I grabbed a Redfly ($299.95) from the TreoCentral Store back when they were on sale for half price. you can also get the Redfly with the 7" screen ($229.95) for $70 cheaper. Mine has the 8" screen. I love my Redfly! It's been nice hooking it up to my Treo Pro and seeing some apps on the bigger screen. Plus I have that full keyboard on the Redfly to play with. Be sure to read Dieter's review over at our sister site WMExperts.
The Redfly has the soft-touch rubbery feeling burgundy paint on it like my Treo 750. Well, the paint on my Treo 750 is dark blue of course. I don't have any scratches on my Redfly yet, but I'm sure that it wouldn't take much to scratch that nice paint job. I sure don't want to take any chances. I saw the Redfly Neoprene Sleeve in the TreoCentral Store and knew that I had to buy one to protect my device.
The Redfly Neoprene Sleeve, referred to as the Redfly sleeve from here on out, is made of a soft, black neoprene material. I love neoprene cases. I love that soft, spongy feel. The case looks to be about 10 1/2" long and 7 12" wide.
The neoprene material is very lightweight and weighs in at 4.7 oz., which doesn't add much weight to the 2 lb. 0.4oz Redfly.
The case is a form fitted case and your Redfly slips right in with no problems. The case zips from the right to the left, closing the case up so that your Redfly can't slip out.
The inside of the case is a soft, satiny feeling material that keeps your Redfly from getting scratched on the way in and out of the case.
The front of the sleeve has two pockets in which you can store accessories. The inside of the pockets are lined with the same soft material as the inside of the sleeve itself. You can carry your Treo Pro in the pockets, a BT headset, a USB cable, micro-SD cards, credit cards, money, etc. You could probably put the big AC power thingy in one of the pockets but it sure would look awfully bulky.
The Redfly comes with a black, silky feeling, drawstring type of bag that you can put the Redfly in. That's nice but I'd rather have a better carrying solution, one that lets me put the Redfly in one part and some accessories in another area so that there isn't a lot of bumping around and scratching going on.
As the Redfly Neoprene Sleeve's description says, you can use the sleeve as a stand-alone case or place it inside your favorite bag. Well, I have just the bag; my Blue Faux Croc case by Mobile Edge, which I just love! I can put the Redfly by itself inside the Mobile Edge case, and I can also put the Redfly inside the neoprene sleeve, and then put that in the Mobile Edge case. The Redfly is so small, that there is plenty of room to put in the power supply also. Even though the Mobile Edge case has a velcro strap to hold the Redfly or whatever device I place inside, in place, it's better to have the Redfly in the neoprene sleeve since the power supply isn't held down and can move around and bump up agains the Redfly. I suppose I could carry the power supply inside the black bag that Celio Corp. supplied me with though. Anyway, there are different ways I can carry the Redfly.
The Redfly is close to the same size as my Dell Inspiron Mini 9, which I also carry in the Mobile Edge case from time to time. My 12" Apple PowerBook also fits nicely in the Mobile Edge case.
Well, there aren't but so many things you can say about a neoprene sleeve case. The Redfly Neoprene Sleeve is a very nice one though. I like the way it looks and feels. And most importantly, it protects my Redfly. I also appreciate that there are extra pockets on the front of the sleeve for carrying accessories. Mobile gadget geeks need all the extra room they can get. We have all kinds of technical goodies to carry along with us at all times.
If you have a Redfly and want to get something better than the black bag that shipped with it, Redfly has got you covered with the Neoprene Sleeve. It's soft and lightweight and is form fitted for the Redfly. I do wish that there was some sort of carrying handle on the sleeve though. That would have been a nice addition. At $19.95, it's no deal breaker though.
zips closed to keep Redfly from falling out
|Carrying handle would have been nice