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A Star Wars USB Box, Case, Tape, Wallet, Tin, Frame & Cover Thread...

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Just thought I’d start a thread for something a little different - an alternative option to storing our precious Star Wars films etc on dvd and bluray discs and in their respective cases and box sets…

Something that’s quite easy to do, uses a lot less ink, stores the films safely, is reasonably cheap - and still have their own artwork so to differentiate between the various Star Wars releases accumulated over the years…

With the humble USB flash drive becoming ever cheaper, more reliable and with increased storage sufficient enough to fit many, many films on a single device - I thought I’d give it a go backing up my Star Wars dvds onto some USB drives - and also knocking up some covers for the USB Boxes (and USB Cases too)…

my USB Box and Cover:-

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^ The USB Box above cost £8.95 + delivery, from here:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Window-Black-Artificial-Leather/dp/B00ULK8ITE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1482502830&sr=8-2&keywords=usb+photo+box

(click on the link above for more pictures - it is also available in white - and you can also get the USB Box for around £5 without the option for a photo cover).

The photo window size is 8.5cm by 8cm - I added an extra 0.5cm all around for the ‘artwork’ to fit in nicely.

It’s a decent quality box - with a magnetic seal, and sponge surrounding to house the all important USB drive.

 

There is also this similar USB Box for £4.60 (plus delivery), here:-

link - https://shop.photomart.co.uk/59168.html

 

I’ve also bought some of these bluray style USB Cases (5 cases for £8 delivered), here:-

link - http://www.leeds10.com/blu-ray-style-usb-case-clear-14mm-spine-with-insert-sleeve/

^ this case is the same size as many bluray cases (14mm spine) - is a good quality build - and the company delivers to many countries around the world 😃

See below for a couple of pictures of this USB Case being used with Rogue One & Harmy DeSpecialized Trilogy inksaver covers…

 

and I also found these smaller bluray/dvd style USB Cases - it measures in at 100 x 95 x 18mm (25 cases for £25 delivered), here:-

link - http://www.jetmedia.co.uk/flashdrives_cases.htm

 

 

For whatever reason there doesn’t seem to be a lot of USB Boxes or USB Cases available online, and the few that are have a minimum order of 100 or so from Chinese-based websites like alibaba.com & aliexpress.com, or US-based websites like shop.sunpack.com & premiumusb.com/ etc.

Some other USB Boxes are also quite expensive as they are often used by wedding photographers - and the magic word ‘wedding’ just seems to add £££s/$$$s to anything associated with one.

If you do come across any quality or cheap USB Boxes & USB Cases please post them up in here - thank you 😃

 

Some covers I made for the USB Box (mainly for ideas etc)…

(when I say ‘made’ I mean found on google or other places, resized them, edited them and then added some text to them using MS Paint with a few Star Wars fonts 😉 These were mainly for ideas etc - but feel free to use and improve upon…)

 

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Similar to the above USB Box covers, but with ‘Harmy’ text added…

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Some early McQuarrie style logo USB Box covers…

 

Some McQuarrie style logo USB Box covers…

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Some more McQuarrie(-ish) style logo USB Box covers…

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Some generic black and white SW logo USB Box covers…

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Some more generic black and white SW logo USB Box covers…

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Some generic Faces-based USB Box covers…

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Some Faces USB Box covers - with ‘DeSpecialized Edition’ text…

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a Vader USB Box cover…

 

an old style Star Wars logo USB Box cover…

 

‘The Force Awakens’ style logo USB Box covers…

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a ‘MagnoliaFan Edits’ USB Box cover…

 

a Palitoy/Kenner-based ‘ADigitalMan Edits’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Adywan’s Revisited’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Jambe Davdar Filmumentaries’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Hal9000 Prequel Edits’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Rebel logo’ USB Box cover…

 

another ‘Rebel logo’ USB Box cover…

 

yet another ‘Rebel logo’ USB Box cover…

 

even another ‘Rebel logo’ USB Box cover…

 

an erm… ‘USB Collection’ USB Box cover…

^ big thanks to Carbonite Solo for the The Last Jedi logo 😃
 

another ‘USB Collection’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Complete Saga’ USB Box black & white covers…

