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Crocodile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:32 pm    Post subject: Third Party Case Recommendation For x20 Please Reply with quote

It really bugs me what manufacturers want to charge for accessories.

Any recommendations for a case for the x20? I had hoped the Nintendo DS Lite EVA case would fit but it's just a little too small. I like the idea of EVA as it gives the screen some protection against impact damage in the glovebox.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno what "EVA" is, but I use the 'official' DS Lite cases from 'Game' shops.
They often seem to have them with embroidered figures on them, but you can also get them in plain black and grey amongst other colours.
Both my 720 and 940 fit fine.



They seem to have some reinforcing inside to protect the screen, even though the DS wouldn't need it!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recently bought a 720 (from totalpda.co.uk) and I am still using a Jiffy Bag! They are cheap, readily available (most Post Offices/High Street stationers) and offer great screen protection. Not much good in the rain - but I don't use it outside. I also don't leave it in the glove compartment - it slips into my coat pocket or briefcase.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking for a suitable case for my 720 as well - but a 'Jiffybag' was not something I had even thought about! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
Dunno what "EVA" is, but I use the 'official' DS Lite cases from 'Game' shops.
They often seem to have them with embroidered figures on them, but you can also get them in plain black and grey amongst other colours.
Both my 720 and 940 fit fine.



They seem to have some reinforcing inside to protect the screen, even though the DS wouldn't need it!
Expanded Vinyl Acetate.

It's what the 4gamers DS Lite cases are made from as well as (I believe) the official TomTom 20 rip-off.

I guess the Nintendo cases are a little larger, I'll have to find one to try thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Third Party Case Recommendation For x20 Please Reply with quote

Crocodile wrote:
It really bugs me what manufacturers want to charge for accessories.

Any recommendations for a case for the x20? I had hoped the Nintendo DS Lite EVA case would fit but it's just a little too small. I like the idea of EVA as it gives the screen some protection against impact damage in the glovebox.
Hi, try one of these, i have 3 and they are very good, all leather, with magnetic catches, good protection, cost around 5.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350120986778
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine came fixed to a card that hangs on those hooks you get in shops, rather than in a box. This means you can try before you buy, without having to break a box open. Smile
Also worth checking the bargain bin.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennisf

Does this mean that the tomtom one has the same dimensions as the x20 devices

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
Mine came fixed to a card that hangs on those hooks you get in shops, rather than in a box. This means you can try before you buy, without having to break a box open. Smile
Also worth checking the bargain bin.
Thanks Andy.

dennisf wrote:
Hi, try one of these, i have 3 and they are very good, all leather, with magnetic catches, good protection, cost around 5.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350120986778

Thanks for that but I prefer something that fully encloses the device.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonial wrote:
Dennisf

Does this mean that the tomtom one has the same dimensions as the x20 devices

John
No, it means the seller has either posted the wrong pic or doesn't have a pic showing the x20.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi dennisf
I purchased a case like yours and value for money it would be hard to beat. Just 5 and free p&p. Great value.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought one of these at the beginning of 2008 and it works just fine - I keep my TomTom 520 in it all the time. I actually kept the bit of foam it was shipped with, as it adds a nice bit of padding. It's been dropped several tims while carrying my TT and it has survived fine.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350147476569

Ignore the picture of the non-Go model TomTom - the case works fine with the Go 520/720/920 and presumably also the x30/x40 range.

[this text is for in a few years time when the above link is outdated: auction title "Black Carry Case Bag Pouch Holder for Tomtom 520 720" by seller "superdog5000"]

edit: huh... the link by dennisf was to an auction by the same seller for a different style of case.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this case made by pdair

It has room for 2 sd cards and you never need to remove it from the case in normal use.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick-uk wrote:
I use this case made by pdair

It has room for 2 sd cards and you never need to remove it from the case in normal use.


Rick, Do you know if you have to remove the TomTom from the case to use with the supplied mount? or can you get away with leaving the case on when using on the tomtom supplied mount?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the sockets and the mounting point are available while it is still in the case. The only time I have to remove it is if I need to change the SD card.

Other images showing mount in use here

Although you can use the TT supplied windscreen mount you would not be able to use the desk stand or a similar type of car mount
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