which I had not realized it was so thin!!)

Just to play ti safe I leave the ugly plastic screen cover on, which I remove when I use the SL-6000L for an extended period of time.

I don't know how difficult can be to find those cases these days, but it might be worth a try. A case for the 5mx (a more recent Psion machine) could be easier to find, although slightly larger.
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Zar2Cool
post Oct 27 2004, 08:50 AM
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I just got my 6K Monday. Now I can give up my broken down laptop.

I found a good case when I was in Target. Link here to BestBuy.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?j=...t&ref=03&loc=01

It's a little bulky, but it has a nice big pocket in the back that is well padded for the Z. The front 2 pockets are large and hold my USB power ethernet switch, charger, and CF cards.

It's not perfect, but it was easy to find.
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aki
post Oct 27 2004, 05:50 PM
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I need something to wear on my belt, so it is slim pickings out there. I ended up getting the Samsonite D866BK camera case. It looks like a miniature backpack, with two zippered "pockets". The large one fits the Z perfectly. The small one is handy to carry my Trendnet CF ethernet card, headphone connector, and, soon, an iRiver USB cable adapter

Like all the other non-custom cases, this one is definetely not perfect. It is made of imitation leather, the belt loop is huge, the thing is definetely ugly. But it is the smallest case I have found for belt use.

The manufacturer web site is under construction, but maybe soon it will be available. I got mine at Microcenter for $15.
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post Oct 29 2004, 02:27 PM
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I have just realized to have purchased a very nice case for my Zaurus 6000L biggrin.gif cool.gif
It is made by CaseLogic. I bought it from www.digitalpowerpro.com through this eBay auction: http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIt...me=STRK:MEWN:IT
It costed to me $ 4.95 + $ 10.00 for the shipping, it fits the Zaurus perfectly, the width is OK, the height is OK, but the zipper height is just a few millimeters shorter than the Zaurus, but you don't have problems to close it inside, pulling just a little bit.
The exact dimensions are: 6.37"L x 4"W x 1.25"D approximately 162mm L x 101mm W x 32mm D.
If you don't care to close the Zaurus together with CF cards sticking out of it, I think it's currently one of the best solutions. But please be care that you will have space for only the Zaurus inside this case, maybe a small piece of paper, a credit card or an additional SD card, nothing more.
I was only interested to let other people know of this case solution, because it was rather difficult for me to find a good one before. I am in no way affiliated either with CaseLogic or with the mentioned eBay store.
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post Oct 30 2004, 03:22 PM
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I finly went to the local shoe repair shop and had them make a simple leather pouch for my Z6K. It only fits the Z6K, but that is what I needed. It has a belt loop and works just fine. It cost me $15.00 I do also have a small Jansport pouch which serves when I need more room.

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amitgil
post Oct 31 2004, 10:48 PM
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I'm using a Magellan GPS case. it is padded, the device fits in nicely, though the case is a bit longer then the SL-6000. Look at:
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BarryW
post Nov 2 2004, 05:38 PM
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The NiteIze pda case works pretty well.
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saakmotu
post Nov 4 2004, 12:26 PM
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hey, that looks pretty good.

I don't suppose the sharp serial port is accessible while it's in the case, is it? and you have to take the unit out to otherwise view the screen, right?

thanks and any other photos would be cool to preview as well.

p.s. nice desk.. nice and cluttered just like mine wink.gif
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