 

another ‘Complete Saga’ USB Box black & white covers…

 

a ‘Digital Movie Collection’ USB Box cover…

 

a USB Logo Box cover…

 

a ‘distressed’ red logo USB Box cover…

 

a red logo on white background USB Box cover…

 

a 35mm Restorations Original Trilogy USB Box Cover…

 

an ‘Animated Adventures’ USB Box cover…

 

an ‘On The Small Screen’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Rebels’ tv series USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Clone Wars’ tv series USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Rogue One’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Supplemental Material’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘The Music Of’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Jedi Logo’ USB Box cover…

 

another ‘Jedi Logo’ USB Box cover…

 

v1 Rogue One inksaver USB Case cover (bluray case size)…

 

v2 Rogue One inksaver USB Case cover (bluray case size)…

 

v3 Rogue One inksaver USB Case cover (bluray case size)…

 

v4 Rogue One inksaver USB Case cover (bluray case size)…

 

v5 Rogue One inksaver USB Case cover (bluray case size)…

 

a DeSpecialized Trilogy USB Case inksaver cover (bluray case size)…

 

my USB Box and BluRay-sized USB Case together…

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Basically, any art or logo etc that you like should be able to be easily cut down to size - and then printed off as a cover for a USB Box…

A good quality USB flash drive (ie, SanDisk or Kingston) costs around £15-20 for 64gb here in the UK - approximately $18-25 in US money.
 

I originally posted some USB flash drive covers in the ‘Star Wars DVD Covers’ thread - and interest and questions have been steadily coming in - so thought I’d start a thread on it.

Hopefully others will post their USB Boxes, USB Cases and covers too - or just to help us remember to back up our dvd and bluray discs - just in case…

 

 

The artwork above (and any of my stuff - including templates and alternative covers) can also be found on a googledrive, here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByfjLkYDj7bRcFo4RHkzbmV6RU0?usp=sharing

Please feel free to view, download, use, edit - and vastly improve upon any of it 😃

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I’ve been pondering EXACTLY this! These are great, my friend. Thanks.

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Does anyone know where to find the Blu Ray-style cases in the US besides in bulk?

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Disastroid said:

I’ve been pondering EXACTLY this! These are great, my friend. Thanks.
 

Nice one mate - if you do the same or similar (or find some more USB Boxes/Cases) please post up some pics 😃

 


 

Wazzles said:

Does anyone know where to find the Blu Ray-style cases in the US besides in bulk?
 

Not in the US mate, though in nearby Canada…

link - http://www.carrmclean.ca/CategoryGroupBrowser.aspx?GroupNo=16488

^ I think it’s a blu ray sized case - though best check with them first.

 

The http://www.leeds10.com/blu-ray-style-usb-case-clear-14mm-spine-with-insert-sleeve/ UK-based company I ordered from will deliver to the US (I’m not sure on price of postage though) - but you can check the amount before ordering - you don’t have to register or sign up beforehand - and they do accept paypal too if easier?

 

Good luck with it mate - let us know if you do find any cheaper / not in bulk etc…

 


some bulk-buy USB Cases…

a bluray sized USB & Disc Case (50 cases for $40 plus delivery):-

there is a ‘make an offer’ option - and may well be worth emailing and asking them for a reduced order?

link - http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-14mm-Clear-High-Quality-CD-DVD-USB-Case-with-Sleeve-Booklet-Clips-JM01-/272283061640?hash=item3f6555cd88:g:H7AAAOSwVFlT2nIu

the LDBMart ebay store - http://stores.ebay.com/LDBMART

 

a bluray sized USB Case (100 cases for $50 plus delivery):-

link - http://store.ldbmart.com/100pcs14usbc.html

 

a bluray sized USB case (50 cases for $50 plus delivery):-

link - https://www.premiumusb.com/usdm-flash-pac-clear-case-with-logo

 

a smaller sized USB case (50 cases at $40 plus delivery):-

link - https://www.premiumusb.com/usdm-flash-pac-clear-mini-case-with-logo

 

a 3-in-1 bluray sized USB Case (50 cases at $50 plus delivery):-

link - https://www.premiumusb.com/clear-flash-pac-usb-flash-drive-case

 

a smaller sized USB Case (100 cases for $65 plus delivery):-

link - https://shop.sunpack.com/Flash-Pac-Mini-Super-Clear-USB-Case-91003-p/91003.htm

a larger range of USB Cases can be found at their online store - https://shop.sunpack.com/category-s/136.htm

