Musings and comments about our common interest
Here are some pictures of the other colors for voyager cases. The ambient light makes the Bordeaux much lighter than it really is. The brown is actually very similar in color to the original vinyl cases of 40 years ago. Here they are in comparison with the standard black leather case. BTW: the more I use it, the more I like it and enjoy the feeling.
I have here some pictures of the Voyager cases (valid for the HP10c, HP11c, HP12c, HP12c Platinum, HP15c, HP15c LE and HP16c). The new colors Bordeaux and brown are shown here. You can see that the brown color is a very dark one - actually the closest to the original dark brown vinyl case of the original calculators!!
In the first picture, the order is brown - Bordeaux - black, while in the second the order is inverted: black - Bordeaux - brown
We have just ordered from our supplier two new more colors for the leather cases.
Up to now, we have been selling the black case. I think that the quality is really excellent and the first batch is nearly gone. We have ordered a second batch - and also the two new colors: Brown and Bordeaux (which would be called Burgundy elsewhere). The pictures of the two colors that I have do not make justice to the real aspect - I will post them once the first batch has arrived.
I have sent the first lot of Voyager cases to customers. Trust me: the look wonderful ,and have the leather texture of the original vinyl cases!!
We have ordered the first production batch of leather cases for the Voyager family of calculators - including the HP12c and HP15C.
The original vinyl cases of the early HP12c were very resistant - as well as the early Pioneer units (HP17bII and HP42s and the like). However, later versions were made of PE-leather, which is much less resistant than vinyl. I have several cases of HP15c Limited Edition and HP12c Anniversary Edition and both have a very bad aspect after 5 or 6 years of normal use. I will not post here pictures of said cases, lest anyone identify these cases with our new product.
Our plan is to contact all the customers that have bought a HP15C from us to offer the premium leather at a discount in the first place. It will be 25€ shipping included - everywhere in the world. Then we will offer the case to the rest of our customers.
The initial batch will be in black leather. However, we are testing other colours like brown and burgundy. First, black; then other colours.
By the way: anyone interested on true leather HP41C case?