you want the very best in protection for your Visor, you should look at
the Titanium (Ti) Slider from RhinoSkin.
The Ti Slider uses a patent-pending sliding design that lets you open the
case and slide the cover underneath. This allows you to hold the
Visor without a bulky case getting in the way. The case has little
nubs on both sides for stability when you set the Visor down that remind
me of little rivets since the outside is all titanium. Inside the
case, the Visor is protected by a neoprene inner lining, which adds shock
absorbency to the Visor and protects it from drops and collisions.
There is also an optional ClipPak
available for people who want to attach the Ti Slider to their belts.
The Visor itself is not held in by
anything but a neoprene lining that is cut to allow the Visor to stay in
place. I wouldn’t turn it upside down, but the Visor fits nice and
snug inside when the entire set-up is carried normally. There is
also a cutout behind the Visor to hold about five business cards, which
could come in quite handy if you are out on a construction site and making
If there is one thing I would change
about the Ti Slider, it would be the square casing. When closed,
the Ti Slider looks like a box and is not the most visually appealing item
which can hold the Visor. I took my Visor to a meeting at work and
heard a few negative comments as to the look of the case. When my
wife saw the case, she said that "a woman would never buy that case.*"
This could be in part because my previous case was a leather snap-on case
that looked pretty nice. I have used the Ti Slider for several weeks
and have not heard any other comments.
I can tell that the Ti Slider for
the Visor is a modified version of the model for the Palm III because of
the cutout at the top for the Ir port on the Palm organizers. I have
found that if you want to use the Ir port on the Visor without removing
it from the case (or are left-handed) you can turn the Visor upside down
in the Ti Slider. This is most likely not the intended way to hold
the Visor, but it does work for those who really want to use the Ir port
with the Visor still in the Ti Slider.
the Ti Slider is just like opening a book. Once the Ti Slider is
open all the way, the left side slides underneath the right side.
The Ti Slider also comes with instructions on adjusting the tightness of
the hinges. There is a small amount of noise when sliding the left
side into place, and I wish the hinges would have had a plastic washer
or something similar to reduce noise. The good thing is that the
case slides out of the way. When I hold the Visor in the Ti Slider,
the overall size is not too much wider than if I was holding the Visor
by itself. This makes writing for extended periods of time much easier.
I really like the protection that
this case offers. When my Visor is inside, I do not worry about dropping
it. I have read plenty of stories about users with other RhinoSkin
Ti cases who have dropped, run over, or otherwise assaulted their Palm
organizers with no ill effects. I am not advocating that you test
your Ti Slider’s abilities, but reading those stories makes me more confident
that an accident won’t crack my Visor’s screen.