Clear Snap-Together USB Project Enclosures

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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. Anonymous says:

    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. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      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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