Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jim (W4FJT), who writes:
I was surfing Amazon.com and saw this hard shell case made specifically for the Skywave and thought this might be of interest to the travelers out there:
Thank you, Jim! I might grab on of these for my CC Skywave since I do travel with it a lot and am not a big fan of the included soft case.
The price is $14.99 shipped, which is pretty reasonable. I do note that while the 3rd party vendor claims the item is in stock, delivery seems to be out a few weeks. Perhaps this ships directly from China?
Have any Post readers purchased this hard shell case? Please comment.
If you click the “New (1) from $14.99 & FREE shipping” link in blue font, it states that the item “Ships from China Mainland”.
It looks identical to the ones available at dollar stores here in Ottawa, ON, Canada.
I bought 4 or 5 of them, they are great. I use them as GPS, external hard drives, and radio cases.
Okay, I might go browse some of our dollar stores here in the US, too!
I’m not sure about size, but that case looks like the CaseLogic case I got at a “dollar store” here in Canada for a few dollars. I was using the soft case from my Grundig G8 for my Kobo mini ebook reader, but found the Caselogic. I bought a second one for my TomTom One GPS, the case larger, but the case has that netting on one side and tat holds it snuggly.
The dollar store had only the one size, but I assume Caselogic has other sizes available elsewhere. And yes, the “hard” case does seem more protective.
But I’ve also used plastic storage boxes for food storage to house smaller radios and such. Not so fancy, but lots of sizes, and I can stack the radios at home. The same boxes can keep accessories together.