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  1. LoganSix's Avatar
    After seeing CellPhoneJunkey's post on another thread, I wanted to start a thread to see what people are doing to make their own Passport case.

    He used a Louis Vuitton passport holder. Very classy.

    But, you don't have to spend a ton of money on a passport cover.
    Passport Case DIY-ebagpassort.png

    So, beyond that, I'd like to see some hacks of passport covers or whatever to get your Passport protected. When the white Passport arrives in November, I will be getting one (wife already approved the purchase, cause she gets my Z30). I don't think a holster will do and I don't want a sleeve. And even though there are other flip cases available and some promised, there's nothing better than a completely custom DIY project.

    Please include any issues, cautions, tips and etc for what you did.

    Thanks!
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    10-08-14 12:18 PM
  2. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    Hey so this is what I did. You need to get industrial strength double sided Velcro, I recommend going to your local big box arts store (Michaels arts store). It was cut to a strip about 3 inches long. Industrial strength double sided Velcro looks like the regular version just that it has a much stronger adhesive. Of which becomes permanently bonded on after 24hours.
    The Lious Vuitton passport folio has a side pocket on the right side and I wanted rear access to that pocket once the Velcro and hard shell case/device is attached. Prior to attaching the Velcro I rubbed both surfaces with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil or film which may cause the adhesive from the double sided Velcro to not stick.
    I chose to not directly attach the phone because I did not want to ruin the back cover finish. SO instead I attached it to the hard shell since it fit anyways.
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    Last edited by cellphonejunkey; 10-17-14 at 09:59 AM.
    10-08-14 02:54 PM
  3. LoganSix's Avatar
    I might go ahead and buy the hard shell case and start experimenting with a cheap passport holder.
    I've got almost a month until the white one is available.

    I know some people want the magnet that turns off the device when it closes.
    And, it would be great if the holder could act like a stand as well.
    Then there is the question of seeing the LED when the case is closed.
    10-08-14 03:37 PM
  4. Shao128's Avatar
    I might go ahead and buy the hard shell case and start experimenting with a cheap passport holder.
    I've got almost a month until the white one is available.
    Ya I'm going to do the same, until the OEM case is out....

    Is this cheap enough? :P
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    10-14-14 02:08 PM
  5. LoganSix's Avatar
    Wow. And it even has metal edges.

    You could start your own Passport case business with prices that low.

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    10-14-14 02:47 PM
  6. lonestar1135's Avatar
    Was thinking of grabbing one of these. Like how it says "Passport" and then has some card slots.

    Passport Case DIY-screen-shot-2014-10-14-4.18.38-pm.png
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    http://www.amazon.com/Visconti-Soft-...UvbUpU10970752
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    10-14-14 03:19 PM
  7. flyersfan76's Avatar
    It would be really cool to get a passport case that says the country on the outside. And of course get a different country name on the front then of the country that you are a citizen of.
    10-14-14 03:27 PM
  8. deadcowboy's Avatar
    This is cool. And the BlackBerry plastic shell is perfect for this hacked together case.

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    10-14-14 03:34 PM
  9. spitfire1500's Avatar
    Looking good ! I'm thinking if there are any problems that The Passport is a bit thicker than a ordinary passport ? So s problem that the Passport folio will not close properly ?

    Z30 - Passport in November

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    10-14-14 04:48 PM
  10. PALeafs67's Avatar
    My long awaited rubberized case came today and what a difference now in the way it feels when in the hands, much more secure.
    Passport Case DIY-img_20141014_185036.jpg

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    10-14-14 05:54 PM
  11. VR6's Avatar
    Alright CB, let's see your ingenuity !

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    10-14-14 07:37 PM
  12. 3800's Avatar
    glad to see I'm not the only one. been using my actual passport cover. it's a brown leather one from jcrew and I taped it on with black hockey tape. works good enough til one of the cases I ordered comes in the mail.

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    10-15-14 06:13 AM
  13. robsteve's Avatar
    Walmart Canada has a leather AirCanada branded passport case in their luggage section for about $10. I bought one, cut out the vinyl window and then cut out a window for the camera. I used a special double sided tape used for mounting pictures (Scotch ATG) that doesn't harden and removes cleanly to mount the passport.

