Cases for handhelds provide a variety of functions. Obviously they protect the handheld, though some provide more protection that others. They can also enhance the appearance of the handheld. In addition, they can personalize a device, important in a home or office where several people own the same model.
In the past week or so, several companies have begun offering cases for a wide variety of handheld models, both Palm OS and Pocket PC.
Saunders has announced no less than thirteen additions to its RhinoSkin line, some leather and others aluminium.
This includes both a flipcase and a hardcase for the Hewlet-Packard iPAQ 1900 series. It is also offering an Aluminium RhinoSleeve for the iPAQ 3000 and 5000 series. This a two-part sleeve system — the inner sleeve holds the device while the outer sleeve protects the screen. All expansion packs are accommodated in the outer sleeve. It also makes a leather flip case for the Dell Axim X5.
Of course there are RhinoSkin cases for Palm OS models, too. Sanders has recently added aluminium hardcases for the Palm Tungsten T and Sony SJ22. It also has new leather cases for the Tungsten T. It even has a flipcase for the original Zire.
Sena Cases has recently begun offering four new custom cases specifically designed for the Tungsten C, Tungsten W, and Zire 71 from Palm Inc. and the TG50 and SJ33 from Sony.
“Our goal was to introduce slim cases without having to compromise the protection. I believe we achieved that,” said Ramsey Oten, Ph.D., Marketing Director of the company.
What makes these cases customizable is the customer can choose from a variety of colors for the leather, and whether to include a belt clip or not.
This company already has a leather flipcase for the Palm Tungsten C and Tungsten W that allows the handheld to HotSync in the case. This can be customized with different colors of leather and even embossed with a name or logo.
The cases mentioned here are only recent additions to these company’s product lines. All of them carry many other cases for handhelds.