I recently picked up a set of these
behind-head earphones. The frame is plastic and I'm worried that they might get broken if they're folded up and stuffed in a bag or my pocket. Help me find an appropriate carrying solution? [more inside]
posted by mikurski
on Jun 14, 2014 -
I'm looking for Moleskine cases that fit the 13x21cm aka large size like you can get a case for a hardcover bible. Something that holds the cover itself and also has space for a pen or two, at the very least, though I also often need to carry discs and other small things around. Not something like this.
I've looked but I feel like I'm poking around the edges of the search unsuccessfully.
posted by DisreputableDog
on May 2, 2014 -
I hired a marine contractor in Rhode Island to build a pair of centerboards for my boat ($12k). They were delivered 3 months late and didn't fit. I was very clear about the dimensions, yet the builder's designer altered the shape without consulting me. They've admitted fault in emails and in person, apologized, yet won't make the situation better. They offered a refund if I pay shipping charges to/from, customs and excise, and any damages. I don't feel I should pay $2k out of pocket and end up with nothing.
What do I do to get justice? Report them to the Better Business Bureau? Hire a lawyer? Go to court or arbitration? Say mean things about them and buy a voodoo doll? Am I entitled to damages beyond the $12k? Any advice welcome.
posted by karst
on Apr 13, 2014 -
My latest annoyance is that this used iPhone 4s that I bought has the headphone jack on the top. This makes getting it in and out of my jacket pocket and holding it annoying for me. And I can't just turn the phone upside down like an iPad does. Is there such thing as a case that either replicates the headphone jack on the bottom, or has its own built-in headphones originating from the bottom? I found this one
but the headphone cord still comes out of the top. Alternatively, recommendations for bluetooth headphones that have comparable good battery life and sound quality to the plugged-in kind.
posted by bleep
on Feb 6, 2014 -
I bought an item on ebay, and didn't receive it. Tracking shows it was returned to sender about 10 days after shipment, from a post office in my state, but about 100 miles away. I followed the ebay instructions for what to do when a purchase was not received, contacting the seller by opening a case. Seller agreed to just give me a refund rather than re shipping. Now they say I need to declare the case resolved before they're able to issue the refund. This can't be right, can it? [more inside]
posted by Kriesa
on Feb 2, 2014 -
My dad recently showed me a little knick-knack he inherited a while back. I'm not sure if it was from his dad or his maternal uncle, but they were around the same age (born in the nineteen teens/twenties). It's a Liberty Head dollar coin and two dice in an acrylic casing. What is it? [more inside]
posted by solotoro
on Feb 2, 2014 -
Good news, everybody! I got a new Moto X smart phone, and now I want to make it as stylish and durable as possible. What's the best compromise between keeping it protected and making it look good? [more inside]
posted by brisquette
on Jan 31, 2014 -
We think our lawyer, who has been working our case for over two years, may be incompetent, but we find it hard to determine for sure. He seems very compliant in regard to the other side, while being subject to brush-offs and delaying tactics from the other side. Even if he is incompetent, we're not sure what's involved in changing lawyers. Perhaps you can shed some light on this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 14, 2014 -
I just got a new Kobo Aura e-reader
for a trip I'm about to take. Ordinarily, I'd check out Etsy for a creative case, but this is new offering from Kobo, so it's a different size than the previous Kobo Aura HD.
Anyone know of good options? I'm open to a standard protective case, or more interesting and unique models.
posted by jeffmshaw
on Sep 21, 2013 -
I am making a small felt sleeve for an antique pocket knife, to protect it from car-keys and loose change. Easy enough. I'd like to add a clip to it so it can discretely ride at the top of my front pants pocket or shirt pocket for quick access, like some eyeglasses cases have. Insanely difficult.
Are such clips sold anywhere for crafters, or am I stuck cutting, bending and polishing my own from sheet metal? How do I even go about attaching such a thing to a felt sheath?
posted by Slap*Happy
on Aug 17, 2013 -
I've been using this case
for my iPhone 4 for about a year now. Here's what I like about it: it doesn't cover the screen; it doesn't compromise the camera lens or flash; it is a smooth material that doesn't snag on my pocket (unlike, say, rubber); and most importantly, it has slots for credit cards that are very easily accessible. Here's what I don't like about it: all of the available colors are boring or ugly. Is there an iPhone 4 case out there that satisfies everything I love about this one but is more aesthetically interesting? At this point I would even consider different solid colors more interesting. (The one thing I am not
willing to compromise on is card slots, so please don't recommend that. I know I'm being a brat.)
posted by telegraph
on May 24, 2013 -
after breaking my iPhone 4S screen twice in a short amount of time, it's obvious I need a new case. But it's never that
easy.... [more inside]
posted by Lucinda
on May 20, 2013 -
I need to pack three fairly delicate, 1" thick panels which are 18" by 15". Ideally all three would be in the same container, but I'm having difficulty navigating the world of hard shipping cases... [more inside]
posted by aramaic
on Apr 11, 2013 -
iphone case filter: My friend has an iphone 4s. He likes that the rubbery silcon case means it doesn't slide around if he puts it down somewhere. (For example - the little wooden ledge to hold your drinks in the dart room at the pub.) However, he does not like that when he pulls it out of his pocket, it pulls everything with it. Is there a case that might meet the grippy requirements when placed on a surface yet slide out of the pants pocket more easily?
posted by sio42
on Apr 10, 2013 -
Are there any iPhone 4 cases that feature Han Solo frozen in carbonite that are sculpted/3d, and not printed?