 

 


 

some smaller / alternative USB Cases & Boxes…

I did find some smaller USB Cases on the US amazon - they are kind of cool and do the job - though could be a bit small and finicky to get some artwork or logo on, and may not fit all USB flash drives?

Anyway, they are $15.99 + delivery for 20 USB Cases, here:-

link - https://www.amazon.com/Clear-Holder-Magnetic-Closure-SH1USB/dp/B019HIN57A

^ there are a few of these on amazon - with differing quantities and prices.

 

 

A narrow photo cover sleeved USB Box - $15 with free delivery, here:-

link - https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Flash-Drive-Photo-Cover/dp/B00E1LRJPS/

 

 

A black Photo Box with photo sleeve on the front - $9.99 with free delivery, here:-

(You’d need some sponge/foam or something else to hold the USB drive in place - but looks ok other than that)

link - https://www.amazon.com/Neil-Enterprises-Inc-Black-Photo/dp/B01D1XSPNQ/

 

 

Obviously there are the good old solid USB pouch-style cases - great for USB storage - though no photo sleeve or room to label the many USB drives as to what is individually on them…

Available for $9.50 plus delivery, here:-

link - https://www.amazon.com/ZXUY-Capability-Flash-Drives-Black/dp/B00ML76SN8/

^ there are many of these on amazon - with differing quantities and prices.

 

 

For storing those back-up external Hard Drives these may be of interest - $5.89 with free delivery, here:-

(transparent-ish with photo/art sleeve to label the Hard Drive Case)

link - https://www.amazon.com/Zeroyoyo-Portable-Storage-Protection-Boxes/dp/B01MU58A6P/

^ there are many of these on amazon - with differing quantities, colours and prices - and also for 2.5" Hard Drives too.

 

 

These may be of interest (the individual boxes, rather than the larger box) - but look like a decent option. $7.32 plus delivery, here:-

(you’d need some sponge/foam etc to hold the USB drive in place)

link - https://www.amazon.com/Advantus-Keeper-Individual-Photos-61989/dp/B00K2DREPO/

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That is a pretty nifty, or top, idea. Plus that Rogue 1 cover is awesome…I am going to have to download that one, great work brother.

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one69chev said:

That is a pretty nifty, or top, idea. Plus that Rogue 1 cover is awesome…I am going to have to download that one, great work brother.

Cheers mate 😃

There are 4 Rogue One covers (3 with differing backs - I couldn’t find one I was happy with) - though hope you find one you like - and feel free to edit and improve upon it!

 

The full size covers can be downloaded from a google drive, here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByfjLkYDj7bRcFo4RHkzbmV6RU0?usp=sharing

(it should be better than downloading compressed files from the photobucket site)

 

I thought the official Rogue One covers were a little disappointing - in both content and quality (no deleted scenes either!)

Did like this bluray one the best though, for some strange reason…

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If you’re in the USA this may be of interest for adding USB drives to the inside of your current dvd or blu ray cases (or any box or case you wish to store USB drives in)…

an adhesive USB dock:-

link - https://www.premiumusb.com/flash-pac-adhesive-dock

They come in packs of 25 for $7.25 plus delivery…

 

In the UK they are available here:-

http://www.jetmedia.co.uk/flashdrives_cases.htm (and scroll down to ‘Adhesive USB Docking Hub’)

It works out to 10 Adhesive USB Docks for £10 delivered, or 100 Adhesive USB Docks for £51 delivered…

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That looks perfect! If for some reason the OUT is not announced by May 25, I’ve been thinking about getting my dad the steelbooks for Father’s day and throwing a flash drive in there with fan preservations on them. These would go a long way to making it look nicer!

