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Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n

B&H # POARZH4 MFR # AR-ZH4
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You Pay: $77.25
Product Highlights
  • Nylon Cordura Construction
  • Clear Vinyl Window
  • Full Access

The AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n from Porta Brace is a custom case designed for protecting and carrying the Zoom H4 or H4n digital audio recorders. It is made from durable and abrasive-resistant DuPont nylon Cordura. It has a clear vinyl window that protects the controls while you use them. The case provides protection to all cables and switches without hindering access. There are clips that help you attach the recorder to a camera. You can also transport the case on your belt, or use the optional shoulder strap (sold separately).

Custom designed for protecting and carrying the Zoom H4 and H4n digital audio recorders
Made from durable and abrasive-resistant DuPont nylon Cordura for a long lifespan
A clear vinyl window protects the controls while you use them
Provides protection to all cables and switches without hindering access
There are clips that help you attach the recorder to a camera
You can transport the case on your belt, or use an optional shoulder strap (sold separately)
Construction DuPont Nylon Cordura
Weight 0.3 lbs (0.14kg)
Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Porta BraceAR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n
     
    2.8

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    38%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    • Poor design (6)

    Best Uses

    • Portable devices (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Power user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (7), Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Well built, with minor problems

    Porta Brace cases have a reputation for durability and all-around functionality and this case is no exception. It feels solid and has some great extra features (Cover extension for XLR ports and Internal...Read complete review

    Porta Brace cases have a reputation for durability and all-around functionality and this case is no exception. It feels solid and has some great extra features (Cover extension for XLR ports and Internal Mics) The only thing that detracts from this case is the fact a few essential ports are rendered inoperable. Access to the headphone port is cutoff by the side flap and the ext. mic port on the back of the H4n is impossible to reach while in the case. I'm considering punching a hole in mine for the headphone port but it seems like an obvious problem that Porta Brace overlooked.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Porta Brace really blew it!

    H4n recorder purchased to augment video recording. Porta Brace Case was purchased to protect the recorder but it is worthless--at any price. Velcro panels on either side open to expose the connectors...Read complete review

    H4n recorder purchased to augment video recording. Porta Brace Case was purchased to protect the recorder but it is worthless--at any price. Velcro panels on either side open to expose the connectors - if both sides are open simultaneously, the case is no longer snugly fit to the recorder. If using the AC adapter, the Porta Brace case covers the plug on the recorder. The clear vinyl 'window' is stiff and wavy making it difficult to see the LED display on the recorder.

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    4.0

    Awesome case if you like velcro

    By Tbone

    from Luxembourg

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

          Great case, as it gives me a way to hang it from a tripod, stand, a belt, or anywhere outside of my audio bag that I sometimes need to put my zoom.

          As the zoom has openings to access switches, batteries, SD cards, the mic, inputs, and the front interface are on all sides, the case is pretty much a labyrinth of velcro flaps and strips that allow you to get to everything. A bit kludgy but very functional for what it gives you. Plus all that velcro creates a bit of thickness which is great for drop protection (unscientifically tested several times ;-)

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4n

          By JC

          from Vienna, VA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

              Bulky heavy-duty looking case is just bulky useless something that I could not figure out how to wrap it around H4n. Even the best I could do with it will not allow me easy access the buttons. It will not prevent rain to get into the device, neither will it protect the device from accidental drop on to a hard surfaces. Simply it is a very expensive something I do not know what to do with. I trashed it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              too much velcro

              By Adman

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                  Had to return it. My production manager said it's "too open" - too much velcro and not enough coverage.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Nice Try, but ultimately No.

                  By Phoenix Zoomer

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                      I've been wanting a case for my zoom that would maintain access to buttons while allowing me to use it with a shoulder strap. Seems like a simple request, but oh well.

                      This case seemed expensive to me, but I can see that a ton of labor went into sewing this intricate set of velcro straps. This doesn't, however mean it's a good value. Since the whole thing is basically held together by velcro, I worry that when it wears down, my zoom will just fall out. The fit is a tad too snug, so it is difficult to secure the zoom in this.

                      As for access to buttons, cards, xlr's, things are technically acessible, but it's not an easy or comfortable access. I don't blame portabrace for their design; I think they did the best one could given the circumanstances. Ultimately, however, this is not what I had hoped for. Perhaps there's too much packed onto the surface of the zoom to really be able to make a functional case for it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      2.0

                      This thing is dumb.

