Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Eugene, OR
Active Armor case OK, but not for everyone
I have several cases/protectors for my Visor Deluxe--Vaja leather case (by far the best-looking), Kensington flip-case, several slipcases, and the Flipcover. I tried the Active Armor case and found it somewhat useful, but, in some ways, it's a major pain.
1) With the Active Armor case, it's hard to fit a Visor into a pocket, even with the Docker Mobile Pants. Like another reader, I don't want to hang it on my belt with a mini-carabiner.
2) The same goes for the pockets designed for PDAs in the various bags I have. It does fit in the rather generous pocket of my Kensington Saddlebag, but not in any others. Also, the rubber increases the friction, so it's harder to get the PDA out of the pockets.
3) Taking the Visor out of the case was a major pain. I like to use the Stowaway keyboard (I take notes at meetings with it--it's impossible to keep up with graffiti or even a thumbboard), so I had to take the Visor out of the case. Not only is the Visor a snug fit, but there is a lot of friction.
The Active Armor case would be great for some users, especially those who use the Visor outdoors or in "rough" environments. In my case, I gave up using it and went back to the Kensington flip case, which seems to provide a lot of protection (more protection than the Active Armor case in some ways) and is a lot easier for me to live with. (Not to mention that the Kensington case looks a lot nicer.)