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Flip Top case (Prism)

Thu Feb 15, 2001 - 12:19 AM EST - By James Hromadka


Product Info
Details
Name Flip Top case (Prism)
Company Vaja
HotSync in Case: Yes
Ir In Case Yes
Weight: 2.0 oz.
Size: 3-1/8" x 4-7/8" x 1"
Case Type Leather
Held by: Strap
Fact Sheet & User Opinions
Availability
Unknown
Pricing
$69.9 (Magnetic Closure)
$46.9 (Snap Closure)


Prism Flip Top openOnce upon a time, Vaja released a fabulous leather carrying case that was perfect for business users.  Now Vaja is trying to one-up themselves with a Flip Top Prism case that uses a magnetic closure.  Is this the perfect case?

The Prism Flip Top case comes in several different styles of high-quality Argentinean leather that make the Visor Prism look very stylish.  The Visor slides easily in and out of the case, as there are no snaps to deal with to keep the Visor inside.  The Flip Top's lid uses two sewn-in magnets to close (a snap version is also available); when open, the lid folds behind and out of the way.

Inside the case, there are also slots for cash and three business cards.  Because the Prism case uses magnets, you shouldn't keep credit cards inside the Prism case.  The lid has a Vaja logo on the front and closes securely with the magnets  Why hasn't anyone done this sooner?  Cutouts on the left and right sides of the case allow quick access to the Ir port and stylus.

The back of the case has a cutout so you can reset the Visor while it is still in the case, and the front has a plastic lining that covers the hardware buttons.  The front of the case also has cutouts that expose the Prism's microphone and charge light, and the bottom of the case exposes the HotSync port.

Usability

Back of Prism Flip TopThis case is everything that a Visor case should be.  All of the necessary Visor ports are accessible to the user while the Visor is still inside the case.  The magnetic strips are sewn in next to where the Visor's on-screen buttons would be and aren't very noticeable.  The magnets hold the case closed very well yet still allow you to flip over the cover with one hand.  I really like how the Ir port and stylus holder are easily accessible, and having cutouts for the reset pin and microphone is a nice touch.

The case that I received for review was already worn in, so I didn't have any trouble getting the case to HotSync while in the Visor Prism's cradle.  Although Vaja doesn't say that you can HotSync while the Visor is inside the case, it can be done after the leather has contoured to the unique curves of the Prism.  I suggest you keep the lid over the Visor's screen when synching, as this seems to keep the weight balanced better.

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