An inexpensive and increasingly popular alternative to the executive leather portfolio and other official cases for the Fujitsu LifeBook U810 mini notebook is the ZeroShock III zippered case by Japan-based Elecom. Designed for use with portable CD and DVD drives, the case actually fits the U810 so perfectly that some sites even list it as a primary selling point.
Since I’m always so chatty around here, what follows is a mostly silent pictorial documenting the blossoming relationship between my U810 and the ZeroShock III that I bought from eBay.
Note: This is not a review.
The inside of the case is lined with polyurethane memory foam to absorb shock, making it great protection for a device with moving parts.
Yes, that really does say "wavin’ ravin’ protective gear."
As you can see from the very noticeable bulge in the photo above, the fit is rather snug. It takes some effort to pull the zippers around the case at first, but it loosens up after a few zip-unzip cycles and isn’t what I’d consider a real strike against it.
The Elecom ZeroShock III case is a bit tricky to find in stores, but it’s been spotted at Shinza and eBay at prices ranging between $15 and $20.
Thanks for the tip, Geoffrey!