HI all, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction please? I work in a team that's responsible for testing PDA'a and I was looking for somewhere we could purchase some kind of upright rack in which to place the devices that are on test. Obviously this could be custom made, but I was wondering if there are any retailers that actually sell these?
Hmm... this is what popped into my head as I read your post:
In the not too distant past, a certain retail store was going out of business here and during the last 6 months or so they were selling everything - including the display cases, clothing racks and such.
So, if there is any mobile phone store that is closing or consolidating with another - you might inquire if one of their display cases is for sale.
I don't know of any specifically like that, but here's a neat idea for you to try.
Pick up a few cabinets with drawers that will suit your requirements for size of drawer, number of drawers, etc. Then, pick up some sort of perforated foam like is shown here: http://www.stevessackdesigns.com/foam.htm
Then, lay the foam in the bottom of each drawer, pull out the little blocks of foam that will fit your PDAs perfectly, then you can just put them in the slot you made using the customizable foam. You can also do stuff like stand them upright, lay them down, lay them on their front, upside down, etc. They should also, then, be concealed from any environmental aspects that might influence the results of your testing.
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