Fancy Leather Cases

General discussion about calculators, SwissMicros or otherwise
User avatar
RAPo
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed May 03, 2017 6:54 pm
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by RAPo »

Very nice. Ordered the top one.
DM41X beta: SN00018.
DM41X: SN00496.
DM42 beta: SN00074.
DM42:SN06020.
DM10L: SN056/100.
DM11L: SN 02058.
DM15L: SN2074.
DM16L: SN2156.
DM15, DM16, DM41
and a whole bunch of the original HP's,
User avatar
ijabbott
Posts: 213
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:34 pm
Location: GB-MAN

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by ijabbott »

I'm not really in the market for a leather case, but I think the pouch with the stitching on the inside looks the best:

https://www.ludenaleather.com/listing/1007948745/

The wallet style one was always going to be difficult to get right. I don't think it quite succeeds, especially as the top row of blank keys below the screen seem to be covered up by the leather strip. Those keys actually get used a lot during normal operation of the DM42.
Almudena
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:13 am

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by Almudena »

Of course all the keys are exposed, I have made a model of the calculator, although perhaps in the photographs it is not appreciated well. I sincerely believe that this case can work without any problem.
I have studied the possibilities of the three models and I believe that any of them will work perfectly as a cover and protection for the calculator.
elgarak
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:47 pm

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by elgarak »

Hey Almudena,

I just got my (folding, with notebook) leather case, and it is very nice! It works great, and it does not cover up the top row of keys too much. Yes, your fingers rub against the edge of the leather, but it's difficult to do otherwise with leather.

I think the left and right edges of the 'window' exposing the keys could be a tad wider, but that's not really something major.

I'm very happy with the case!
elgarak
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:47 pm

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by elgarak »

Any plans to make something of fold-out case like this for the Voyager series (HP-15c, DM15l etc.)? I don't know how stable it could be, because it's difficult (impossible?) to leave a strap covering the front of the calculator... but I seem to recall that SM once sold something like this in the beginning (it may not have been real leather).
reavy
Posts: 95
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by reavy »

There were fold-over cases for the CC-sized models. They don’t seem to be available for sale anymore. I have one of the fabric ones and one of the blue “leather” ones. I’m not sure if it’s real leather or vinyl leatherette. The straps do cover parts of the calculator on the edges, but it doesn’t affect the keys or display in any way.
dylanmitchell
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:01 am

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by dylanmitchell »

Gfeller has an HP12c case that should fit DM12L and other voyager series. They made it based on HP12c measurements. For $10 extra you can get Natural Skirting Leather or Buffalo Calf (Black) that is firmer than the Natural Kip. I have the black buffalo version and am waiting for my DM12L to arrive. They make custom cases but you'd have to send in a device for measurements.


https://gfeller.us/product/slip-cover-for-calculator/
reavy
Posts: 95
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by reavy »

I mentioned Gfeller early in the thread, but I didn’t realize they had any options for the voyager-sized cover. Did you simply ask them if they could use a different leather, or are those options given somewhere else on the site?
User avatar
RAPo
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed May 03, 2017 6:54 pm
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by RAPo »

RAPo wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 5:46 pm
Very nice. Ordered the top one.
We had some private discussions that lead to an improvement, the case for my DM42 now lies completely flat. A beautiful case and very handsome.
I've also ordered a case for one of my DMX41, in blue leather. Very nice.
I can recommend these services.
DM41X beta: SN00018.
DM41X: SN00496.
DM42 beta: SN00074.
DM42:SN06020.
DM10L: SN056/100.
DM11L: SN 02058.
DM15L: SN2074.
DM16L: SN2156.
DM15, DM16, DM41
and a whole bunch of the original HP's,
Almudena
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:13 am

Re: Fancy Leather Cases

Post by Almudena »

Hello, I really appreciate your trust. All the best.
Post Reply