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Zarhan
Now that we are getting closer to production run, has anyone discovered any good candidates for carrying cases/pouches for Cosmo?

That 17,14cm length is going to be a problem, since I really haven't been able to find anything good at least in Finnish market Even "XXL" size cases seem to be too small (typically they appear to have dimensions of with about 14-16 cm width). E.g. this one https://www.insmat.fi/fi/tuote/insmat-exclu...ottokortti-rfid is "only" 165 mm.

Even cases compatible with Samsung Galaxy S10 plus don't work - S10+ is smaller...

Having a window for the external display would be nice too, but not really mandatory, but a quick access+protection are the primary features here. Belt clip is also something I prefer since I don't like shoving a phone down my pocket.

Closest I could find are these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tactical-Smartphon...hone&sr=1-1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mopaclle-Holster-P...one&sr=1-13

But if anyone has already found a good solution for e.g. their Gemini (which has same dimensions) that is easily obtainable, please share.

Thanks.
Varti
Some users here have found some belt cases that fit their Gemini, and I believe that they would fit the Cosmo too, after all they share the same size except that the Cosmo is a bit thicker (1.51 cm v. 1.6):

https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=290121
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=291385 (same as above)
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=287502

Varti
Zarhan
The ebay offer for custom-made case seems to be the best option (albeit a bit costly) - there's now a Cosmo offering as well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leather-Protective...BUAAOSwBrlbPbmu
maki.jouni
Not exactly belt case, but wallet case.

There is one Japanese company wich is making leather cases for Gemini. They might also modify it for Cosmo. They aren't selling directly worldwide, but have been using Amazon.co.jp as distribution channel.

https://kawaya.com/iep-norimaki-gmn.html




I have 5,99" phone with 18:9 ratio. I'am using molle pouch and I think Cosmo will also fit in that.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32721208049....27424c4dY35EBc
drpeter
Cases which were designed for the Psion 5 Series should fit the Cosmo too- but with some wiggle room as the Psion is significantly thicker.

Check out Psionex

These also come up regularly on eBay
Vistaus
Planet has a pouch but IMHO it's too expensive: https://store.planetcom.co.uk/collections/p...y-leather-pouch
Daniel W
Here's a few other really large phones I dug up using the GSMarena phone finder. They're all from 2019 or 2018 (didn't find any from 2017). As all of these phones are currently available, maybe they could be useful as search terms when looking for cases. The Cosmo is a lot thicker, of course, but since, say, the Mi Max 3 is 8 mm wider, it might be a possible fit, if the case isn't too rigid:
Archos Oxygen 68XL 173.5 x 81.6 x 9.0 mm (6.83 x 3.21 x 0.35 in)
Honor 8X Max 177.6 x 86.3 x 8.1 mm (6.99 x 3.40 x 0.32 in)
Huawei Mate 20 X 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.4 mm (6.87 x 3.36 x 0.33 in)
Huawei Y Max 177.6 x 86.2 x 8.5 mm (6.99 x 3.39 x 0.33 in)
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 176.2 x 87.4 x 8.0 mm (6.94 x 3.44 x 0.31 in)
ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.7 mm (6.76 x 3.09 x 0.38 in)
maki.jouni
I asked Chinese leather shop, do they have suitable belt case for Cosmo. They also make cases by dimensions, so I sended one of press release pictures where were dimensions of Cosmo....

let's see what they answer...
maki.jouni
Ok, now we have belt case for Cosmo... Today I placed my order, let's see which one arrive first case or Cosmo...

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/laNMVTHq
jankratochvil
The same shop also sells a vertical belt case:
gidds
I've never understood why people bother with cases, when they have perfectly good trouser pockets. Cases are for wimps who don't use their device enough! :-)

I carried a Psion 5mx in my left trouser pocket for 20 years; I was always whipping it out to make a quick note, check my agenda, look something up in Wikipedia, play games, read books, &c. And now my Gemini does all that and is my phone and web browser and stuff too. There simply isn't time to faff around with cases when it's ringing...

(Of course, this only works if you wear trousers that have suitably-sized pockets. But most trousers do, these days -- partly because most people have phones.)
Zarhan
QUOTE(gidds @ Sep 1 2019, 02:27 PM) *
I've never understood why people bother with cases, when they have perfectly good trouser pockets. Cases are for wimps who don't use their device enough! :-)


Problem is that storing (cosmo-sized) device in your pocket is going to cause a bulge that is very uncomfortable once you sit down. Only type of pockets that might work are ones in cargo trousers...Pockets work for *small* devices, such as my on-call emergency cell that is just 8x3x0,5cm.
jankratochvil
QUOTE(maki.jouni @ Aug 25 2019, 07:25 PM) *
I asked Chinese leather shop, do they have suitable belt case for Cosmo.


I asked them by the Aliexpress "Contact" button: "Couldn't you make this vertical belt case in black leather? Like the first leather you have for your horizontal pouch.But in 4 days the message remains "Unread". How did you communicate with them?
maki.jouni
QUOTE(jankratochvil @ Sep 4 2019, 10:26 AM) *
QUOTE(maki.jouni @ Aug 25 2019, 07:25 PM) *
I asked Chinese leather shop, do they have suitable belt case for Cosmo.


