Screen protection for the iPAQ
Steven G. Bush
February 9, 2001
of the things I enjoy most about the nascent handheld
computer market is that it's created several unique
cottage industries, where homegrown solutions are gladly
welcomed. Marc Brooks is one of those do-it-yourself
entrepreneurs who's made a name for himself in the area
of iPAQ Pocket PC accessories, such as his
i-Jacket body covers.
launched a followup to his successful iPAQ covers. It's
a low-profile screen protector for the iPAQ called the
Installing the iLid
to say, the packaging for the iLid (US$19.95) is very
low-tech. It's consists of a red construction paper
shipper with the iLid, along with an extra handle and
hinge, taped to it.
You can go to
www.PDAJacket.com for installation instructions, but
I don't think you'll need them, installation is that
You simply peel off
the backing to the hinge, position the iLid over your
iPAQ's screen and press the vinyl tape down. Next, peel
off the backing on the screen protector.
Brooks claims the iLid
lasts several months under heavy use and works with any
Compaq iPAQ Expansion Pack, including the CompactFlash
and PC Card sleeves.
The iLid comes in
clear and red. I prefer the clear protector, since it
allows you to read the iPAQ's screen while closed.
Overall, the iLid is
one product we'd definitely recommend to any iPAQ user
looking for added screen protection.