zShades Offers Clip-on Faceplates for III Series

Zshades has begun selling a line of color, snap-on faceplates for Palm III, IIIx, IIIe and IIIxe handhelds. The covers, in translucent blue, red, teal, and purple, snap on tightly and provide additional protection as well as personalization Unlike complete case case replacements, using them doesn't void the handheld's warranty. They are available on the Zshades web site for $20 plus $5 shipping.

"Our pre-production orders have been strong," says Zshades CEO Larissa Dworkin, "and now we are ready to ship via the web site, in addition to selling at retail outlets nationwide and through a corporate sales distributor for quantity orders of Zshades with corporate logos.

"Our customers like the unique character Zshades give, as well as the easy identification of individual Palm handheld organizers at a crowded conference room table," she says.

According to their FAQ, the Zshade won't interfere with IR use or the cradle. However, the flip cover must be removed and some peripherals that clip onto the bottom, like the PalmModem, require the temporary removal of the Zshade.

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atrizzah @ 3/31/2001 4:07:59 PM #
Waste of money if you ask me

Peace Out
RE: ZShades
GregGaub @ 3/31/2001 5:45:55 PM #
I agree. I don't have a PalmIII device, but I wouldn't use one of those if it were a gift. It has no screen protection, and you can't use the stock flip cover because the faceplate itself uses the flip cover's attachment point. What you end up with is a PalmIII with no screen protection that will no longer fit into hard and other form-fitting cases, and clip-on accessories won't connect. To do any of those things, you need to remove the faceplate. If those faceplate colors are more important to you than the well being or expandability of your device, then by all means, buy one and use it.
For me, though, I'd sooner buy a colored replacement flip cover, or actual device casing than this thing. I'd get cool colors, AND still protect my device, not to mention that a flip cover is cheaper than this thing, and you can still use your form-fitting cases and clip-on accessories.

I hate to knock someone's invention so hard, but it's not such a great idea.

uh- news flash: the III-series is dead. what a waste.

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/31/2001 8:51:02 PM #
uh- news flash: the III-series is dead. what a waste.

RE: uh- news flash: the III-series is dead. what a waste.
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/1/2001 1:55:24 AM #
just because palm has ceased production of the III series doesn't mean that they're making everybody throw theirs out. even if they're not being made, people still *own* the III series machines, so why complain about a company making products. Would it be a waste for someone to make a case or screen protector that fits the III series?

RE: uh- news flash: the III-series is dead. what a waste.
SilliconMan @ 4/1/2001 7:50:33 PM #
Yeah man the m50# series is just a load of crap if you ask me. What the heck do I need an SD slot for when I'm not gonna use one? And I already have OS 4 flashed onto my IIIxe and there is NO difference aside from SD slot support which the emulator Rom doesn't have anyway.

Palming away.....

Sounds Good...

I.M. Anonymous @ 4/1/2001 3:14:32 AM #
Except why are they just now being released way after the first Palm III was released?

Palm m100

Germ @ 4/1/2001 4:52:06 PM #
Z- Shades is just trying to make the palm III like the m100 and i think that it would not be successful because it just adds size to the already big handheld. Bottom line...get a m100 or 105!!!

Re: news flash

Dan @ 4/4/2001 9:52:16 PM #
The 3 series may be out of production but it is far from dead. With flash OS many 3's will continue to be used for years to come. I have seen the m10x form factor and would not make a strait trade from my 3xe to a new equivalent.


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