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Pocket PC's in the Rain??

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Old 02-14-2010, 09:41 AM
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Pocket PC's in the Rain??

First of all, let me say that I have a Dell Axim X30 with exbal installed. Also, I have an Ipod touch with Ballistic FTE installed. Both have proven accurate and reliable for my needs. But what happens when I (or we) are in the field and it starts to rain? Neither device I own is waterproof, and I have yet to find a waterproof case that in my opinion is suitable for hunting. I do have an Otterbox 2000 that I keep my Dell in, but still, I'd rather not take it out if its raining. I guess I could always make a drop chart with rite in the rain paper, or just stay home if there is a chance of rain. But thats no fun right?

What do you guys do??

And no, I cant afford the Recon PDA, at least not until I hit the lottery..
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:20 PM
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Re: Pocket PC's in the Rain??

Put it in ziplock plactic bag. I have a Recon so i don't worry about rain.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:46 PM
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Re: Pocket PC's in the Rain??

Have made several of these custom sized 'electronic dry bags' for various pursuits. My Axim X30 stays in one while out hunting with a stylus fastened to the drybag fastex buckle via nylon string (drill hole through stylus, pass string through, tie knot). Doesn't function quite as easily as if there was not a bag around it, but I can quickly do Exbal calcs through the clear vinyl. Best thing I've come up with. Any other ideas?
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:40 PM
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Re: Pocket PC's in the Rain??

For my I Phone purchased a Otter Box cover We've Got Technology Covered // OtterBox.com
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:33 AM
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Re: Pocket PC's in the Rain??

Is the Otter box water proof? If so, it seems like a no brainer.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:18 AM
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Re: Pocket PC's in the Rain??


Shawn swears by the Otter box.......
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:02 AM
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Re: Pocket PC's in the Rain??

The otterbox for the Ipod touch like I have has been discontinued on their site. Have seen a few on Ebay, but they get on up there in the bids.. Like $100 or more. It still would be a good investment I'm sure.
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