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Friday, October 2, 2009

Vaja Release Zune HD Case

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 08:30 AM


Vaja is well known for the luxurious leather cases for pretty much any personal electronic device that you can think of. Therefore it should come as no surprise that they’ve released a leather case for the Zune HD. The price is actually very reasonable for a Vaja case, starting at only $50 and I’m sure the leather quality is top notch. However, I do have a couple of concerns.

The first is a minor quibble but, all the same, I am not very impressed by their leather color selection. The colors they have are rather dull and the number of options is tiny compared to what I’m used to seeing with Vaja.

The other issue that is more troubling comes from my experience with the case I have for my Zune 80. This is a common issue with cases I’ve seen in general but the Zune 80 case has a clear plastic shield to protect the screen. Unfortunately over the course of the past year, the protector has become so scratched that it renders the case difficult to use since it also serves as a stand to watch video. Not to mention it looks horrible.

And this isn’t scratching from harsh objects. It’s just putting it in and out of my pocket. I assure you that my Zune’s screen would not be the least bit scratched from that if I chose not to use the case (which I have done now.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vaja Cases: Protecting Your Zune With Style

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Accessories" @ 06:57 AM

A case can serve two different purposes. The first reason is almost always protection. The screen especially is always at risk of scratching. The other purpose is looks. Now I’m personally a huge fan of the design of the Zune. I have been since the original Zune 30s with their unique double shot and I love the classy lines of the current generation. It takes a special case to enhance the looks of the Zune and there is always one company that will provide such a case. If you’re not new to the world of electronic gadgets, Vaja’s name will come as no surprise.

Figure 1: Such an unassuming package!

Vaja has a case for all Zune series now available but I’ll just be showing pictures of the Zune 80 case. For the Zune 80 there is only one style available in both aniline and vitelino leathers. I chose a case in passion vitelino leather and no belt clip. The case is simple and functional, with cutouts for a synch cable and the front controls. Integrated into the rear of the case is a stand which easily folds out to allow easy video watching. Now on to the pictures! Read more...

Tags: zune, case, vaja, leather

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Vaja Case For Zune 4/8

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 12:04 PM


I've had mobile devices for a long time. I love my Zune but it’s only the latest toy I've gotten into in a long line of toys. One accessory that's always been important to me is a nice case and the company that has always made the best cases in both design and quality, in my opinion, is Vaja. I've only owned two of their cases and it’s been a long while since I've had a case from them. If they had a Zune 80 case, I'd pick one up in a heartbeat.

Well, if you own a Zune 4/8 you're in luck at least! I don't know how long this has been available but starting at $60 with a clip (pictured above) or $55 without. I do wish it had some sort of screen protection but I really like the idea of the clip. I'd give you all a direct link but Vaja's site doesn't appear to be cooperating with my attempt to get one!

Tags: case, vaja, zune 8, zune 4

Monday, February 26, 2007

Vaja Releases i-Volution Case for the Zune

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Accessories" @ 03:00 PM


Our friends at Vaja have released a new case for the Zune, and it's none other than their famous i-Volution design. Prices range from $70 USD to $120 USD, depending on how you customize the case. The i-Volution design combines stiff leather for protection, a screen cover, and a two-colour combination option that makes for some amazing case designs. Just for fun I whipped up a few with their cool online customization tool. Check 'em out... Read more...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Gear Diary Reviews the Vaja Balance Case for Zune

Posted by Damion Chaplin in "Zune Accessories" @ 06:00 PM


"I am trying to remember the last time that I reviewed a Vaja case and ended up less than pleased. …still trying. After all, it would add so much to my coolness factor if I didn’t get excited every time they sent me a new case to try - if I could remain aloof, if I didn’t stick my nose against the received item trying to catch a whiff like some kind of leather junkie. But I do. If it was just a matter of how the leather smells, then I might be able to restrain myself…but no. Vaja also makes some of the most form-fitting, beautifully designed, long-lasting, and stylish cases on the planet. I’m just stating a fact here; Vaja is to cases, as Ferrari is to cars. With that in mind, Vaja’s prices might make them seem like an over the top extravagance to the casual observer. So I guess the question that must be asked is do you use a particular item enough to justify putting it in such a fine case?"

