How does one wear a Visor on one's belt and look stylish at the same time?
The Slipper Visor by E&B Company answers this question by allowing
the user to carry his or her Visor in an attractive leather case that adds
next to nothing to the Visor's size.
The Slipper Visor makes all of the
basic features of the Visor readily available. There are cutouts
for the Ir port and the microphone, as well as the HotSync port at the
bottom of the Visor. This feature sets the Slipper Visor apart from
most of the other current cases on the market. There is a plastic
cover over the buttons, and the flap on the Slipper Visor folds back behind
the Visor, allowing one to easily hold the Visor. When not in use,
the flap covers the Visor's screen and is secured by velcro. The
E&B logo is elegantly displayed on the flap. The Slipper Visor
comes in two versions: with and without a beltclip; I reviewed the
model with the beltclip.
of the most touted features of the Slipper Visor is that it allows you
to HotSync your Visor while it is still in the case. There is a small
cutout on the back of the case that allows a solid connection to the cradle.
Sometimes it is not secure, and I had some trouble at first with getting
the Visor to slide all the way in the cradle. I found that I could
get the Visor to sync without it clicking into place, but I had to be careful
not to bump it and lose the connection. The Slipper Visor also comes
with a small "sticker" that makes it easier to click the Visor into the
cradle. This is something that will improve with practice, as the
leather will eventually snugly fit the Visor and make insertion into the
cradle easier. Although it is tricky at first, the ability to HotSync
in the case more than makes up for the learning curve. An added bonus of
the Slipper Visor is that it works perfectly with the Think
Outside Stowaway keyboard.
If there is one thing that I wish
was a little different in the Slipper Visor, it would be the use of velcro
to hold the flap in place. In the picture with the Visor in the cradle,
you can barely make out one of the velcro strips above the on/off button.
These strips are not long enough when you first get the Slipper Visor becuase
the leather has not conformed around the corners yet. This also causes
issues if you use the PDA
Panache custom stylus, which works, but there is a greater chance of
the velcro not holding the flap from the Slipper Visor. As I mentioned,
once the leather wears in it should conform properly.
Another thing that you will either
like or dislike is the plastic covering that is over the application buttons.
Several cases have this type of design, and it is up to your personal tastes
whether you will like the covering or not. I personally don't have
a problem with the covering, but users who play a lot of games may not
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