ok, i ordered the shinza III 17" sleeve. i know it's pricier than the meritline sleeves, but i have that "more money, better quality" mentality, so let's hope that's the case. i'm thinking that the .15" difference won't make it too difficult to fit inside. there should be some stretch to the sleeve. if that doesn't work, then i'll try the merit sleeve.
btw, which sleeve did you get, littlefrankus? how's the quality?
EDIT: did some more research on meritline. seems like there's a sleeve
for the same price as the shinza III and the height does match the m9750. let's hope the shinza works.