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Old 11-19-2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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inexpensive carrying case for the reader

I am more than a little paranoid over carrying the reader anywhere due to the weak cover. Anyway - I was in a local sporting goods store and picked up a $5 plastic padded pistol case that the reader fits in. I'm going to do a little research to find a "fancier" metal case for it, but for $5 I can't argue.

Only issue was walking into work with the security officer looking at me and pointedly asking how I was getting along with my boss
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:52 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:35 PM   #4
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I'm also trying to find a plastic hard case for the reader. That way, when I travel, I can put it in my backpack along with laptop, headphones, etc. and the reader would still be protected.

I'm looking for something small (almost the same size as the reader) and lightweight.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:31 PM   #5
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I don't know if they have one that is the correct size, nor are they the cheapest option -- but these things are awesome. I've used them for years to carry expensive things in my airline luggage. I don't have my reader around to look at the measurements -- but if anyone sees one that looks like it will fit, I'd give it a whirl.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:19 PM   #6
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I've got a pretty good set of measurements, and it doesn't look like any of them are in the right neighborhood.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:39 PM   #7
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:21 PM   #8
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I am more than a little paranoid over carrying the reader anywhere due to the weak cover. Anyway - I was in a local sporting goods store and picked up a $5 plastic padded pistol case that the reader fits in. I'm going to do a little research to find a "fancier" metal case for it, but for $5 I can't argue.

Only issue was walking into work with the security officer looking at me and pointedly asking how I was getting along with my boss
You just gave me a brilliant idea. I have this patent leather case I guess it's for cosmetics (sorry guys, not girlish looking though) that just happens to be just slightly larger and the reader fits into it. Not real super thick but will work for added protection. Until I get that other cover that is neoprene, this will work well.. I did have the charging cords in it. Looks like I will take the reader in this. No room for the small light though. Oh well.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:40 PM   #9
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I've mentioned it several times, I thought it was time to post some pix of my hollow book carrying case, so here they are. I thought the title of this particular book was appropriate.
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Looks cool enough......... what did you use to line it with, that blue stuff? Bet that was run digging out that hole.
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:15 PM   #11
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Ack can't type, had a scare and thought I lost a CC this morning a few minutes ago..... that should have read Bet that was fun digging out that hole...... My hands are really shakey.
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:22 PM   #12
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I saw a little aluminum carrying case for an iPod at my friendly neighbourhood RadioShack(now "The Source"). Maybe they have other sizes?
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Hey yvanleterrible, I like what you have there too, what is it? LQQKS interesting. I am probably going to get one of those neoprene ones, but since I usually just keep the reader here at the house, it's not a *have to have right now* kind of thing, although I would like to have something for it.
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:44 PM   #14
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Bet that was fun digging out that hole
The lining is just glued-in paper, and not as neat a job of it as I'd like. I went to the local hobby store and found some that matched the endsheet fairly closely and used that.

It actually isn't hard to do, the secret is gluing the page edges before you start cutting. There's a link to (really good) instructions here.

I think if I do any more, I'll want to use a Roto-Zip, or something like it, it would reduce an evening's work into just a few minutes.
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