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» GrinderGear Basecamp Usability Conclusion
When I first got my Visor I just carried it around in my front pocket with
the bundled hard cover attached. This arrangement worked great; however, as time passed
I ended up needing to carry more PDA accessories than my poor pants
could handle. So I started to look around all of the usual places for a nice case
that could alleviate the strain on my belt.
While searching for a PDA
case there were a number of things I decided to look for, and they are all listed
Swivel-type belt clip - Because of the size of
some of these modules and sleeves, the practicality of putting such a
device in your pocket is nonexistent. A swivel clip seemed at the time to
be a great solution to this problem. As it turns out, swivel clips leave a
little to be desired, however it is a lot better than putting in my pocket.
Compatible with a wide rage of PDA sizes - Since I own both a Visor and a
Compaq iPAQ, I wanted a case that wasn’t PDA specific so it could be used with
either of my PDAs.
Sturdy - As a student, I use my PDA (what
ever one it happens to be) in school for a wide rage of tasks, Tthis means I need to have my PDA be accessible at all
times, and while the belt clip
solves this problem, it creates another: Something that exposed is bound
to get bumped into, hit, etc..
Affordable - If money weren’t a problem, then
I’d have a different Vaja Case for every different configuration of my
PDA. But I don’t think one could in good conscience justify spending
that kind of money on cases. I wanted something that would give me a good
level of protection for a reasonable price.
This brought me to
the GrinderGear Basecamp. Priced at
$39.9, it is
somewhat more affordable than it’s competition, and it packs
a nice punch.