Fujitsu U810 case option: Elecom ZeroShock III

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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.

Packaging

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Design

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The inside of the case is lined with polyurethane memory foam to absorb shock, making it great protection for a device with moving parts.

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Yes, that really does say "wavin’ ravin’ protective gear."

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Size Comparisons

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Here’s the ZeroShock III beside the U810 executive leather portfolio (which is still being neglected in a drawer on account of its bulk and weight) and Tumi T-Tech Flow (which I use when traveling):

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Fit

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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.

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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!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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