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Good alternate cases for the 50g?
Message #1 Posted by Bruce Bergman on 25 Aug 2006, 2:24 a.m.

I'm almost embarassed to carry around the cheezy case that comes with the shiny new 50g... My 33s case fits almost perfectly -- if it was only an inch longer.

Has anyone found a good replacement case for the 49g/50g calcs? Something protective but slim and not obtrusive?

thanks! bruce

      
Re: Good alternate cases for the 50g?
Message #2 Posted by bill platt on 25 Aug 2006, 9:32 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Bruce Bergman

http://store.dooney.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=19575

            
Ha ha ha ha ha! (nt)
Message #3 Posted by J.C. Boco on 25 Aug 2006, 9:39 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by bill platt

nt

            
Re: Good alternate cases for the 50g?
Message #4 Posted by Dave Shaffer on 25 Aug 2006, 11:35 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by bill platt

If it just had an HP logo ....

            
That was mean... (NT)
Message #5 Posted by Vieira, L. C. (Brazil) on 25 Aug 2006, 6:00 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by bill platt

                  
Re: That was mean... (NT)
Message #6 Posted by bill platt on 25 Aug 2006, 11:10 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Vieira, L. C. (Brazil)

Hey, I like that D&B bag! (I'm in touch with my feminine side;-)

      
Re: Good alternate cases for the 50g?
Message #7 Posted by Ron Ross on 25 Aug 2006, 9:58 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Bruce Bergman

Perhaps I can trade an Hp48G case for that sorry excuse of a leatherette case you got with your Hp ( I am joking, you are better off with THAT case).

I feel the new case is a BIG improvement over the previous 48G line case. Even with a streamlined case, it is still a big bulky graphics calculator, so you might as well protect it with a good case. The older Hp48G case was not much more than a slip cover.

My day to rant!!!!

I use an Hp48Gx on my desk. Is it my favorite? No, my Hp42s or Hp 15c are my favorites (depending upon my mood or needs). But to sit on my desk at work, the Hp48G series has lots of features that save me reference time or provide an easy solution to an otherwise tough problem. But I sure hate their bulk and prefer the simplicity and size of the smaller, yet powerful pocket calculator (if the Hp 42s where even 1 cm shorter, my Hp 15c wouldn't even be mentioned, although it is also tough to give up that layout, once you are used to it).

I would agree with your assessment of the Hp33s case, as IT IS SUPPOSED to be a pocket calculator and the case makes it NOT SO!

            
Re: Good alternate cases for the 50g?
Message #8 Posted by Dia C. Tran on 25 Aug 2006, 1:59 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Ron Ross

I thought the case that came with my 48sx is very nice. The one that came with the 48gx isn't as nice but not a bad one.

      
Re: Alternate Case For 50g? - Yes, Here You Go
Message #9 Posted by Happy HP User on 26 Aug 2006, 3:34 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Bruce Bergman

Yes, there is an excellent padded nylon case with velcro enclosure available, with room to stuff in a pocket guide. I liked the first one so much I bought five for all my 48s/49s/50. Here's a link to the Reeline/RipOffs company:

http://www.ripoffs.com/datasheets/co29/co29.html

            
Re: Alternate Case For 50g? - Yes, Here You Go
Message #10 Posted by Bruce Bergman on 26 Aug 2006, 10:29 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Happy HP User

Thanks. Your post is exactly what I had hoped to see. I was beginning to think that everyone was into unhelpful smartass remarks, but glad to hear you're not part of that crowd.

I was actually hoping to find a slip case of some variety, but I may take a closer look at the ripoffs. At least they appear very high quality and well thought out, if nothing else.

I may take a chance on a longer-than-normal 32s case I saw on eBay too, not sure yet.

Anyhow, thanks! bruce

                  
Re: Alternate Case For 50g? - Yes, Here You Go
Message #11 Posted by Ron Allen on 27 Aug 2006, 2:31 p.m.,
in response to message #10 by Bruce Bergman

Like so many others, I say the bulk in the cover is just about enough to cover the bulk in the unit. So much for style over substance again. I am encouraged by the fact that a significant number of critics continue to offer criticism of style, finding little negative to say about function.

Maybe I should design a case with belt loop for students to wear proudly around campus in the place of my old K&E Decilog. Sounds to me that there is a market.

Have fun y'all,

Ron

PS Rec reading - "The Ring" (maybe "In the Ring")by Teddy Roosevelt. Whatever the title, it is a little essay on the merits of getting in the ring (aka, "stepping up to the plate" versus being a critic.

            
Re: Alternate Case For 50g? - Yes, Here You Go
Message #12 Posted by Boswell Bear on 6 Sept 2006, 11:18 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Happy HP User

Here is another alternative - looks absolutely bomb-proof (perhaps an unfortunate choice of words in today's world):

http://www.loink.com/category/o

                  
Re: Alternate Case For 50g? - Yes, Here You Go
Message #13 Posted by Iqbal on 7 Sept 2006, 3:30 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by Boswell Bear

I prefer and also recommend the ripoffs case. It's much cheaper and very durable. http://www.ripoffs.com/hand.htm

                        
Re: Alternate Case For 50g? - Yes, Here You Go
Message #14 Posted by Todd on 8 Sept 2006, 9:24 a.m.,
in response to message #13 by Iqbal

Ripoffs is going or has gone out of business. They may have product with current vendors. This is the first time I've heard of them so too bad.

                              
Re: Alternate Case For 50g? - Yes, Here You Go
Message #15 Posted by Jeff on 9 Sept 2006, 2:14 p.m.,
in response to message #14 by Todd

Holster Depot has the CO-29 holster available for $19.99.

http://www.holster-depot.com/shoppro/electronicsfind.html


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