    Attached are a couple photos. I should have cleaned some of the dust off the case before photographing it Note the slit in the left side of inside of the case, near the bottom. I glued in a magnet from an old case so the sleeper function works.

    Air Canada Passport Case | Walmart.ca

    **ATG Tapes & Applicators
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    Last edited by robsteve; 10-15-14 at 09:17 AM.
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    10-15-14 08:33 AM
  14. Patrick Pierobon's Avatar
    My long awaited rubberized case came today and what a difference now in the way it feels when in the hands, much more secure.
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    Posted via CB10
    Can you post a picture of the device in the case! This is the type of case I'm looking for, just not sure how the device would look in it.
    10-15-14 09:01 AM
  15. LoganSix's Avatar
    Thanks for everyone providing feedback.

    I purchased the Visconti Passport Cover. $20 USD is a good price and as lonestar1135 pointed out, it has slots for credit cards and such. This was something I was looking for as well. There are a few different options for that side of the passport cover, but having something is better than nothing.
    Passport Case DIY-amazon_passport_2.png

    I also purchased the Gel Rubber Soft Skin cover. Just on price alone. There are no reviews, so I don't know how well it will work.
    Passport Case DIY-passport-softrubberskin.png

    So, I will be getting the two main components of my cheap case build.
    I've been searching the interwebs for a grommet that would fit over the camera hole area. Still no luck, but maybe after I get the case, I will be able to have measurements or figure something else out. I also want to open a hole up over the BlackBerry symbol. I think I can find a circular grommet that will work for that.

    Of course, the biggest issue will be finding a in stock White Passport in November.

    Keep posting your projects!
    10-15-14 09:14 AM
  16. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Thanks for everyone providing feedback.

    I purchased the Visconti Passport Cover. $20 USD is a good price and as lonestar1135 pointed out, it has slots for credit cards and such. This was something I was looking for as well. There are a few different options for that side of the passport cover, but having something is better than nothing.
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    I also purchased the Gel Rubber Soft Skin cover. Just on price alone. There are no reviews, so I don't know how well it will work.
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    So, I will be getting the two main components of my cheap case build.
    I've been searching the interwebs for a grommet that would fit over the camera hole area. Still no luck, but maybe after I get the case, I will be able to have measurements or figure something else out. I also want to open a hole up over the BlackBerry symbol. I think I can find a circular grommet that will work for that.

    Of course, the biggest issue will be finding a in stock White Passport in November.

    Keep posting your projects!
    You need the OEM hardcase for your build imo.

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    10-15-14 09:35 AM
  17. LoganSix's Avatar
    You need the OEM hardcase for your build imo.

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    Most likely. But, we'll see how it goes.
    That's why I am going the cheap route at first.
    10-15-14 10:04 AM
  18. 3800's Avatar
    I ordered that same clear gel case to use with the OEM flipcase I pre-ordered. also ordered the OEM hardshell but I think i'll use that one separately rather than stick the flipcase to it.

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    10-15-14 10:54 AM
  19. Patrick Pierobon's Avatar
    Doesn't ship to Canada. That blows.
    10-15-14 11:17 AM
  20. k__dam's Avatar
    These cases are really nice but no way to expose the led notification? Perhaps I'll hack something up from my old Q5 flip cover, it's designed with a sort of light magnification to brighten the red light

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    10-15-14 11:45 AM
  21. lonestar1135's Avatar
    J.Crew Passport Leather case is discounted to $14.50

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    10-15-14 11:51 AM
  22. twidget2iwo's Avatar
    I ordered a cheap hard-case and leather wallet online today. Will post pics of my efforts when they arrive. Of course, getting my Passport will help too!
    10-15-14 02:53 PM
  23. 3800's Avatar
    J.Crew Passport Leather case is discounted to $14.50

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    this is what I'm using

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    10-15-14 03:44 PM
  24. lonestar1135's Avatar
    this is what I'm using

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    And it closes ok? How thick is the tape or velcro you're using to hold it in place?

    Posted via CB10
    10-15-14 05:30 PM
  25. 3800's Avatar
    And it closes ok? How thick is the tape or velcro you're using to hold it in place?

    Posted via CB10
    closes and fits fine. I used hockey tape and taped it inside of the pocket so I can still use the camera by folding the case over

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    10-15-14 05:35 PM
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