Comments on: Review: Vaja Omnisky Case

Long-time reviewer Robert Zach brings us his thoughts on a leather case from Vaja intended to hold a Palm V with the OmniSky wireless modem still attached.
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magnets and credit cards??

k @ 7/12/2001 10:59:05 AM #
won't the magnet cause some problems with credit cards?

OmniSky Case

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/12/2001 1:14:28 PM #
This is a great case, not all omnisky has to do is get off their ass and release a modem for the Palm m505.

RE: OmniSky Case
I.M. Anonymous @ 10/20/2001 3:50:02 PM #
Get off your ass and buy a Minstrel m500 modem for your m505!

Omnisky Case

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/12/2001 2:40:51 PM #
Don't get me wrong, the Vaja omnisky case is a top quality form fitting case but for less than half the price of the Vaja case, the $29 O-Pack Leather Omnisky/Palm V case from is a much much better value. The leather on the O-Pack is top notch and removing the Palm each night for charging is a cinch. It's one of the best Omnisky/Palm V case solutions for the price.


RE: Omnisky Case
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/12/2001 3:40:45 PM #
Thank you for the comment. It is always nice to hear about alternative products.

If is willing to send a review sample, I'd be happy to compare it to the Vaja.

With my current experience, I'm staying with the Vaja.

Thanks so much for pointing out another option, I was totally unaware of the case you mention. And, that is the real benefit of doing reviews/message threads.

-Rob Zach

RE: Omnisky Case
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/20/2001 9:37:34 AM #
Yeah I got one of those dreambags cases as well. The It's funny because I went there to get a case for my palm, but I ended up getting a leather case for my laptop. Check it out. Can't beat the price for something made here in the states.

Visor Springboard Case as well

michaelcpowell @ 7/12/2001 6:35:27 PM #
By coincidence my Vaja case arrived today - for my Visor with a Springboard mounted Omnisky modem. I absolutely love it. As far as I can tell, it is the only high quality case for that combination and it fits perfectly. Unlike the case described in the review, the Visor case uses a snap closure rather than a magnet so the credit card worry doesn't apply.

The case was designed for a Prism but it fits my Platinum fine. The only slight mismatch is that the power button on the Platinum is slightly covered by the leather since it is arranged differently than the Prism.

I recommend you go to and take a look at it! (By the way, they have matching cell phone cases as well.)


macfixer @ 7/13/2001 10:29:17 AM #
OmniSky doesn't make the modems, Novatel Wireless does. Their website lists it as "coming soon" -- OmniSky would then have to support it.

Omnisky case

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/16/2001 4:06:21 PM #
I've been using my Rhodiana case for 6 months with my Palm/Omnisky and it clips to my belt.
Everyone keeps making lousy new cases for the Palm.
Checkout Rhodiana, there cases rock.

Vaja Omnisky case

Knowledgeman @ 11/29/2001 1:14:08 AM #
Vaja is a real find! Stylish cases that are beautifully crafted and provide real protection to the PDA. They should serve as an example for Omnisky, Palm, etc. on the type of cases to offer to their clients.

I've had Omnisky service for my Vx since Jume, 2000, and was always embarrassed by the cheap-looking pouch that Omnisky provided for my very serious investment. I jumped at the chance to have the "custom-fit" case that Omnisky offered last Fall/Winter. What a ripoff! It was a generic PDA leather zip-around case made for a stand-alone PDA. If you put the Omnisky/Vx combo in it, the units were tightly squeezed, and you had to leave it partially unzipped for the antenna to poke through: there wasn't room for the antenna in the case.

I bought my Vaja case this Spring, and get appreciative looks from colleagues and clients when I take it out of my briefcase for meetings. It is extremely simple to remove the unit from the case for chargeing, syching, or snapping on a keyboard. Quite simply, this is a beautiful glove for the unit that provides real protection, without sacrificing the 'glamour' factor that is one of the enhancements of owning the Vx/Omnisky combo. I would urge anyone with any type of PDA to look at Vaja's selection. Every one is flat-out handsome.



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