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USB Port Cover... droid doesn't. WTF!

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  1. hookerpuncher

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    Look, before the hate starts... I own a droid and love it!

    ----> but.... look, I work at a machine shop and need something to cover my droids usb port.

    Anyone know of a case, other than the leather belt ones (not 45 yet and don't work in the IT field haha)
     

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    find a crap Micro usb cable, cut the connector off the end and plug it into your phone while at work...Best I could come up with :)

    Search google for micro usb cover, I didn't see anything specific for droid, but micro usb is a universal size.
     
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    Will check that out... the covers, not cutting a micro usb cord... all though, that would be a good joke haha

    I guess I was more pissed that a $200 phone didn't come with one... but neither did my touch diamond come to think about it.
     
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    I have the perfect cover




    my pocket
     
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    Consider that a big selling point of this phone is the GNav. Then think of how much battery that eats.

    So if you think about it, a cover is just likely to get broken or lost.

    At least, that's my idea. ;)
     
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    wow your a genius, I work in metal cutting shop and would like to protect my phone since I use the cell phone pocket on my Dickies.
     
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    I've never seen any phone that has a usb port have a cover for it. You work in a machine shop, can't one of the guys fab one up out of some scrap deralin?
     
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    If it had a teeny tiny micro USB cover, people would lose it in a day.
     
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    I think we have some black deralin... good idea, thanks!
     
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    Yewwtah!
    I work in a huge tool shop too and I am not near as worried about the usb port as I am the 3.5mm jack being on top the device and open :(
     
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    You might like the RipOff cases. I posted a picture and a link in another thread..

    Here is the link:

    http://www.ripoffs.com

    Great industrial belt clip holsters.. The clips are so strong, and built in such a way that the case will not 'slide' off your belt..

    They are black, strong nylon cordura.. Perfect look for a machine shop :D
     
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    My Motorola Q9m is the same way. 2.5mm headphone jack? Covered. SD expansion slot? Covered. Mini USB port. Not covered.

    I guess Motorola thinks you'd use it so much it would be annoying. I wish it would be covered. Look at all the RAZRs and the Wxxx series flip phones their USB ports are covered.


    They have the ability to put a teeny tiny piece of rubber that connects the cover to the phone so that it doesn't actually come off.
     
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    The cover is bound to come off anyways, so they figure they might as well not put one on. Just gets some case that will protect it. Im sure you can go to some phone store and tear one off of some other phone. haha (I didnt say anything)

    I know they make 3.5 covers though
     
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    i found the perfect fix! My milestone now has a cover :)

    TOPI Covers — Welcome

    Make sure you get the micro usb, not mini usb ones.
     
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    Nice find.


    Here is the case on Amazon for about $22 (and it covers the 3.5mm jack):

    Amazon.com: Otterbox Commuter Case for the Motorola Droid: Cell…
     
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    Yeah, the Otterbox is probably your best bet.
     
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    I have the otterbox case and it protects all the ports very well
     
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    Otterbox all the way, I have one and LOVE it! No other case is better!
     
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    personally, I think plugs for the ear phone jack and USB are great ideas. Apple use to have them, someone else made them, for their USB and power and firewire ports. Same concept.

    I have often considered this myself and 1 method might be some silicon. squeeze it in, let dry, takes shape of hole, pull out, should leave little to no residue if you use a low strength silicon. it being rubber means it stays put, has grip, but kinda flexible and if lost, make another.
     
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    actually, what I am talking about is actual small plugs that fit into the port holes. not a whole case.
     
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    Well since I looked up the Otterbox case earlier, I went ahead and ordered one through Amazon. With shipping, it will cost the same as ordering straight from the source.
     

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