Product Type: Signalex Camera Case
Newest Review: ... in the image above. The case is covered with a mesh-like fabric and is opened/closed by means of a plastic zip which runs around three s... more
A £1 camera case that's so much more
Signalex Hard Camera Case
Member Name: Aliasfan
Signalex Hard Camera Case
Advantages: Strong, light and compact. Has a multitude of uses in protecting breakables
Disadvantages: May not be big enough for some compact cameras
I'm a big fan of Poundland, and their choice of stock has grown massively over the years. One of the first areas I always head to when I visit a store is the electronics section, as more often than not there's something there that I want or need. Poundland stocks some 'name' brands from time to time, but the Signalex branded goods are always there. One such product is this camera case which I bought about a year ago.
The Signalex camera case measures approximately 7cm x 5cm x 2cm. They come in a variety of colours, but mine is black as seen in the image above. The case is covered with a mesh-like fabric and is opened/closed by means of a plastic zip which runs around three sides, the fourth being hinged. The zip can be operated by two little tags, meaning it can be closed and opened partially and at any point around the zip.
On the front of the case is a little metal plate, upon which is written "Camera-bag", and on the back is a belt loop and a little plastic ring. The case is reinforced by plastic piping, both front and back around all edges.
The case body is very light but tough and as I haven't been able to dent it with a year of hard use I presume it's made of some kind of plastic rather than a tough cardboard.
Inside, the case is covered with a soft, felt-like substance and the two parts of the case are secured with two pieces of black elastic, meaning the case is 'sprung' and, when opened fully, will snap back to near-closed as soon as it's released.
Whilst the camera case just about fits my camera, I've found many other uses for it besides protecting this piece of electronics. It's such a nice, strong, compact container I utilise it when out and about for a variety of uses. I've found it to be perfect for carrying spare batteries and memory cards for my camera, especially as I can use the belt loop on the back to attach it to my jeans. I've also used it for carrying around small change on occasion! As it's so sturdy it's ideal for carrying easily-crushed necessities like pieces of jewellery and I've used it as a makeshift jewellery box when going on holiday!
After a year's punishing use the camera case is still in very good shape with no obvious dings or worn areas on the cover. The zip is still good and the elastic straps inside haven't got worn or loose.
This is a great camera case, and whilst I haven't been able to use it for it's intended purpose it's helped me out on many occasions.
Summary: A great camera case that has many other uses besides!
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