I asked them by the Aliexpress "Contact" button: "Couldn't you make this vertical belt case in black leather? Like the first leather you have for your horizontal pouch.But in 4 days the message remains "Unread". How did you communicate with them?


Yes, just like that, I contacted them with "contact seller" -button. It usually took one or two days for answer. And once we were online at same time, then we get settled things.
maki.jouni
Today I received my new custom made belt case for Cosmo Communicator.

Leather itself is great quality, about 2mm thick. Sewing quality is good and sewing line is thicker than usually used on phone cases.

My belt is about 37mm x 4mm thick leather belt and that fits very well.

Magnet clip has cover leather inside. And I think magnet is strong enough.

Overall this case seems excellent.

Only thing remains as question mark is how well Cosmo itself fits on case. That we will see probably in few weeks.


https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/FqPKJq2c
jankratochvil
Received a leather case and it perfectly matches my custom order. They even made it for standard price of their product.
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Piece_Maker
That black leather looks really nice! I do like that they've named the smooth brown colour 'crazy horse brown' as well biggrin.gif

Good to see they've actually added it as a standard option to avoid everyone making custom orders as well. Might have to get a crazy horse brown one to match my cowboy boots smile.gif
jankratochvil
QUOTE(Piece_Maker @ Dec 14 2019, 07:18 PM) *
Good to see they've actually added it as a standard option to avoid everyone making custom orders as well.


They did not. My order has completely smooth surface of the leather and I also ordered no antlers.
Vistaus
If anyone receives the official Planet Leather Pouch some time soon: please post some pictures smile.gif 'Cause the one picture an IGG doesn't tell me much about how it actually works.
bolderz
I ordered a vertical belt case in brown and it is very good. The case is made out of thick good quality leather with a secure belt loop. This is much better than some other designs which have a hook that can come off the belt much too easily. Mine came with antlers but would have been better without. There is a loop for a hand strap but I have never used it so far.

Delivery is somewhat slow and attracts a customs bill (£4 plus £8 handling charge) in the UK. I was confused by an email from Aliexpress telling me that the case was delivered and signed for when I had seen nothing. I queried the non-delivery but I couldn't get a coherent reply. A couple of days later a card popped through the door telling me that I had to pay the customs charge before I could take delivery. I then went straight over to the local Royal Mail depot, paid the charge and collected the case. It would have been much simpler if Aliexpress had told me that it was in Customs.

Overall though a good quality case that makes it easy to carry the Cosmo around.
Vistaus
Has anyone received their leather pouch perk (the official leather pouch) yet? I'm still waiting for mine, still contribution placed...
gymbo
QUOTE(Vistaus @ Mar 9 2020, 11:36 PM) *
Has anyone received their leather pouch perk (the official leather pouch) yet? I'm still waiting for mine, still contribution placed...

I got my Cosmo and the "Cosmo All-in Upgrade" (which includes the pouch) together on Friday, so seems they have started shipping.

(The "Cosmo All-in Upgrade" is still listed as "placed" on Indiegogo, som maybe Planet will send me another one as well?? ph34r.gif ph34r.gif ph34r.gif ph34r.gif )
NVDSYPE
I received the leather pouch and it fits really tight on my CC. I also ordered the all-in one perk. But I received it in 2 deliveries. First delivery contained my CC and USB-C to HDMI cable and past week it was the pouch and hub.
Vistaus
Still contribution placed here. But at least they *are* sending them out now to some of you, that's a good sign smile.gif
Vistaus
So I received a tracking link last week, but the page says it's untracked. I haven't received it either. I wonder if Planet sent me a tracking link by mistake, esp. given the fact that AFAIK their warehouse is currenty closed...
Pikku-iikka
Not a belt case - although maybe I will add an option ohmy.gif . Instead, a completely self-made case. For the bottom part, the plastic housing that came with Cosmo, was perfect. The upper cover is made of several plastic parts, so the Cosmos' lineaments could be maintained. Magnet stripe on top snaps beautifully on something metallic inside Cosmo's top-front edge (maybe there for a purpose...).

Although this case looks like a self made (which it is), I'm very happy with it. Protects my device well, gives extra grip without giving too much bulkiness. And you can always remove the Cosmo if you should.

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Piece_Maker
Does anyone have a waterproof baggie that their Cosmo fits in? Something along these lines:



All of the generic ones on Amazon seem to be of a similar size. I've got a normal-size one and my Sony Xperia X barely fits in it, let alone the gigantic Cosmo, so I'm thinking of trying to find a 'phablet' sized one, but I'm still worried the thickness will cause issues.

I'm not after anything pretty, just something that'll keep my Cosmo dry when cycling in the rain when stuffed in a pocket.
Ian Glendinning
I can highly recommend the DFV mobile - Leather Cover Vertical Belt Case with Magnetic Closure, here from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/DFV-mobile-Vertica...r/dp/B07WS7DKL5

It fits both the Gemini and the Cosmo, and is sturdy, with good quality leather and has a fantatstic magnetic catch, that snaps shut without you even having to look at where you're putting it. I've used many belt cases over the years for many devices (Psion, Nokia, Planet), and this is the best one I've seen yet!
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