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cradlinski
Can anyone recommend a good belt-clip carrying case for the SL-6000?
DrWowe
Great question! I've been using an old iPaq case, but it's not a great fit. Hopefully someone else will have a good suggestion.
duffman
I've also been looking, I don't think there's anything out for it just yet, until then I've been carrying it in my shirt pocket.
cradlinski
All of the large universal carrying cases I've found top out at around 5.5".
Ethereal
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I've been using an old iPaq case.


For which iPaq?
champ
I bought a Sumdex HDP-165BK at Micro Center. It was around $25. I was amazed at the fit. More than big enough for the SL-6000, with about a half-inch to spare. It has plenty of pockets, credit card slots, etc. A couple outside pockets could easily hold compactflash cards. You can attach velcro to the back of the Zaurus to have it permanently attached, but I've left it loose for now. I've used Sumdex cases before and they hold up well. I wouldn't mind one without the outside pockets so it would be a bit less bulky, but this model is worth checking out.
DrWowe
I use the case that came with my original 3650. It holds the Zaurus (or just about any other PDA) because it has a long velcroed flap that loops over the top. It's been a good all-purpose case, I've used it with about 5 PDAs so far...
nevarrie
PDA Pivot looks like it could be something to uses with a 6000. Though when I think about how hard I ahve been on every holster I have owned from my Visors/Treos I wonder how well this would work. But then again I have always ended up redesigning and rebuilding every holster I have owned for a PDA. Though this might be my startedin point for my 6000.
nevarrie
The other holster I am looking at for my 6000 would be the e-holster. Though I am not sure if I really need something like this since I am usually at a desk all day. Now if I was still wearing a suit and always walking about I think this would be a great wayt o hide all of my electronics. Also I like the idea of being able to reach in and take out my PDA like I was a gangster in an old thirty style more....


cradlinski
:shock: Wow! That is the nerdiest thing I've ever seen...
coolass
I AGREE.Can you imagime taking off all that gear before putting on a seat belt.
russelld
Hi, the nutshell company (http://www.tuff-as-nuts.com/Products.htm) in New Zeland has a great variety of cases and one should fit the sl-6000. They give you all the dimensions. If you find one that fits let me know what you think.
zman
QUOTE
The other holster I am looking at for my 6000 would be the e-holster.  Though I am not sure if I really need something like this since I am usually at a desk all day.  Now if I was still wearing a suit and always walking about I think this would be a great wayt o hide all of my electronics.  Also I like the idea of being able to reach in and take out my PDA like I was a gangster in an old thirty style more....




Plus, you can have a lot of fun at airports laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
pcgamingsolutions
I'm scared to take my Z outside of the house without a case, but can't seem to find anything for it yet. There was another thread here about a case in development, but apparently it didn't pan out. The closest thing I have found is for the 5500:

http://www.pielframa.com/Sharp.Zaurus.htm

I'm thinking the 6000 is too big to fit in this? I do like this design because of the belt clip (required) and the bottom is open so you can use the keyboard while keeping it in the case. Has anyone else seen a case designed for the 6000 or have a universal PDA case with a belt clip/loop that works with the 6000?
gdog
The Pelican 1040 Micro case fits pretty well, and only costs about $16USD (with the pick and pluck foam). It can be found in many places, is waterproof, crushproof and dustproof. Kind of bulky but you don't have to worry about your Z while it's in it providing you add a bit of foam to keep the Z from moving around in the case. I bought mine here

http://www.meiresearch.com/product_detail-3977.asp

Before buying one of the Pelicans I bought one of these and added some foam to surround my Z in it. It is much less bulky but the latch is not very secure and the case itself is not waterproof, dustproof or as solid as the Pelican. Nice case though.

http://www.brookstone.com/shop/product.asp...words=moneyclip

Good luck,

gdog
cradlinski
I bought a RhinoSkin 3000. Bad choice. It doesn't fit well and there's no padding. The Pelican looks much better.

Chris
rsegal
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.
satch
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...
rickh
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.
lek
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.
lek.
dsavard
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.
BarryW
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.
GoLinux
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.
Zar2Cool
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.
aki
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.
flagar
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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lek
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.

lek
amitgil
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:
REI
BarryW
The NiteIze pda case works pretty well.
saakmotu
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
BarryW
Yea, it's more of a holster than "ues it in there" type case. I don't have a setrial cable, but if it's anything like the iPaq cables it should work with this case. All the ports are accessable.


