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Old 12-28-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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Frugal $1.00 Jetbook Cover

New guy here. Just received a Jetbook jb-5 for Christmas. It didn't come with a jacket so I went to the local Dollar Tree Dollar store and bought a surprisingly nice 5x7 photo album. Perfect fit, albeit a little thicker than a commercial cover, and I secured the Jetbook with 4 small Velcro tabs. Very serviceable and respectable looking and about thirty bucks cheaper than the alternative. This idea may have been discussed before, but I'm so pleased with the results I thought I'd post a couple of pics. Photo date is incorrect, btw. Cheers, Kev.



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Old 01-01-2010, 12:47 AM   #2
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Pretty sharp cover! I like it.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:21 AM   #3
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Looks really good and even sweeter that it only cost $1
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:15 PM   #4
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Thanks! I went back to the dollar store and bought three more in some other colors for my wife and I. Can't beat the price and the OEM vibe.

I'm considering adding a short closing strap and an left side accessory pouch. Will post more (reasonably sized... ) pics, if I do.

Happy New Year : ) kev
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:21 PM   #5
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:58 AM   #6
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I did this.
Awesome fit.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:26 PM   #7
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I found a Universal Zip case by Equip at the dollar store today (for $1.00) that is just perfect for the Jetbook Lite. http://www.avenuesinleather.com/products.htm is the link to the companies website, but they don't show the model. Its called AVesku#RA-3700-02, Zip wallet PDA Case. It shows that it is designed for a Palm M100 but it is longer than that device and is just perfect for the Jetbook lite.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:35 PM   #8
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I bought this on ebay

It fit the jetbook profile quite well, and once I cut out a space for the battery case in the back, it was perfect.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:42 PM   #9
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I've got one of those silicon skins for my regular jetbook, but I found the fit wasn't perfect, and it attracted dust and dog hair like crazy, so I pulled it off and just using the screen protector that came with the skin. When I get a little extra $$, I may pick up one of the official jetbook cases, I'd love to find one of the real lite cases that was pictured in another thread (already has the cutout for the battery compartment) for my wife's.
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Silicon Skin

I put one of those on my smartphone and it only took me a week till I discarded it. Like you said nothing but an animal magnet. My cats were always rubbing against it while it was on the charger and it to me more time to clean the hairball than it was worth.

I purchased a gel skin, it was a glorified padded sticker and it protected my phone from drops and scrapes.

I am still waiting for DecalGirl to come out with the skin for the jetbook
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I've got one of those silicon skins for my regular jetbook, but I found the fit wasn't perfect, and it attracted dust and dog hair like crazy, so I pulled it off and just using the screen protector that came with the skin. When I get a little extra $$, I may pick up one of the official jetbook cases, I'd love to find one of the real lite cases that was pictured in another thread (already has the cutout for the battery compartment) for my wife's.
Oddly, my cats haven't really gotten to it much...

But if you find one of the cases designed for the lite, let us know.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:28 AM   #12
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I found a Universal Zip case by Equip at the dollar store today (for $1.00) that is just perfect for the Jetbook Lite. http://www.avenuesinleather.com/products.htm is the link to the companies website, but they don't show the model. Its called AVesku#RA-3700-02, Zip wallet PDA Case. It shows that it is designed for a Palm M100 but it is longer than that device and is just perfect for the Jetbook lite.
this one ?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Universal-Zipper...QQcmdZViewItem


which dollar store ?
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:20 PM   #13
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these 2 should also work, less than $5 total

http://cgi.ebay.com/Columbia-PDA-Cas...item587d74c46e


http://cgi.ebay.com/Fellowes-Univers...item19b9282020
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these 2 should also work, less than $5 total

http://cgi.ebay.com/Columbia-PDA-Cas...item587d74c46e

Purchased that one ... almost works.
Although the stated dimensions are correct, the corners are rounded, so the square-cornered JBL does not easily fit in the zippered case.

If you push hard enough, three sides will fit, leaving the top exposed.
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New guy here. Just received a Jetbook jb-5 for Christmas. It didn't come with a jacket so I went to the local Dollar Tree Dollar store and bought a surprisingly nice 5x7 photo album. Perfect fit, albeit a little thicker than a commercial cover, and I secured the Jetbook with 4 small Velcro tabs. Very serviceable and respectable looking and about thirty bucks cheaper than the alternative. This idea may have been discussed before, but I'm so pleased with the results I thought I'd post a couple of pics. Photo date is incorrect, btw. Cheers, Kev.
Hey thanks for the tip about the velcro tabs. I found some really nice covers (but for more like $63 than $1-real leather) but for the life of me I couldn't figure out how I would get my Jetbook to affix itself to the cover!! I will check out that option next time I go shopping.
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