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Anyone who owns a camcorder will appreciate what a delicate device it is, and how easily it can sustain damage while in transit and/or storage. I purchased the Archos Travel Case because it was on offer, but will admit that I would have been reluctant to pay the full £23 had it not.
The case is fashioned from reinforced nylon, and when you examine the case you can clearly see that the close stitching of the fabric makes it very hard wearing. The nylon is accompanied by high density foam padding, which provides support for the camcorder and will absorb shock so that the device will not.
On top of the case is a retractable handle, which is useful when on the move. Similarly, there are clips on either side of the case, and these can be secured to the shoulder strap that accompanies the product. The strap affixes to the clips with ease - you merely need to slot the fasteners on the strap into the complimentary clips on either side of the case. I like to have a shoulder strap with a product of this nature, as occasionally I may have my hands full and not be physically able to grip the handle. However, the clips were a little more flimsy than I would have liked, even though they never became detached from the case. The feel of them was of a lower quality than I would have preferred, which was disappointing.
The Archos is equipped with a large zip that extends over the sides and across the body of the case. This is very handy, as it means manoeuvring the camcorder in and out of the bag is very simple, and there is no danger of the camera creating friction against the fabric of the case.
Inside the case there is two compartments, a larger one for stowing away the camcorder, and a smaller one for storing accessories. The case is suitable for small to medium camcorders.
This is a nice carry case that is lightweight and roomy. I do not feel the design is overly stylish, but it did cushion my camcorder nicely and there was plenty of room for storing my charger, cables, etc. If you are looking for a simple case and can find a good offer on price, the Archos will more than suit your needs.