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Old 07-17-2010, 10:59 AM
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Thumb Up USB port cover for the Clip/Clip+'s mini-B USB port

OK, found a nice source for rubber caps for the Clip/Clip+'s mini-B USB port, for those concerned about dust/sweat/rain getting inside the player:

http://www.bestbyte.net and then search on the product number, CBUS01CPMF.

OK price-wise, at 49 cents. (Better would be a few at that price, for what these are, in the end ...) But, $2.49 to ship in the U.S.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:04 AM
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Nice find Mikerman, I once saw these before but never tried one.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:14 AM
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And, some pics.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:20 AM
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Nice find Mikerman, I once saw these before but never tried one.
Thanks. I saw something similar once, but made out of hard plastic and with an extruding post; I like the flush and rubber nature of these.

The only question I have is whether the edge of the cap might intrude a trifle on the Clip+'s upper volume control. My hunch is that it will be fine (or, if there is an issue, the rubber cap could be trimmed a bit).

I wanted to get the source recorded down somewhere, before forgotten into oblivion.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:27 AM
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I agree with you, this one looks much better and if it's soft rubber it can easily be trimmed. Not sure if the other one I had seen long ago was the same that you mention with a post, I don't recall it. Let us know if you get any and post some pics with it in your player.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:51 PM
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That's great, but the real problem is the microSD slot where the circuit board is directly exposed. The USB and headphone connectors are at least somewhat isolated from the board.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:37 PM
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That's great, but the real problem is the microSD slot where the circuit board is directly exposed. The USB and headphone connectors are at least somewhat isolated from the board.
You could put a card in the slot, you know.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:18 PM
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Hey Mikerman, excellent! Am thinking about this now for my Sony E and a few of my other devices with exposed miniUSB ports.

Thanks a zillion!
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:45 PM
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lestatar: Sure thing, and I was thinking along those lines as well--with the shipping charge as well as the potential for loss, may as well get a few.

melman1: I agree (although I'm not sure if it is a big issue), and always keep a card in the card slot, even if I'm not using the card.

By the way: frys.com has Polaroid 8 and 16GB microSD cards on sale right now at $10 and $18, after rebate (with shipping at only $2).
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:58 PM
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melman1: And if you only want to fill the slot and don't care about the memory, here's a 2gb card at $3.75 shipped.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MicroSD-Card-2GB...item415138d15d
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:52 AM
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Sweet, though I cannot seem to order them (I live in the Netherlands). Sent them an e-mail to sort it out.

Any other places that sell these?
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:23 PM
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if you dont care about looks then put black duct tape or electrical tape over the openings. you may need to replace the tape over time but it sure beats losing those silicone covers all the time.
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electric tape would work better as it comes off easier.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:17 PM
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Thanks but, I'd rather use a silicone plug over a piece of sticky duct tape.
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Does this work with all Mini USB port's? This would be great for my psp and other gadgets.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:51 PM
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Yep--it appears to be the "generic" mini-USB size (it's not somehow Sansa-specific).
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:36 PM
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What is the point of rubber caps? I may be missing what the reason to have one is. If you really wanna cheap out or don't wanna order online, look through your old phones or electronics and pull one off of that.

All of my exposed ports have been fine and I have never had a problem with them. I was constantly annoyed by the covered ports, it meant another layer of work everytime I connected my electronic.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:51 PM
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None of my old phones or electronics include caps.

Purpose: to avoid dust/particles/moisture/sweat from getting into the player. Some people, especially in the gym, have had some issues with that. A layer of protection.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:24 PM
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I bought a handful of these covers. Yes, it works fine. Yes, it almost-but-not-quite impinges on the volume rocker, and yes, that side of the cover could be trimmed off with an x-acto knife. And yes, it falls out -- I've already lost one of the six covers I bought. If I lose all six, to hell with it, I guess I don't need a cover after all!
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:46 PM
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didnt realise anybody was having problems with mini usb ports.....just about every device i have around here has some sort of exposed port, only time i have seen a problem with an exposed port was when I was sitting at an apple store waiting for a buddy to get off work(yeah, he worked at an apple store/geek bar, it was a job...)

in that case, a woman couldnt get her iphone to charge, he went back and got a set of cleaning picks he had(dental picks, honestly wonderfull tools for a geek, i need to get a new set) well, he started picking brown crud out of the sync/charge port, he like I figuared it was just candy/chocolat or the like from being left loose in her purse....her daughter who was like 6 or 7 said "oh mommy that must be from when you dropped it in the toilet" you have never seen somebody drop a device so fast......he told her he wasnt feeling well and sent somebody else out to help her......
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