Judie tends to gush a little over the Zune Vaja case, but that's to be expected a little I think. Historically, Vaja's cases have been top-notch, and judging from Judie's review, I'd say this Zune case is no different. So if you're interested in protecting that lovely Zune, give the review a read.

Tags: case, review, vaja

Win 1 of 10 Vaja Balance Cases for Your Zune

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 03:30 PM

Vaja makes four fantastic cases for the Zune, but the high-end case Balance case is the gorgeous one you now have a chance to win. They've been kind enough to sponsor a contest right here for Zune Thoughts readers, giving us 10 of these fully-customized cases, valued at between $60 and $110 each depending on how you customize the cases (making this an $1100 contest if all the winners pimp out their cases).

The Vaja contest is easy to enter: simply post a message in this thread telling me one thing that you like about Vaja cases in general, or Vaja the company. Take a look at their Web site, their approach to design, and tell me what you like most about Vaja. Also, is there some type of case you'd like to see Vaja make for the Zune or another product entirely? Let them know in this thread! One post per person. The contest will run until Tuesday the 23rd of January at 11am, when I'll draw 10 entries at random and the winner will be able to order a fully customized Vaja Balance case.

Monday, January 8, 2007

jkOnTheRun Reviews the Vaja Balance Case for Zune

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 12:00 PM


"If you've ever searched for a stylish mobile device case, you undoubtedly know the name Vaja. Vaja designs and crafts some of the most beautiful leather cases that not only look good, but they protect your mobile mojo on the go. When I bought my Zune, I didn't even give a thought about a case, given that there weren't too many accessories at launch. Sure enough, Vaja had Zune cases right after the Zune launch and they were kind enough to send me a Balance model. Included in the package was the case and three screen protectors; simply remove the blue plastic (shown right) and you have a perfectly clear protector (shown left). In typical Vaja fashion, the case is well designed and simply gorgeous."

The more I see this case, the more I love it. Great design, and great protection - there's little more you could ask for. We've got several to give away in the near future, so stay tuned for details!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Vaja's Zune Case: A Teaser Photo

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Accessories" @ 10:00 PM


Yesterday I unwrapped a nice Vaja box to find their new Balance case for the Zune. What can I say other than it looks awesome? I wish the Microsoft cradle had more space to allow for Zunes-in-cases to be docked. Pretty short-sighted of them to develop it that way. At any rate, Vaja is going to be offering up 10 fully customized Balance cases to lucky Zune Thoughts readers. Keep your eyes open, the contest will be launching soon enough...

Tags: case, vaja, leather

Monday, November 27, 2006

Vaja Announces the Zune Collection

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 09:00 AM


"Vaja is proud to announce the release of the Zune collection. Protect your Zune in style. Customize your own Vaja case by choosing among a vast array of leather colors and embossing your name or logo on the backside. Fully personalizable and made of exquisite high quality Argentine leather. The Vaja Collection for Zune includes the following models: Classic, Balance, Classic Top & Classic Top Retro."

If Vaja's Pocket PC cases are anything to go by, then you can expect their Zune cases to be top-notch. There are four styles available - each incredibly nice in their own little way. We'll have ten cases to give away in December, so stay tuned for more!

Friday, November 3, 2006

Vaja Releasing Zune Case

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 10:37 AM


"Keep your Zune™ secure, and add some style to it with Vaja's distinctive Balance leather case. Customize your own case by choosing among a vast array of leather colors and embossing your name or logo on the backside. Innovative design: the Balance collection reflects Vaja’s unstoppable desire to satisfy the most demanding customers around the world. Balance is a harmonious proportion of Vaja's Classic and Ivolution design components that melt into this timeless but cutting edge design. Exquisite high-quality Argentine leather: the leather used in Vaja products is full-grain cowhide, unmatched in feel and aroma. These hides are selected from the top 10 percent of Argentina's leather for its quality, strength, character and grain."

Vaja makes the most exquisite leather cases on the planet, bar none: their leather quality, awesome colours, and customization options are unmatched by any other company I've ever seen. Vaja has said they'll send me one for review, so now all I need is a Zune to put in it. ;-)

Tags: case, vaja, leather

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