Daily Giz Wiz 814: Porter Case PCX

Episode 814 of the podcast

Porter Case PCX
Subject: Review of Porter Case PCX
Released:Thursday 23 April 2009
Length:about 21 minutes
Download file:dgw0814.mp3 (9.7 MB)

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Short info

Travel in style with the Porter Case PCX.

Detailed information

Back in Episode 520, Dick talked about an old Porter Case suitcase.  The company is still going strong, and Mr Porter tells Dick that he's still making them, and there's a new series of suitcases which cost about half the price of other cases.  It's the Porter Case PCX Lite line.  A PCX Lite case has the usual built-in handle, with which you can wheel the suitcase along.  It also doubles up as a cart on which you can put other bags.  It carries less weight than the regular line, but can still take 100 pounds.  Various suitcase inserts are available for storing special equipment such as your camera and accessories.

For a video of how Porter Case suitcases turn into roller carts, check back at Episode 520.


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