Vaja is a high quality leather case
company located in Argentina. This is a review of their Palm V series belt clip
case. This play through case comes in a variety of colors: black alligator
w/black leather, brown alligator w/brown leather, blue nubuck w/brown leather,
green nubuck w/brown leather, horse leather(w/hair) w/black matt leather, brown
ostrich w/brown leather, black ostrich w/black leather, and brown leather (all
are made of embossed cow leather except the horse leather version which is
actually made of horse leather).
This classy case is made extremely well. I think it competes directly against
the Ondata Palm V case
for a very high quality case.
The case has a flip up cover which is padded and has a stiff insert to
protect the screen. On the inside of the cover are 2 business card slots and one
large pocket which is behind the two card slots. The cover is held in place with
a Velcro strap that wraps around and attaches to the bottom of the case. The
cover fits flush against the case when it is closed. Even though I’m not a
big fan of Velcro, this method works much better than the method that the E&B
Palm V Slipper case uses to secure the screen cover.
|On the outside of the cover is a small metal badge with VAJA
inscribed in it. Usually I don’t care for insignias on cases, but I kind
of like this one.The Palm V slides into the case from the top and is a nice snug fit.
There are cutouts for the power button, and two stylus silos. The
application buttons and up/down scroll buttons can also be accessed
without any problems. I didn’t have any trouble playing games that
required using these buttons. Even though the leather is thick, it didn’t
seem to get in the way.
The back of the case is padded and is a nice thick leather. It is much
The case is lined with a softer light brown leather which is very
|On the back of the case is a plastic stud that the swivel
belt clip attaches to. I would rather this be a metal stud instead of a
plastic one. The belt clip itself is small and attaches to your belt. It
can accommodate belts up to ~ 1.25 inches wide. This might not be big
enough for some wider men’s belts.The clip itself stays on your belt. The PDA can swivel back and forth
while on the clip. To remove the PDA, you have to rotate the PDA till it
is upside down and then pull up and off the clip. This feels awkward to me
and always required me to use two hands to actually remove the PDA. I
really prefer the type of belt clips that E&B cases use. They have a
button that you press that releases the stud so that you can remove the
case. You can get the Vaja case without a belt clip if you wish.
A great feature of the Vaja cases is the ability to customize them (for a
separate fee). You can personalize the case with your name or company logo on
the inside of the case next to the power button. Up to 30 characters on one
line. The price is $10 and will delay your order for 3 days. The inside lining
behind the PDA can also be embossed with up to 300 characters in 12 lines of
text. This costs $30 and delays your order 10 days. The inside cover has a basic
graffiti reference chart. Instead you can get an advanced chart with symbols or
no chart at all. The advanced or no chart will delay the order for 5 days.
What is nice is that once you do get a personalized case, you don’t have to
pay for the personalization a second time. If you want 10 cases with your
company logo, you only have to pay for the logo once.
I really like the Vaja Palm V case. It is made very well, provides adequate
protection to your PDA, and can be uniquely personalized. It is also quite a bit
less expensive than the Ondata case.
Price: $49.90 ($47.90 without belt clip)
High quality leather.
Can be personalized.
Belt clip is a bit hard to use.
Have to remove to hotsync.