Registered: Jul 2000
quote:I think you're either one of the lucky ones, or extremely delicate in caring for yours. I had three Ice VDxs (sold the third untouched) and my wife is on her second or third Blue VDx, and all of them (excepting possibly the sold one, since I've no idea) had problems with case cracking. Now, perhaps this was due to the cases in which they were carried, but those were Handspring's too. Mine were in the slim leather case and carried in a loose jeans front pocket. My wife's is a custom zippered case, and she carries hers either in her purse or in her hand. Neither of these should be beyond what they were engineered for, and yet all of them developed cracks in the plastic. Now, if we were the only ones this had happened to, I might chalk it up to something specific to us, but anecdotally this has happened to a fairly significant number of people.
Originally posted by MarkEagle
My 2-1/2 yr old Ice VDx looks as good as it did the day I got it, except for a chip at the top of the Springboard slot where the hard cover snaps on. It's held up fairly well in my opinion.
As for the connector, we've seen a definite problem with the Prism's coming loose (just ask Miradu ). I've not had any problems to date, but then I only use the Stowaway maybe 3 or 4 times a month.
Maybe you were accidentally shipped a prototype with a higher build quality.
While I agree the the Visor's connector can be at fault here, I'd double check the Stowaway's since it appears to be much more fragile. I did have one of the contacts on mine get stuck "down" where it wouldn't make any contact...
Except that another working Stowaway did the same thing, so it points much more strongly to a problem resident on that Visor.