you first see the box, you'll know this is a luxurious case
straight from Spain (the folks who know leather!). Yummy!
These are some of of my favorite cases. The leather is soft,
aromatic and says "class". No Velcro here, the
PDA slides into a custom-fit sleeve that fits like a glove
and has openings for the sync port, charger port and audio
port (if your PDA has audio). The snap closure won't leave
everyone staring at you in a meeting (even rip open a velcro
closure in a quiet room?). Their more recent cases have magnetic
closures concealed under the leather- effective and very
There are pockets inside for
credit cards, money and expansion cards. A removable bet
clip is included that attaches to a permanent, unobtrusive
grommet. The cases come in black and tan, and are also
available in crocodile and ostrich.
In summer 2002, Piel Frama
introduced a new case for the iPAQ with GSM sleeve. This
is a welcome addition, as no other sleeved iPAQ case has
the appropriate cut-outs for the antenna and etc. (pictured
below). This is one lovely case, and is available in several
GMS sleeve case
GSM sleeve case interior
Clie NX series case, with cutouts for WiFi card and
Clie SJ series case fits like a glove and has slots
for Memory Sticks and business and credit cards.
Luxurious case line includes models in crocodile and ostrich
with cow skin leather inside. The cases look classy and
are well made with snap closures. They feature the same
custom fit design and slots for storage and business/credit
cards inside the flip as the standard case line. We received
the crocodile case for the Toshiba e740/e750 which is pictured
to the right. It features cutouts for the sync port (you
can cable sync in case, but not cradle sync), headphone
jack, speaker and the IR port. The jog dial, record button,
power button and the LEDs are also accessible. Like all
Piel Frama cases, this one fit our e755 like a glove and
didn't get in the way of using the PDA.
Frama cases are well padded and the flip cover is quite
rigid. Despite this, they don't add a lot of bulk. They
certainly do a great job of protecting your PDA, yet the
leather is supple enough that the flip will open easily
and stay behind the PDA when using it in the case.
heartily recommend their cases, and I'd say that theirs
and Vaja are at the top of the line in terms of protection,
style, luxuriousness and quality.
Frama cases are available for just about every PDA: iPAQ,
iPAQ + sleeve, Toshiba and Toshiba e750 + extended battery,
Casio E-200, Dell Axim, HP Jornada, Sony Clie, Palm m500
series, NEC, Audiovox, Pocket Loox, Nokia smartphones,
Treo and many more.
vary with model, generally 60 Euros
for leather and 90 Euros
for crocodile and ostrich.
Frama iPAQ 3800 cases for naked iPAQ (shown in black) and
wearing a PC card sleeve (shown in tan)
Clie NX series case is above. This one is in two tone leather,
but you can get other colors too. I really love Piel Frama's
new Clie cases: beautiful fit and craftsmanship, and the
new concealed magnetic enclosure is great!
is the case for the Toshiba e740 and e750 model in crocodile
and cow skin, which is from their Luxurious case line.