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post Jun 21 2018, 03:45 AM
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when I received my Gemini, I started to use it as daily driver. And it is truly amazing. I am carrying it in my backpack in "glasses" pocket. But I want to protect it somehow more when I am not using it. So I decided to buy some pouch/cover for it.
I did not ordered original one, because I do not like that look of it. I preffer something synthetic/textile rather than leather one (actually I had cover made from wood on my OnePlus 3 which I had before and it looked cool).

So please share your tips, or info which cover do you use. Maybe you found something amazing which I did not.

My tips which should work - not tested yet sad.gif

1) Subsonic iStart pouch for PS Vita - https://www.subsonic.com/fr/pour-psp-ps-vit...0192200912.html
I used this pouch in past for my PS Vita and for my ireadygo Much i5. It worked for them. I found my Much i5 in a drawer, and it is actually slightly larger than Gemini. Infortunately I cannot find that pouch now. But it must fit Gemini nicely.

2) Chinese Wool-like pouch - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mobile-Phon...2851493696.html
I am probably going to order this one. It should fit Gemini nicely and it looks nice.

3) Chinese pouch with belt clip - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Cowboy-Clot...2698854236.html
Looks nice too. Gemini will definitely fit in. It has a belt clip and a carabiner (so you can attach it to your backpack or something). It can also hold few more things that just phone. But it will be much bigger than pouch just for phone.
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post Jun 23 2018, 06:03 AM
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I am using the Planet Computers leather case, and find that the Gemini PDA + case together fit nicely into a jeans pocket and easily slips in and out of it. The case also adds corner protection and so I feel more secure using the combination.

My Psion 5mx also used to live in a pants or blazer or sweater pocket, but the Psion is a much more rugged machine, in my opinion, than the Gemini PDA. I dropped my Psion many times without a scratch resulting (although the AA batteries would invariably go flying off somewhere and have to be retrieved. I am very concerned about the relatively delicate screen and innards of the Gemini compared with the Psion.

Anyone else care to comment on the relative ruggedness, Psion 5mx vs Gemini PDA?

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post Jul 3 2018, 07:08 AM
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QUOTE(pdtpoet @ Jun 23 2018, 04:03 PM) *
Anyone else care to comment on the relative ruggedness, Psion 5mx vs Gemini PDA?

While the Psion LCD just has a plastic film for cover, the Gemini has Gorilla Glass, which, while it might break more easily, should protect the actual display quite a bit better. As a Psion screen both slides and folds, its ribbon cable is prone to breaking. Since the Gemini only folds, I'd guess its (two) ribbon cables won't wear out as easily.

When closed, the keyboard-to-screen hinge of a Psion slides inside the device, which probably protects it a bit more in case of a drop. If dropped when open, I'd guess a Psion and a Gemini has similar odds of survival, depending on how they'd land. Since a Gemini is a tad lighter (my kitchen scale says 307g with the rear camera addon), it would impact with a tad less force than a Psion, but just a tad.

Speaking of the rear camera, it is protected by a window, made from what seems (to me) to be plastic, which presumably would scratch quite easily. As it's stuck on with double-sided tape, it's likely possible, but perhaps a bit messy, to replace, shoud spare parts become available.

For anyone considering the add-on camera, I'd say a case is neccesary, lest I'm wrong, and the window is actual glass, but until we know for sure, I'd say use a case. Should that make frequent use of the Gemini too cumbersome, then perhaps ironically, frequent users might better stay away from the add-on camera (at least until we know how it fares without a case). For what it's worth, I keep my main "umpteen times a day" phone in a case that requires two steps to retrieve or insert it. I find that quite tolerable, but that's just me.

While my PC Gemini case was silly snug at first, I'm happy it was. Being actual leather, it does stretch a bit over time. While my (also leather) Psion slipcase soon got so loose that the Psion would easily fall out of it, my Gemini case now seems to be just righ; easy enough for me to apply or remove, but with no risk of the Gemini falling out if it. For me, the PC case feels "just right". No case wouldn't feel good, and a larger case would make my Gemini too bulky for my pockets.

The add-on camera has made a slight hump in the case, just where the PC logo is, as I'm always inserting my Gemini that way. So far, the inside fabric of the case seems to keep the camera window clean, though that might change once enough grease has rubbed off inside the case. Time will tell, I suppose.
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post Sep 23 2018, 09:24 AM
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I concurr with the case becoming "just good" in about one week of use.
Let's hope it stays in the "just good" range.

BTW, today I made my first scratch on the case. Probably the zipper of an inside compartment of my rucksack.
OK, better than on the Gemini, but still... the first one hurts the worst.
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Kisuke-CZE   Gemini PDA - Accessories - Pouches/Covers   Jun 21 2018, 03:45 AM
Mr Rimmer   I use a PS Vita pouch which I picked up from eBay ...   Jun 21 2018, 04:47 AM
Dixit   QUOTE(Mr Rimmer @ Jun 21 2018, 01:47 PM) ...   Jun 21 2018, 09:28 AM
Calamityspice   I just carry mine in my pocket. I work in a wareho...   Jun 21 2018, 05:14 PM
gidds   QUOTE(Calamityspice @ Jun 22 2018, 02:14 ...   Jun 22 2018, 08:58 AM
Calamityspice   QUOTE(gidds @ Jun 22 2018, 05:58 PM) QUOT...   Jul 3 2018, 05:19 PM
Malcolm H   49 pence for a 3DS pouch from Home Bargains in the...   Jun 22 2018, 03:29 AM
rubus-3.142   I use the little "free" cloth bag my sun...   Jun 22 2018, 11:13 PM
pdtpoet   I am using the Planet Computers leather case, and ...   Jun 23 2018, 06:03 AM
Daniel W   QUOTE(pdtpoet @ Jun 23 2018, 04:03 PM) An...   Jul 3 2018, 07:08 AM
pdtpoet   QUOTE(Daniel W @ Jul 3 2018, 11:08 AM) QU...   Jul 3 2018, 12:16 PM
Dixit   I concurr with the case becoming "just good...   Sep 23 2018, 09:24 AM
racerx187   I am using the fabric case from an HP48GX calculat...   Jun 26 2018, 02:00 PM
Roy KG   I have carried around my Psion for the past 20 yea...   Jun 29 2018, 11:47 PM
Dixit   Interesting solution. PDAir was already a renowned...   Jun 30 2018, 01:09 AM
Roy KG   QUOTE(Dixit @ Jun 30 2018, 01:09 AM) Inte...   Jun 30 2018, 03:02 AM
gidds   QUOTE(Roy KG @ Jun 30 2018, 12:02 PM) If ...   Jul 2 2018, 12:23 AM
Roy KG   QUOTE(gidds @ Jul 2 2018, 12:23 AM) QUOTE...   Jul 3 2018, 02:04 PM
Joern   I bought the Planetcom leather case. It looks nice...   Jul 1 2018, 12:33 AM
Jos   I came across a nice SanDisc stick on the net: htt...   Sep 23 2018, 05:15 AM
pdtpoet   FOUND - A "QUICK DRAW" BELT CASE SPECIFI...   Oct 5 2018, 06:25 AM
Calamityspice   Will replacement metal parts become available even...   Oct 14 2018, 03:36 PM
epninety   I ordered the external camera to replace a dented ...   Oct 16 2018, 05:08 AM
Dixit   Yes, pdtpoet, that IS a nice case. It would be ni...   Oct 15 2018, 07:16 AM
pdtpoet   QUOTE(Dixit @ Oct 15 2018, 11:16 AM) Yes,...   Oct 16 2018, 05:25 AM

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