P.S. Nothing beats a door as a desk top!
guylhem
QUOTE(flagar @ Oct 29 2004, 02:27 PM)
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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I have one Caselogic plt2 - it doesn't fit at all. It's not a problem of a couple of millimeters - if you close the zip you scatch the Z.

And the plastic holder won't hold the Z. Too big. Not a good case at all.
saakmotu
QUOTE(BarryW @ Nov 4 2004, 10:03 PM)
Yea, it's more of a holster than "ues it in there" type case. I don't have a setrial cable, but if it's anything like the iPaq cables it should work with this case. All the ports are accessable.

oh. I see. It wasn't as immediately clear from the first photo that the "bottom" was a couple of straps. It appeared as though there was perhaps some black fabric in between there, which would obscure the serial port, but now I see that is the back of the z6k.

I have a Serial I/O cable and it looks like it would attach without interference.

it also appears as though there might be enough room/stretch to fit the Z even if it had the expansion pack (I don't have one, but I am considering getting one so I can take fullest advantage... maybe the price will come down a little first).

If it's not trouble for you, could you also post a photo of the top of the case, similar to the second shot you posted of the bottom? Curious how accessible the SD and CF slot(s) are with it all closed up (say for a wired network card).

The reason I'm asking about all this stuff is that I often just plop the Z on my desk at then hook up to it with SSH or VNC. If I could leave it in the case and just connect some wires, that would be most ideal (short of also being able to use it while still in the case, but you can't have everything now, can you?).

thanks again.
BarryW
I sit it in backwards because the back of the case has a metal instert. Figured on a little extra protection for the screen. I had to replace the screen on my iPaq last year, p.i.t.a. It took three months to get the screen from foxconn, only took 20 minuts to replace though.
You won't be able to use a wired cf card with the case closed, the flap does cover the cf and sd cards.
BarryW
It might need some minor modification to the velcro to fit with the expansion adapter. It has to be attached crooked now to fit, with the adapter? It will fit the "super guppy" iPaq and dual pcmcia card sleeve.
mcgeek
anyone have experience with the following as a possible 6000 case?

Bucket Boss® PDA Holster

http://www.bucketboss.com/product_detail.html?skuid=114

or how about this:

http://www.extremepda.com/Merchant2/mercha...e=KRUSUNIVLARGE

Hey, maybe ZUG could start a case by model page?
chaosteo
Since Ebags is having 20% off these days, I took a look at their collections

SL-6000 is 6.22 inches by 3.14 inches by .80 inches

I fount following that will fit and pretty inexpensive too..any thing over 20 is too expensive for me

7.5" x 4.5" x 1.5" for $9.59 -> should still have some spare room
http://www.ebags.com/sumdex/palm_pocket_pc...fm?modelid=6965

6.25" x 4" x 1" for $5.59 -> tight?
http://www.ebags.com/sumdex/twill_pda_pock...m?modelid=42737

7* 4.5" x 1.5" for 15.99 -> elegant
http://www.ebags.com/case_logic/strongman_...m?modelid=44303

7.75 * 4.25" x 1.5" for 15.99 -> kinda long but should be would with CF card attached
http://www.ebags.com/case_logic/koskin_sto...m?modelid=44299

don't know which one to try out yet . we will see
ambience713
QUOTE(cradlinski @ May 7 2004, 08:31 PM)
Can anyone recommend a good belt-clip carrying case for the SL-6000?

Hmm, I am still looking~! Any suggestions for good case for under $20?
dlee27
QUOTE(russelld @ May 12 2004, 04:14 AM)
Hi, the nutshell company (http://www.tuff-as-nuts.com/Products.htm) in New Zeland has a great variety of cases and one should fit the sl-6000. They give you all the dimensions. If you find one that fits let me know what you think.

I have a Nutshell case and it works great. Mine is PDA case #215. Even though the dimension of the case is shorter than the Zaurus on the spec it fits perfect. You can also customize it in many ways. Downside of this case is that it's not cheap.
polito
The funny thing is, I've got the Expansion adapter, so my 6K is big biggrin.gif And I went all over the place looking at digital camera cases and other things that might hold it well.

