I'm a woman in search of the perfect bag. The problem is that every time I think I've found it, my criteria changes. It really needs to be bigger or smaller, black or colorful, you get the idea. Since I'm heading off to Microsoft TechEd this weekend, I of course needed a new bag for the event.
At Office Max this weekend I was looking at day planners (for business cards, not actual planning). I found a planner cover from Day-Timer that is practically designed for the Motion Computing LS800. Although I can't find it on either the Office Max website or the Day-Timer website, you can probably find it at your local Office Max. I'm taking lots of pictures so that you can see how well this system work. It is officially called a Day-Timer Travel Station and is $45 for a full leather version as pictured, plus there is a leather and microfiber version available. It is is designed to hold a paper planner on one side. Luckily, the ring binder part slips right out and leaves a platform perfect for the LS800. Notice the elastic bands that conveniently hold the LS800 in place. These are spaced just right to sit on either side of the screen without interfering with any of the buttons. I do need to move the left elastic slightly to get a good reading on my fingerprint reader, but scrolling w orks with no issues.
On the exterior, it is a smooth, slightly glossy black leather with pockets on both sides with retractable handles. There is also a shoulder strap included. The exterior pockets aren't really deep enough to put anything in them except maybe one or two pieces of paper. My one complaint about the holder is that the zipper is a single pull. It would have been much better with a double pull zipper. A minor complaint overall.
So let's explore the inside. There are seven slots for credit cards, one slot for business cards, and a cell phone pocket. There is also a full length zipper pocket and a slip in pocket at the top. These hold folded papers very nicely. On the right side I keep my Cross Executive Capped Pen and on the left I keep a regular ink pen. The LS800 fits in well without being tight. There is room for either the standard battery or the extended battery. The planner is just the perfect thickness to hold the tablet snugly without being at all tight. The zippers nearly meets and has no difficulty in zipping even with several papers in the pockets as well as the tablet. With the phone in the phone slot it is a bit snug, but still doable.
Overall, I'm very happy with how this case works with my tablet. At $45 it is also one of my cheaper solutions, so it is a win-win.