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Tactilis Flip-Clip and Cover

Sat Dec 23, 2000 - 1:32 PM EST - By Mark Pierson

The Flip-Clip by Tactilis (a Latin word meaning able to be touched) is one of those accessories that's so simple in design you'll probably wonder "why didn't I think of that?". It fits any Visor model (Visor, Deluxe, Platinum, and Prism) and allows the use of a Palm III-style flip cover on your trusty handheld.

Molded in the U.S.A. from a high-grade polycarbonate, it is available in both opaque black and transparent clear to match any Visor. The clear is just that... clear. It's not frosted like the Visor ice color; this lets the actual Visor color show through. You can even see the Handspring logo on the face of the Visor through the Flip-Clip. At approximately 3.125" wide, it adds about .125" to the overall width and .0625" to the overall height of the Visor at the top. It only weighs .16 ounces (4.6 g) so you won't feel any difference in weight.

The reproduction covers come in 7 translucent colors (graphite, ice, blue, green, orange, purple, and yellow). Opaque black, dark blue, and gray will be available soon). They add another .125" to the width, making the total about 3.25", and weigh only .5 oz (14.3 g) each.

Tactilis has announced the Flip-Lid, scheduled for release in Q1 2001, that will be a flip cover molded specifically to the shape of the Visor for a more "precise" fit. One of its features will be a clear "read-through" window design (handy for reading reminder alarms without having to open the cover) and it will be available in all of the Visor colors. Expect it to retail in the $6.00 to $8.00 range. The relatively low cost of the covers will allow you to have multiple colors that can be interchanged to suit your mood on any given day.

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Company Tactilis
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