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Clear Snap-Together USB Project Enclosures

Adafruit’s most recent Part Finder Friday column featured these cool no-nonsense BUD USB 7201-C polycarbonate USB dongle cases, available at Digi-Key and Mouser and probably other places. They cost about $2 apiece if you’re only buying a couple and come in three pieces—two snap-together clamshell halves plus a connector cap—and take a 19x45mm circuit board, which seems to be a pretty common PCB size among commercial USB keys. I just ordered two to re-skin some generic thumb drives I own with bulky cases that won’t fit into the back port of my Xbox 360. Good find, guys!

4 thoughts on “Clear Snap-Together USB Project Enclosures

  1. Ummm, you guys are spot on at posting what I need (want) exactly when I need (want) it! I was going to use clear heat shrink for my drive, but this is easier, cheaper, and just when I needed an order from digikey/mouser. Plus it will keep my drive better protected. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, but the exact same thing happened to me with the original
      adafruit post. I’ve been wanting to debrand several of the cheapie
      thumb drives I have around here and this thing is perfect for that.

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