F1227A as HP48 case: yes!



#2

Hey all,

Here's one for the knowledge base: I recently stumbled across a Hewlett Packard F1227A leather case -- originally sold as an upscale accessory for their various Jornada-series handhelds -- and I'm happy to report that it works quite well as a carrying case for the HP 48-series calculators.

The size of the zippered pocket is an uncanny fit for the calculator itself, and the case has little pockets on the inside for memory cards (or credit cards, etc.), two inner sleeves that nicely accommodate the Quick Reference Guide, a pen loop, business card slot, and various other pockets, compartments, etc. It's made of black leather and seems of reasonably high build quality.

My only complaint is that, fully loaded, the case can get pretty bulky (almost 7cm thick), and I suppose I'm not 100% comfortable with the magnetic snap (I'd rather it were strictly mechanical, as I'm paranoid about having magnets in the proximity of electronics), but all in all it makes for a good opportunistic accessory. It even has a nice embossed HP logo on the bottom.

(And before you ask, I don't own any of the newer HP calculators (48gii, 49g/g+, 50g, Prime, etc.), so I can't vouch for whether or not it can accommodate them.)


#3

Sweet! I bet they would great cases for the Prime as well.


#4

I suppose I could provide some measurements, huh?

The inner pocket, which fits the calculator itself, is about 7.4"(l) x 4"(w) x 1" (d).

These measurement are approximate, and something pushing the boundaries on one or more dimension might not fit.


#5

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The inner pocket, which fits the calculator itself, is about 7.4"(l) x 4"(w) x 1" (d).

So this means about 19cm x 10cm x 2.5cm in real units on this planet.

d:-I


#6

Wise Walter, wise............

#7

My apologies, Walter. Please forgive me, as -- being born and raised on Pluto -- I am still naive to your Earthly customs. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go flush my gills with a proteinaceous fluid and return to my methane tank for another three-month slumber.


#8

Earthly customs class 1 for Plutonians:

Don't confuse marketing talk with market share (Some earthly people talk a lot of inches and more strange stuff though the market share of them is <5%. Just leave them aside and proceed).

d:-)

#9

Quote:
...being born and raised on Pluto -- I am still naive to your Earthly customs.

One of your fellow Plutonians landed in my back yard recently and demanded: "Take me to your 1.05668820943 Quart!"

#10

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Hey all,

Here's one for the knowledge base: I recently stumbled across a Hewlett Packard F1227A leather case -- originally sold as an upscale accessory for their various Jornada-series handhelds -- and I'm happy to report that it works quite well as a carrying case for the HP 48-series calculators.

The size of the zippered pocket is an uncanny fit for the calculator itself, and the case has little pockets on the inside for memory cards (or credit cards, etc.), two inner sleeves that nicely accommodate the Quick Reference Guide, a pen loop, business card slot, and various other pockets, compartments, etc. It's made of black leather and seems of reasonably high build quality.

My only complaint is that, fully loaded, the case can get pretty bulky (almost 7cm thick), and I suppose I'm not 100% comfortable with the magnetic snap (I'd rather it were strictly mechanical, as I'm paranoid about having magnets in the proximity of electronics), but all in all it makes for a good opportunistic accessory. It even has a nice embossed HP logo on the bottom.

(And before you ask, I don't own any of the newer HP calculators (48gii, 49g/g+, 50g, Prime, etc.), so I can't vouch for whether or not it can accommodate them.)
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Another opinion is for a Hard Plastic tool case made by Sears. Found it on comp.sys.HP48 many years ago. Not sure if Google Groups has archived that discussion that far back or not, as far as the model number goes.
Joe Horn or some of the long time members/readers of this forum or comp.sys.HP48 might remember.
It works for the 4IC/V/X with leather case and with or with out the card reader,the HP48S/GX etc, the 49 series and the 50G.
It is big enough to keep the interface cable for those calculators that have them, a pen or pencil and I always keep a few dollars of mad money inside for tolls and diet cokes at McDonald's.
I even kept a pair of Black Walnut Chop Sticks in one of mine for a few years.( Why I put them there in the first place is still a mystery to me)
At present my two HP48GXs are locked up in my office 30 miles from home or I would give out the model number right now. You might be able to find it on Sears's web site. Also try E-bay.
There was also a larger version of the tool box available, that was a few inches longer but with the same width.

#11

If anyone is interested, I've got a shoemaker friend who does nice sturdy leather
cases for calculators. I've got a beautiful case for my 82240B printer.

- Pauli

Edited: 10 Dec 2013, 1:01 a.m.


#12

Great! How about one for the WP 34S and one for the 43S? May be a bit early for the latter though ...

d:-)


#13

I'll ask and get back with designs and prices....


- Pauli


#14

Any new information?

d:-)


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