E&B Cases has created a form fitting case for
Casio E-10/11 Palm-size PCs. This is a black leather play through ‘Slipper’ case that
comes in either a belt clip or non belt clip version.
The screen cover portion of the case is held closed with a strip of Velcro. The cover
is padded and is stiffened with some kind of hard insert. On the inside of this cover
there are two slots. One for business or credit cards and the other for small folded
papers or even folded currency. The outside of the screen cover flap has a small E&B
logo. In the past I have complained about E&B branding their products. Now that they
have gone with a much smaller logo, I don’t mind it anymore. In fact, I kind of like it…
Call me fickle.
The Casio slides into the case so that no zippers or Velcro are needed to hold it in
place. It is a snug fit so you won’t have to worry about the PDA falling out of the case.
Removing the E-10/11 from the case takes a bit of effort but it’s not too bad. Though this
might be inconvenient for people that sync to their PC several times a day.
There are cutouts for the alarm notification LED at the top and application buttons at
the bottom of the PDA. Even though the leather is a somewhat thick around the buttons,
they are still easy to press. The only button that you might have a little trouble
pressing is the To Do button since it is at the very edge. If you play games that use this
button, you might have problems playing them while the PDA is in this case.
One thing that E&B overlooked was to leave a cutout for the stylus. While the
E-10/11 is in the Slipper case, you can’t remove the stylus. The only solution is to use a
third party stylus with a cap on top such as one from PDA Panache or Rhinoskin.
On the left side of the case there is a clear plastic window with cutouts for the
earphone jack, and Action/Rocker button. The Exit and Voice Recorder buttons don’t have
cutouts, but can still be activated by pressing them through the clear plastic window. I’m
not sure if I like this plastic window or not. One minute I think it is ok and the next
minute I wish it wasn’t there. I’m not sure how well the thin plastic will hold up under
The back of the case has the belt clip attachment knob (on the belt clip version only).
This knob in the past has been made of plastic. It is now a smaller solid metal knob. I
think this new version will wear much better and have fewer breakage problems.
The actual clip that you wear on your belt is a black plastic pinch clip. You have to
squeeze it open like a clothespin to put it on your belt. The knob on the back of the case
then slides into the clip with a nice audible ‘click’. To remove the case from the clip,
you just press the nice sized release button on the belt clip and lift the case up. It is
quick and easy to use with just one hand. When the case is on your belt, it can swivel
around so that you can sit down without the case being in your way. Although the Casio
E-10/11 in this case weighs .540 lbs., wearing it on your belt is comfortable and not
The Casio Slipper case is made very well. The stitching and leather are both of very
high quality. This stylish case will protect your E-10/11 from knocks and bumps while
allowing you to carry it on your belt. The only small thing I noticed was when I was using
the Slipper case that audio out of my E-10/11 wasn’t quite as loud as when the unit was
out of the case. The leather does muffle the sound a bit. E&B might want to consider
putting a few holes in the back of the case near the speaker area to help alleviate this
problem. If you don’t mind the low audio and having to buy a third party stylus to
use with this case, then the Slipper might be perfect for you.
Price: $34.95 with belt clip ($29.95 without belt clip)
Has access to all buttons
No access for original stylus
Have to remove to sync with PC
Muffles the speaker a bit