In the end, I had a case that fit PERFECTLY, and I mean, PERFECTLY as if it were MADE for the 6K + Expansion Adapter... can you guess what it was???

It's the binocular case that came with my Bushnell 16x32 binocs. I had bought the binoculars from Target I believe when they were on sale for about $30. The only discernable model number on the binoculars shows 13-1632.

The case isn't a clip-on case, instead you run your belt through the loop it has and it stays on you. All you do is pull open the top (closes with velcro) and pull out the Zaurus. It works... even if it isn't as cool as some other cases look. ph34r.gif
ambience713
QUOTE(dlee27 @ Dec 8 2004, 11:41 PM)
QUOTE(russelld @ May 12 2004, 04:14 AM)
Hi,  the nutshell company (http://www.tuff-as-nuts.com/Products.htm) in New Zeland has a great variety of cases and one should fit the sl-6000.  They give you all the dimensions.  If you find one that fits let me know what you think.

I have a Nutshell case and it works great. Mine is PDA case #215. Even though the dimension of the case is shorter than the Zaurus on the spec it fits perfect. You can also customize it in many ways. Downside of this case is that it's not cheap.

Hmm, $50 + $10 (shipping), wow that's one expensive case.
cwaig
I think people are missing a trick by not looking at cases you can get for the Gameboy Advance - they've dirt cheap, and all of 'em will fit an SL5xxx, and some fit the SL6000 as well.

I mostly use a cheapie own brand leather case from Game (used to be EB) for my SL5500:




It's a perfect fit for a SL5500, and has a pocket for your extra SD/CF/Wifi/etc. Cost about £5 (or $8 for the folks in the US).

I've also got a Gameboy Advance belt pouch/holster. I think my son bought this for me from Toy's-R-Us. It's actually a bit big for the SL5500, so the 5500 fits in with it's WIFI card still in the CF slot. But handily, with it being that bit bigger, it actually fits the SL6000 perfectly (not shown - my wife's hidden the SL6000 'coz it's my christmas present).





Again, it's got an internal pocket for your extra SD/CF cards, and also has a belt clip (velcro'ed at on end to clip over your belt). I think it cost him about £4 ($7 ish).

The holster looks a bit battered in the photos - that's from it's time holding my GBA on various beachs around the world (Antigua, Koh Samui, Brighton...).
shturm
Just bought myself this one: TRAX Zippered Camera Pouch - Model: TCP-03
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id...19&type=product

My SL-6000L fits there perfectly. The pouch is actually twice thicker than Z, so if you carry additional accessories, there is place for them too.
oyku
Hi folks,

How do you carry your SL-6000 with you? I'll be buying online without seeing, therefore I'm wondering which case would be suitable. There are many cases for Palm and iPaq but SL6000 would not seem to fit in.

Thanks in advance.
bluedevils
There is a pinned topic in 6000 hardware, but I use thepouch from thepouch.com for my first two Zaurii and I am considering it for my 6000. They will custom make it for a perfect fit. It is neoprene and protects well from water and impact. The downside is not being to use the Z within the case and small storage space for extra cards
GuruGeek2002
In the pinned thread that is mentioned in the above post, I found someone talking about a Sumdex pda case they purchased through www.ebags.com

The pda case fits perfectly, has plenty of room for other stuff and also carries my cell phone. It's only $12 (USD) and when I purchased mine, it came with free shipping.

http://www.ebags.com/sumdex/palm_pocket_pc...fm?modelid=6965

HTH,
Roger
soundwave106
From the pinned topic, I got a Nite-Ize PDA "stand up" style holster. It has been working pretty good so far, fits the Zaurus okay although probably not as snug as other PDAs.
alge
I use a selfmade belt attachable carying case. no room for additional stuff, no holes for cables etc. only for carrying the Z around.

I already used a slightly smaller but similar case for my SL-5000 (visible in the background of the image).
Lance
I needed a quick solution to my case problem before I went on my Christmas vacation. I went to my local Staples and found the pictured case. Its thickness perfectly fits the thickness of the zaurus. It has about an inch of spare room on the side and top (or bottom). It has nothing to secure it to the zaurus. I think it costs $24.

Lance
MrCool80s
alge,

looks really nice, a couple q's:

- how is it working out for the 6K? do you think a velcro fastener would work better for easy closing?
- how long to put together?
- source of leather? cobbler, craft store, other?

J
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