Devian DVP2 and DVP3 Review

Product Requirements:
Device:
PalmPilot, Palm III

Devian Enterprises offers 2 fully enclosed, palm size wallet cases for the PalmPilot or PalmIII, the DVP2 and DVP3. These are black leather wallet cases that are slightly larger than the PalmPilot/PalmIII, and are enclosed by a zipper. There are slots for credit or business cards, and flaps/pockets that you can tuck money behind. Both wallet cases include a notepad and a holder for a pen or stylus. The leather, zipper, stitching, and the general construction are of good quality. The size is rather large for a PalmPilot case, but since it doubles as a wallet, it may not be bothersome.

The DVP2

This wallet case has 4 slots for credit cards on the left side and the pen/stylus holder and notepad are both on the right side. I’m not sure what the notepad is for, since this case is to be used to carry your PalmPilot/PalmIII. I would probably discard the notepad, and just use my PalmPilot for any notes.

With regards to its size, it’s a perfect fit for either PalmPilot or PalmIII. But that said, once closed with a PalmPilot inside, the overall size is 5.5″ x 4.25″ x 1.25″ wide. And that is without any cards or other papers that one would carry in their wallet. This wallet would be too big to carry in a pocket, but if you are looking for a zipper type wallet, and want it to carry your PalmPilot or PalmIII, the DVP2 would do nicely.

Although the DVP2 is used to carry the PalmPilot or PalmIII there is nothing to hold them in place. It sits freely. That means that when you open it, you have to make sure that you don’t drop your PalmPilot. But, if you decide to purchase the DVP2, you will also need some sort of screen cover to protect the display screen. Unless you remove the notepad, and place the PalmPilot/PalmIII upside-down, I would be afraid that the screen might get scratched.

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Overall, I liked the DVP2 wallet case, even though I am not fond of wallet cases in general. It has that leather smell to it. And it is padded quite well on the outside. It would definitely offer good protection for the PalmPilot or PalmIII, although perhaps not the screen. But you would need either a purse or a briefcase to carry it. (BTW- I tried to put the DVP2 and DVP3 in the BurroPak and neither fit.)

Price: $25.95

Pros:
Good quality.
Protects PalmPilot/PalmIII.
Holds some credit cards and currency.

Cons:
Large overall size.
Not enough protection for PalmPilot screen.
PalmPilot sits too freely.
Hard to carry without a purse or briefcase.

The DVP3

This wallet case has 4 slots for credit cards on the left side. But it also has a flap with 3 additional slots on its left side, and a notepad on its right side. There is also a pen/stylus holder on the right side and a Velcro pad on the right side as well. Again, as I stated above, I would probably discard the notepad, and just use my PalmPilot for any notes.

Although the DVP3 has an extra flap to hold more cards, it was still the identical size as the DVP2. (See size listed in DVP2 review). One nice thing about the extra flap, is that in addition to holding more cards, it can act as more protection for the PalmPilot screen. (But you need to remove of the paper notepad first.)

Unlike the DVP2, The DVP3 has a Velcro pad that can be used to hold the PalmPilot or PalmIII. That means that when you open it, you don’t have worry as much about dropping your PalmPilot. Now, I know that some of you are thinking, “Why not buy the DVP2 and then buy some Velcro to hold the PalmPilot in place?”. Well, while it’s true that would be less expensive, I liked the extra flap that comes with the DVP3. And if you decide to go with either the DVP2 or the DVP3, it would be better to be able to secure the PalmPilot in some way.

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Like the DVP2, the DVP3 has that great leather smell to it. And it is also padded quite well on the outside. It would offer good protection for the PalmPilot or PalmIII, and the flap would protect the PalmPilot screen somewhat. But like the DVP2, you would need either a purse or a briefcase to carry it. As I said in the DVP2 review, I am not fond of wallet cases in general, but if I had to chose between these two, I would chose the DVP3.

Price: $32.50

Pros:
Good quality.
Protects PalmPilot/PalmIII and its screen.
Holds more credit cards and currency.
PalmPilot can be secured with Velcro.

Cons:
Large overall size.
Hard to carry without a purse or briefcase.

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Product Information

Price:$32.50
Manufacturer:Devian
Pros:
  • Good quality.
  • Protects PalmPilot/PalmIII and its screen.
  • Holds more credit cards and currency.
  • PalmPilot can be secured with Velcro.
Cons:
  • Large overall size.
  • Hard to carry without a purse or briefcase.
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