[maemo-users] starting up - ruggedizing

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Wed Dec 19 21:38:36 EET 2007
On Wednesday 19 December 2007 09:13:43 am Fred Chittenden wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 08:55:00 -0500
> hendrik at topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> > I've just ordered my first N800, and it should arrive in a few
> > days. I've read this list enough to know that it will do the
> > things I want it to do (and more) once I write a few minor
> > applications for it... Is it possible to ruggedize the N800? 
> > I've already destroyed several Nokia cell phones and a Palm pilot
> > by letting them drop out of my pocket onto the floor when I bend
> > over.  (My Palm is still limping along with gratuitous blobs of
> > orange pixels and uneven backlighting after several falls.  Kudos
> > to the manufacturer!)
> My ruggedizing solution finding  a smallish zippered $6 day planner
> like deal at Target by Franklin-Coveys #365.  Fits in a large
> pocket. Finds a easy home in my brief case/day pack.
> * It holds the n800 real snuggly, with cushioning in every
> dimension, comes with a small pen, a pad of paper which I divided
> in half to make a little more room, and a few slots for
> business/credit cards and some $.
> * It cushions drops quite well.
> * Google up some screen protectors.  The case protects the screen
> well if you put the screen on the paper pad side of the case, but
> you'll want to protect the screen from stylus scratches.
> * You can open the zipper on one end to charge the device in the
> case. * The case is snug enough of a fit to not
> allow the n800 to slip out an unzipped end.
> * There's just enough spare room for the ear piece.
> * For quick access, when you put the n800 in the case, lock the
> touch screen and keys.  Unlocking is much quicker than booting up
> and saves battery time over just leaving it on.
> Any who, that's worked for me.  I'm sure there's other solutions to
> ruggedizing use.

I've been using a Nintendo DS Lite case.  (got it on sale too!) has 
lots of extra "pockets".  

Also I noted the first line... "I just ordered my FIRST n800.  Sounds 
like someone has plans ;)


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