It’s always good to have protection for your devices; especially when it is cold outside and you might be be prone to slipping around a bit. So having a good case and a pen nearby to write a note is pretty much one of the first things that I look for when getting a new device.
JAVOSkin Case and Stylograph Stylus
Having the Palm Treo 750 in my queue for review, I also took the opportunity to review the JAVOedge JAVOSkin Case and this same company’s Stylograph Stylus for this smartphone.
The JAVOedge JAVOSkin Case is a simple slip-on case that is designed to protect the Treo 750 from the little dings and nicks that happen to all of our devices when we carry them in small spaces. I tend to carry my phone in the same pocket that my keys are, and so dings are inevitable.
This case is quite rubbery in texture, though I am able to press the hard buttons in order to make calls. Using the keyboard is possible, but hard due to just the spacing of the rubber-like material.
The JAVOSkin case is contoured to fit the 750 exactly (it will not fit the 680, as they have slightly different shapes and cut out sections).
The side has a cut out for the mini-SD slot and IR port. The top has a cut out that’s longer than what is needed to turn the ringer on and off; however, if you have gloves on that slot is just big enough. There is also a lanyard loop at the top left so that you can attach the included lanyard and hang the Treo for easier accessibility.
Treo 750 in JAVOSkin Case
On the left side the volume and side buttons are covered but accessible. The bottom has a cut-out for the charge/sync cables. And on the rear is an assembly that allows you to attach a belt clip.
In terms of protection, falling on ice seems not to be a problem. The Treo took an icy spill and just slid right along without missing a beat. I was quite impressed.
It was also great to just keep the 750 in its case and use it. Not many cases pass that test with me and that is why I feel that the JAVOedge JAVOSkin Case would be a good buy.
The Treo 750 JAVOSkin case sells for $22.75
If you don’t have a Treo 750, don’t despair. JAVOedge makes versions for many other models. Check this company’s web site to see if there is one for your device.
Aside from a good case, having a stylus that is able to serve as a pen for the occasional note is also a necessary accessory.
The JAVOedge Stylograph Stylus is designed very similar to the stylus that comes with the Treo 750, except that the back end of it has a ball point pen.
Writing with the Stylograph is not very difficult, but you won’t want to write for very long with it. It’s lighter than the stock stylus as it’s hollowed to allow for an ink cartridge. Overall though, it works for signing papers and bank notes when you need a pen, but do not want something extra for your pocket.
The JAVOedge Stylograph is available for $10.50 from its manufacturer’s web site. Again, there are versions for other models, too.