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04-07-2013

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Helix protective case options

2013-04-21, 12:03 PM
I am looking to purchase a case for my Helix but Lenovo does not seem to have one for sale yet. The only option I have been able to find is the FlipSteady case < http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/lenovo-ibm/56461-flipsteady-case-cover-stand-thinkpad-helix.html > It seems like an awesome product for other tablets but is still in development for the helix.

Has anyone found any other alternatives or any info on a Lenovo case for the Helix?
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05-11-2013

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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-11, 16:59 PM

I liked this bag on Amazon but its made for the Surface Pro which is about an inch less wide than the Helix so I didn't think it'd work: http://www.amazon.com/CaseCrown-Horizontal-Messenger-Microsoft-Surface/dp/B009RV2BD2/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

 

So I ended up getting this thing for now (originally made for the 13" mbp so it might be a little loose fitting):  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B9G07RK/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Once I get it (and the helix) I'll post about how it fits if any one is curious.

 

 

 

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05-04-2013

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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-12, 5:30 AM
I went with the Lenovo 12" slip case as per Lenovo's recommended fitting guide, it fits fine width wise, but the slip case is made for more square machines so it's quite loose fitting otherwise. Don't recommend.
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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-18, 4:47 AM

Well, I'm happy to report that the case I posted about originally fits the Helix quite well and it is surprisingly well padded.  There is maybe about an inch at the top the case of room but it is fairly snug on the sides which is what I was concerned about.  All in all, I'm pretty happy with it.

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04-19-2013

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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-18, 18:06 PM

Can you fit your charger in it without it being bulky?


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Well, I'm happy to report that the case I posted about originally fits the Helix quite well and it is surprisingly well padded.  There is maybe about an inch at the top the case of room but it is fairly snug on the sides which is what I was concerned about.  All in all, I'm pretty happy with it.


 

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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-18, 23:43 PM

It's not too bad.. I don't know if you have a Helix yet, but the charger is pretty dang small.  I can take a picture later showing what it looks like.  The bag has an open sleeve on one side (where I usually put the charger in) and on the other side it has a larger pouch with zipperp and a small pouch with zipper on top of that.  I usually take with  me a wireless mouse, Wacom Feel pen, earbud headphones, etc. Its got enough space/pockets for all those things and is still pretty compact.

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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-19, 2:03 AM

Yes I have a helix and am currently using my old 13in case and still have some bulkiness when the charger and helix are in there.

Looking for a case that has the charger compartment on top of the notebook slot so it doesn't all to the width/bulkiness.

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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-19, 8:36 AM

Oh, I see what you mean.  With this case, you have to put the charger in one of the pouches on the side of the case.  It doesn't bug me, but it does add to the width of the case.  I took some pictures of it with the helix to give an idea.

 

helix case on top.jpg

 

helix case side.jpg

 

helix case open.jpg

 

 

 

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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-19, 8:37 AM

...and here's a shot of the pouch where I put the AC adapter and a wireless mouse.  Hope this helps if anyone is interested in this case.

 

helix case pouch 2.jpg

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05-21-2013

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Re: Helix protective case options

2013-05-21, 16:21 PM

I just picked up the Case Logic QNS-113 "hard" case from Amazon.  It's not really hard, just stiffer than neoprene.  It fits the Helix pretty well - there's about 1.5" free space on the side and about 1" on the top, but there's an elastic strap that holds the computer in place and the 1.5" on the side is perfect for the charger and cord - fits like a glove and there's no bulk or bulging of the case.  It's the best I could find and I'm happy with it.  It zips open so you can work with the computer in the case on your lap.  The only downside is that although it is reasonably padded on the top, the bottom isn't padded at all - it has slightly raised grooves for heat dissipation when working with the case on - which, of course, is not relevant for the Helix since the heat is generated from the top.  Still, I figure this type of case isn't going to provide a heck of a lot of protection for the computer anyway so the lack of padding on the bottom isn't a huge deal.  I can fit the computer, charger, cord, and 30 pages of documents easily, and the whole thing can slip into a larger bag if necessary.  Works for me.

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