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A flip cover that protect's a handheld's screen is good. One that also improves the way the handheld looks is even better. News Editor Ed Hardy has a review of Parallel Design's Personality Pack for the m505 and he says it does both.
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Just got mine today

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 3:20:10 PM #
Just got my personality pack today, and I agree with the reviewer; it's way cool.

Can you post a pic of a side profile

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 3:25:09 PM #

RE: Can you post a pic of a side profile
Ed @ 3/5/2002 3:33:26 PM #
Read the review again. You must have skipped over the paragraph with the link to the side view in it.

News Editor


I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 3:42:30 PM #
"At its thickest, it is about .8 inches."

Like 8 10ths of an inch? Or 1/8th? 8 tenths of an inch would be rather bulky ;).

RE: Clarification
Ed @ 3/5/2002 3:53:26 PM #
It is every bit of 8/10ths of an inch thick at its top where the hinge is. It wraps around the handheld so it is thicker than the m505. See the side view in the article.

News Editor
RE: Clarification
crustyedgeofinnovation @ 3/5/2002 4:25:12 PM #
you thought it was 1/8 th of an inch, c'mon, Palm isn't peddling those cheap Rex units..

RE: Clarification
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 7:40:07 AM #
In that case, please accept my humblest and most self-abasing apologies for my mistake.

RE: Clarification
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 10:36:46 AM #
If you used metrics there would be no misunderstanding!


Thanks for the review. It's of real benefit to all of us.

Cool, but $6.00 for shipping is a rip off

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 4:35:40 PM #
I cant believe they charge so much to ship something that weighs less than an ounce.

Better price!

scat_sweeney @ 3/5/2002 5:06:06 PM #
You can get it for a $1 cheeper here:

and the S&H is only $3.95!

* Commit random acts of coolness. *

RE: Better price!
scat_sweeney @ 3/5/2002 5:10:28 PM #
Sorry, same price but shipping is cheeper

* Commit random acts of coolness. *
RE: Better price!
higgy @ 3/6/2002 6:30:36 AM #
Please commit random acts of spell checking.

RE: Better price!
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 10:26:38 PM #
what does it matter?

$24 (with shipping) for a piece of plastic

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 5:11:26 PM #
. . . . what will they think of next?

RE: $24 (with shipping) for a piece of plastic
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 7:29:06 PM #
Hey, you're just jealous because you didn't think of it first.

Seriously though, for those who bitch about this, go sign a contract for x thousand pieces of molded plastic with a distributor in China and sell a competing product.

RE: $24 (with shipping) for a piece of plastic
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 1:53:40 AM #
But it is very high quality plastic, and perfect fit!

so its kinda like a palm iii/visor/handera flip cover...

scaught @ 3/5/2002 6:12:07 PM #
except it doesnt cover the buttons.

ive had a palm iii for about 4 years and a handera for a couple months now and the flip cover is all ive ever used to protect it. its always in my right front pants pocket and ive never had any issues.

No reset hole!!!

EnocH @ 3/5/2002 6:11:09 PM #
I absolutely love my personality pack. I opted for the blue one. However there is one shortcoming to this great product that irks me to no end. NO RESET HOLE. I hate having to take the hold cover out to reset my palm (which happens once in a while due to the high amount of beta programs and hack i play around with). Why couldn't the guys at parallel design just make a small hole for me the reset!!! arghhh...!!!!

Nevertheless, i found myself admiring my 505 alot more after putting that cover on.

God Bless,

RE: No reset hole!!!
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 7:51:12 PM #
So drill a hole...

RE: No reset hole!!!
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 9:25:43 PM #
Just make sure you take it off your palm before drilling. :)

RE: No reset hole!!!
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2002 10:23:13 PM #
I drilled a hole. Not an easy thing to do without scratching the cover. So my cover is scratched, and the transparency of the cover is less of a bonus now, but I'm still mostly please. They're really ought to start putting holes in by themselves.

RE: No reset hole!!!
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 12:28:46 AM #
Take a pin, or a nail, hold it, (with pliers) over a lit match. Then take the nail and make a small indentation in the plastic cover in the area where the reset button is...use this as a pilot hole for a small drill bit and make the hole yourself. The plastic is quite resistant and it may be difficult to make the pilot hole, you may want to use a soldering you have a reset hole... easy...


RE: No reset hole!!!
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 12:36:43 AM #
you can refer to the pilot hole as "The Palm Pilot Hole"...get it...


RE: No reset hole!!!
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 1:29:43 AM #
One word... Dremel ;)

RE: No reset hole!!!
Lock @ 3/6/2002 3:10:29 AM #
Why don't you simply try making the nail hot with fire? This will prevent the plastic to be scratched.

These will be a raffle Item at the LAPUG Meeting!

PalmAddict @ 3/5/2002 7:16:15 PM #
Parallel Design was exceptionally cool to donate a handful of the new Personality Packs in a variety of colors for the m505/515 to raffle off at our next meeting.

I would be snagging one of these for myself but unfortunately I have everything but the m505 (m500, T615, Vx and a III) so, more for the group!

If you're in the L.A. area, drop on by for our March 16th meeting have a chance at winning one.

BTW... Looks like their site might have gotten hacked... There is nothing there anymore....

"We're a planet of nearly six billion ninnies living in a civilization that was designed by a few thousand amazingly smart deviants."

-Scott Adams

Vielleicht interessant...

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 4:58:35 AM #
Vielleicht interessant...


Personality Pack?

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/6/2002 12:59:33 PM #
Do I understand this correctly? It's called a personality pack, but all it is is a flip cover? I read this thinking it would be at least a few things to change the palm, like a new case, a smiley face cover, or a new pen.

But a flip cover? Even in different colors, "Personality Pack" is a little grand.

RE: Personality Pack?
dagger2k @ 3/6/2002 2:29:09 PM #
The Vx vers also had a kind of stylus holder for the left silo, but it wasn't useful so it got removed.

"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to." -- Mark Twain

Availability within EU?

Liljeberg @ 3/7/2002 4:09:02 AM #
Is theáPersonality Pack available from an European reseller?



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