The Pal Pal Twistor
case for the Palm V/Vx is the first plastic play through hard case that I’ve
seen for the Palm V. This case is made of a tough Poly Carbonate that can
withstand impacts and twisting. Seven different colors are available: Blue,
Navy, Orange, Green, Yellow, Purple, and Red. Only the bottom half of the case
is actually colored though. The top half is made of a brushed clear plastic with
a totally clear window the size of the display (not including the graffiti
Since this window is clear, you can easily read the screen when an alarm goes
off without needing to open the case. Although you will still need to open the
case if you want to actually respond to an alarm.
|The case is made of two halves. Instead of opening like a
book, the case opens like a note pad or most flip cases. This makes the
case easy to hold and use for both right and left handed people. To
me it feels more comfortable than the metal hard cases like the Rhino Aluminum
case.The Palm attaches to the case via the left stylus silo. A plastic rail
on the bottom half of the case fits easily into the silo and holds the
Palm in place. The top half of the case is hinged to the bottom half and
can open and close freely. There isn’t any type of clasp to hold the case
closed though. I think the case would be safer in terms of protecting the
display if there was a way to keep the cover closed. As it is, dropping
the case would probably result in the cover flying open.
The plastic is quite strong. It is approximately 1/16th of an inch
When the cover is closed, the Palm V is protected all over except for the
sides. The stylus silos are exposed. I think I would like the case better if the
sides were totally enclosed.
Even with the case closed, I didn’t have any problems inserting or extracting
a stylus from the silo. Even the PDA Panache
Palm V stylus works well with this case.
I did find that the contrast button at the top of the Palm V is covered and not accessible while using the Pal-Pal Twistor. Although I personally don’t use the contrast button, I know there are people that use popular hacks that allow this button to launch applications.
One nice thing about this case is that you don’t have to remove the Palm V to
hotsync or charge it. You can just fold the case to the side when you need to
insert it into the cradle. I think that this is a big plus.
All in all, this is a nice case that protects the screen and is strong enough
to allow you to put it in your back pocket (at least in my back pocket…) and
adds very little to the overall size and weight of the Palm V.
See through window.
Small and light weight.
Able to hotsync in cradle while in the case.
Nothing keeps the cover closed.
Sides are exposed.
Contrast button not accessible.