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Wilderness Nubuck
Monday February 7, 2000 - 8:00 AM EST - By James Hromadka

Wild Nubuck closedSometimes it is important to "do it with style." If you are the type of person that wants to make a statement with the case you use for your Visor, look no further than Handspring's Premier line of cases. Each case is similar in design, with the only differences being the type of material that it uses and their weight. The Handspring Wilderness Nubuck case is a high quality leather case for fashionable people who like brown tones.

The Wilderness Nubuck case is dark tan & dark brown and uses a snap to open and close the case. The Handspring logo is embossed on the inside bottom of the case. Inside the case, there is a slot for ticket stubs or a little cash and a slot for the stylus. I am not sure why there is a slot for the stylus, as it is still accessible from the Visor silo. It would be a good place though for the Slimline Twin Point pen for those who need to carry a pen/stylus.

The Visor is held in place by what is essentially the hard cover sewn into the right side of the case. The Visor snaps in and is held very tightly by this "reverse cover." Almost all of the Handspring cases use this technique to hold the Visor in place. I think this is a really innovative way to hold the Visor, as it allows you to take the Visor out of the case quickly for synching but holds it in place without velcro like some other cases do.


Wild Nubuck case openedThe Wilderness Nubuck case does a good job of covering the front and back of the Visor. The top, right, and bottom sides of the Visor, however, are exposed. I think the Visor would be ok in a small drop, but falling on a corner could be a problem; on the other hand, this isn't the type of case that you buy solely for the purpose of security.

The nubuck leather is similar to velvet in that you can make "patterns" by rubbing your finger across the dark brown part of the case. This doesn't detract from the overall look, and is easily fixed by rubbing in a different direction on the case. Aesthetically speaking, this is a very nice looking case (my wife said "Oooooh" when she saw it). The dark brown tones are very stylish, and the leather smells great. This is the kind of case that would look great in any corporate setting.

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Product Details
Name: Wilderness Nubuck
Company: Handspring
Size: 5 1/8"x3"x1 1/8"
Weight: 3.3 oz.
Ir in Case: No
HotSync in Case: No
Case Type: Leather
Held by: Snap-in
Price: $39.95

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