                      By JayF

                      from St. Louis, MO

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                        I can't figure out exactly how the Zoom is supposed to go in there, and furthermore it would be inconvenient to have it in there anyway, because the walls of the bag block (mostly) your access to the controls. That's why I think it's dumb. It also lacks a strap to hang it from your shoulder or from a stand.
                        But if you're just going to turn it on and stick it on your belt (?) and not adjust levels, then sure I guess it's fine for that.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        2.0

                        To cumbersome

                        By jan

                        from Baltimore

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices

                        Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                        Nice case, covers up recorder, but it makes the recorder harder to use.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Decent Case

                        By wherl.com

                        from PA

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Dosn't fit very well
                        • Over Priced

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices

                        Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                        Works well enough.

                        Slots don't exactly line up.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Practical and too expansive

                        By 6mon

                        from montreal, qc

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Not Durable
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                            It's the only case that really enabled me to fix the zoom to a boom pole. It does the trick, but the cables are in the way. Could have been better taught and built (for the price). On a belt it is much better. It is useful, but Porta Brace could have done a better product.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Another well made Porta Brace case!

                            By Rodrigo

                            from Montevideo, Uruguay

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                                It seems to be very durable and my recorder it´s well protected.
                                The only thing i don´t understand is why it does not come with a strap so i can carry it in a more comfortable way....

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Very Useful

                                By mmmtanji

                                from Hawaii

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Configure
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portable Devices

                                  Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                                  I've been looking for a product to hold the zoom H4n by a belt. This works perfectly for me.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Porta Brace really blew it!

                                  By Tripod

                                  from Omaha, NE

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                                        H4n recorder purchased to augment video recording. Porta Brace Case was purchased to protect the recorder but it is worthless--at any price. Velcro panels on either side open to expose the connectors - if both sides are open simultaneously, the case is no longer snugly fit to the recorder. If using the AC adapter, the Porta Brace case covers the plug on the recorder. The clear vinyl 'window' is stiff and wavy making it difficult to see the LED display on the recorder.

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                                        4.0

                                        Just what I was looking for!

                                        By Gecko

                                        from Davis, CA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                                        Though not perfect, it is pretty close. And the reason it's not perfect? Because I got a little annoyed while slipping it on and figuring it out. Someone else might not have gotten as annoyed as I did, maybe, if they'd gotten a little more sleep. But, the tight fit and lack of instructions and bunch of straps ended up annoying me. I have, however figured it out since, and it's very convenient.

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                                        4.0

                                        Well built, with minor problems

                                        By The Handyman

                                        from New York, NY

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fits well
                                        • Well built

                                        Cons

                                        • No access to some ports

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                                          Porta Brace cases have a reputation for durability and all-around functionality and this case is no exception. It feels solid and has some great extra features (Cover extension for XLR ports and Internal Mics) The only thing that detracts from this case is the fact a few essential ports are rendered inoperable. Access to the headphone port is cutoff by the side flap and the ext. mic port on the back of the H4n is impossible to reach while in the case. I'm considering punching a hole in mine for the headphone port but it seems like an obvious problem that Porta Brace overlooked.

                                          Share this review

                                          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          No.

                                          By Briantek

                                          from Scottsdale

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Quality Construction
                                            • Unnecessary Functions

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                                              Bought a full sound rig last week. Picked up the H4n because lots of friends were using it for film. I wanted a case so I could have one sound guy on the production. To many things to hold. Got this case. Its just junk. Barely fits. Can't see the screen that well. For the money you will be disappointed.

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                                              5.0

                                              Porta-Brace fits H4N

                                              By Soundguy

                                              from San Juan City, Philippines

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Dose its job well
                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Amateur Recording
                                                • Professional Recording

                                                Comments about Porta Brace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4/H4n:

                                                The Porta-Brace AR-ZH4 case is made specifically to protect the ZOOM H4N. It does what it is designed for pretty well. The H4N fits "snugingly" in the bag, but you still have access to all its buttons and the LCD display. Also protects the built-in mic from the elements if you are not using it. I guess as with other Porta-Brace bags, this is water (rain) resistant, but haven't tried using it in a rainy
                                                environment yet . Bottom line - am happy with this purchase.

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