Executive Leather Case from RhinoSkin is crafted from
first quality Italian leather. It measures 5.75" x 4.5"
x 1.5" and will hold any PDA device (not just a Visor) up to
5.25" x 3.25" x 0.8". Available in either black or
brown, it weighs approximately 4.5 ounces and comes equipped with
a heavy duty brass zipper.
Inside the Tri-Fold are slots for up to 5 credit cards and two
larger pockets for cash, receipts, or other paperwork. An inner
hinged flap (hence the name tri-fold) has four larger
slots, one of which will hold a notepad up to 3" x 5" (Day-Timer
Lined note Pages #87415 fit perfectly). There's also a stylus
holder that can accomodate a small pen as well. All this makes
the case usable as a wallet or purse in addition to carrying your
Your Visor is held in the case using Velcro. There's a 2-1/2"
x 4" patch sewn inside the case and three self-adhesive
mating pieces (3/4" x 1-1/2") are provided to attach
the PDA. The Visor, Visor
Deluxe [review], and
Platinum [review] can be held in the case by applying the Velcro to
the snap-on hard cover or to the back of the units themselves. To
hold a Visor
Prism [review], the Velcro will need to be applied directly to the
back of the unit since the hard cover doesn't snap on the back.
Using the hard cover attachment method makes using the Tri-Fold
similar to one of the Handspring cases
with the "sewn-in attachment" device but also adds to
the overall thickness when placed in the case. A benefit of using
the hard cover is the ability to place the Visor backwards to
further protect the sensitive LCD screen.
There's a rigid material sewn inside the front and rear covers
that offers a fair amount of protection to items inside. Plus,
the way the case is sewn creates a sturdy ridge all around the
outer edges that will help absorb some of the force from an
accidental fall. The overall protection offered by the Tri-Fold
is better than the standard leather slip-case but not as good as
a hard cover.
The Tri-Fold is intended to be hand carried or placed in a
briefcase, purse, or backpack. Its overall size is a bit too
large to allow carrying it in a pants pocket, though you can put
it in a jacket pocket without much trouble. To use your Visor
with any oversized modules or external accessories like a
keyboard requires that it be removed from the case. This applies
to HotSyncing as well.
A fellow VisorCentral member recently asked
if the case would hold Springboard modules. The answer is no.
While a standard sized module can be slipped into one of the
pockets, the added thickness is too much to allow the case to be
closed properly. Even when used as intended to carry a few credit
cards, some cash, and a notepad, the case, when closed, is a very
tight fit. All of this results in increased pressure being placed
against the LCD screen.