The only one I've managed to find is this
, which seems a little dicey.
posted by bdk3clash
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I just bought an iPad 4, and (since I rarely spend this much on myself) I'm really paranoid about taking care of it. All the special snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I can't believe I'm using a question on this but please school me on something very basic, again.
For the first time as an adult, I own sunglasses that did not come from the drugstore and cost $12. Not very expensive, but expensive enough, especially for me, if you know what I mean. (And medically necessary.) I'm too cheap to even want to think about having to replace these in the next few years. [more inside]
posted by availablelight
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I have noticed that in most portable gun cases which are hard plastic on the outside with a foam core inside there seems to be pieces of shiny glass embedded in the foam. I have only noticed this in gun case foam not other types of foam for example, the foam inside couch cushions or bedding. Why would they put glass inside gun case foam?
posted by john123357
on Jan 12, 2013 -
I am looking to get my Mom and iPad sleeve or carrier, to protect it from kicks, drops, scratches and whatnot while it is in her purse. There seem to be about a zillion of these around, in so many styles that my head spins, but I think what I want is along the lines of this
. The problem is it also needs to fit a Logitech Ultra Thin Keyboard Cover as well as the iPad, and I can't read that from the specs page. Does anyone have experience using a similar Bluetooth keyboard/cover with a sleeve and can recommend one that works? I'd like something small, and not aesthetically unpleasing, because Mom is going to be much more concerned about if it is light and looks nice then if she can throw it off a building. That said, I am buying it to protect the iPad. [more inside]
posted by Canageek
on Jan 7, 2013 -
Help me find a very specific style of classy, unisex iPhone 5 "wallet" case? tl;dr: flurry of special snowflakes contained within. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Why is the Sandusky trial moving so quickly? In my area the high profile cases seem to take months, if not years, to come to trial, and then the trials themselves take weeks or months. Sandusky's trial started last week and I believe the judge told the jury that they will likely have the case on Thursday. Explain? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Jun 18, 2012 -
I'm trying to find a slim case for Asus Transfomer Prime. Slimmer the better. I really like the iPad2 case.
Silicon material like iPad case is preferred over leather.
would be ideal, but the reviews are not that good.
posted by WizKid
on Apr 19, 2012 -
iPad 2 like iPad cover? I was on the train and saw a guy with an iPad. The cover folded over like an iPad 2 cover, with the difference being that the entire back was a plastic case that snapped on. Does anyone know where to find this?
posted by satyricaldude
on Nov 12, 2011 -
I wish for a musical instrument case, that also transforms into a music stand for holding sheet music. Does such a beast exist? [more inside]
posted by sandking
on Oct 27, 2011 -
I have a all wheel drive vehicle. A number of years ago all four tires were replaced , they have never been rotated. Now the fronts will not pass inspection but the rears probably have about 40% of tread left. I understand that one can ruin the transfer case if one runs different sized tires on this and many other all wheel drives. I would like to buy two of the exact same tires, which are still available, and put those on the back and put the old tires on the front. Do you think that the difference in diameter between the new tires and the partially worn ones will cause a problem with the drive train?
posted by flummox
on Aug 16, 2011 -
I'm looking for a case for my 3rd generation iPod Touch. I have a screen protector and don't use a case when I'm at home, but for work I've been using the Marware CEO case
, but it's falling apart. I would like something similar to this: leather, covers the entire ipod (not just the back/sides), easy to take in and out, and access to the charging plug and volume controls. [more inside]
posted by Cloud King
on Jul 10, 2011 -
I'm looking to make or buy a traveling case for my iPod (classic v6) and two sets of headphones (image
, including new headphone case). Thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jul 6, 2011 -
What kind of protection cover can I get for my new macbook pro that will prevent wear but also not affect fan power? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on May 6, 2011 -
I want a dock-ready iPhone 4 case with a holster that will be protective but not overkill. Recommend me one? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Apr 13, 2011 -
What was the one Supreme Court case from 1994 to 1997 that had Rehnquist, Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer in the majority? It was also the only one from that time period, I believe, that didn't have O'Connor or Kennedy in the majority. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Mar 29, 2011 -