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Something a little different to store or backup some of our Star Wars stuff on USB Drives - as well a bit of retro nostalgia… 😃

a USB Music Tape Box Cover

I came across these USB Flash Drives in the form and size of the old music cassettes:-

^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/FEBNISCTE-Black-Creative-Magnetic-Memory/dp/B01HTEOF7S

There are various size USB Drives (8-64GB) and is also available in white.

 

Seems there are few similar options, colours & sizes on ebay - and other niche tech/audio/gadget sites too…

^ from http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/06/13/mixed-music-medium/

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^ from https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/217032659/4gb8gb16gb-usb-mixtape-retro

 

I thought that it was pretty cool idea and something a bit offbeat - and so knocked around a few ideas for a tape box cover to look decent when displayed along with the usual array of Star Wars dvd/vhs/blu-ray/books & media - and came up with…

 

The tape cover template used…

(it was printed it on standard everyday A4 letter paper for a retro '80’s look and feel - I’ll have a go at printing on glossier card or thicker paper next time)

 

and a cover with the logo ‘upright’ - with a bit of space below for text/details of whatever is going on the USB drive, or favourite pic or artwork etc…

 

The tape cover/label was pretty easy to make - I used a very useful template size guide from this great website here:-

https://www.bandcds.co.uk/cassettes/cassette-tape-j-card-printing/

^ They will also design a tape box cover for you if you wish - along with cd wallets, digipaks, vinyl cds, other tape services and more - seems tapes are having a mini revival like vinyl has undergone in recent years…

 

Anyway, just an idea that thought I’d share… long live the humble music tape - and the boxes they come in!

‘Volume 2’ coming soon… 😉

 

 

The artwork above (and any of my stuff - including templates and alternative covers) can also be found on a googledrive, here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByfjLkYDj7bRcFo4RHkzbmV6RU0?usp=sharing

Please feel free to view, download, use, edit - and vastly improve upon any of it 😃

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^ cheers lads 😃

 

another alternative - and quite a cheap one too - is this type of ‘usb wallet’ with a clear photo sleeve on the front:-

^ from http://www.emergencyoffice.com.au/office-supplies/130025001_item.html?

or

http://eenymeeny.co.nz/cumberland-usb-drive-wallet.html

(you can likely find similar elsewhere on ebay, amazon or your local wallet/purse shops and market stalls etc)

Find and print off a Star Wars themed pic to fit the index photo sleeve - and it should look fairly decent 😃

 

 

These USB Boxes are very cheap - £1.59 each ($2.06 US) with free delivery, from China.

Although there is no photosleeve - if you order a minimum of 30 pieces they will print a logo (or text) on the front of the USB Box for you - free of charge…

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wholesales-USB-Flash-Paper-Black-Gift-Box-Jewel-Case-Wedding-Business-Gift-Box-/361989801031

^ the USB Boxes come in a choice of black or white

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Came across this metal USB Box - looks sound and quite cheap too.

It also has free colour photo printing for on the top of the box 😃

link - https://www.tyndellphotographic.com/cd-dvd-usb-packaging/tyndell-metal-tin-usb-box

$5.25 US each box, plus delivery - no minimum order.

 

They also have some other interesting boxes and cases for USB and DVDs:-

https://www.tyndellphotographic.com/cd-dvd-usb-packaging

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Amazing idea! I will keep this in mind for the next time, i want to make someone happy! Greetings from Germany 😃

(English is not my native language, sorry for any mistakes.)

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^ cheers mate - hope it comes in use for you 😃

 

 

I recently bought this for £4 ($5) delivered on ebay - a set of Star Wars cufflinks with it’s original flip-top triangular box.

I’m not a cufflinks kind of man - but the box it came with looked pretty decent - and has 2 stretchy bands in the box to firmly hold the cufflinks in place…

Now the box no longer has any cufflinks in… and instead houses a USB flash drive full of Star Wars films 😃

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I also ‘made’ this simple poster frame to put my Star Wars usb drives in (or on) - for safekeeping…

It’s just a standard white Ikea Ribba picture frame (26cm x 20cm) which costs £4 ($5) - with a printed piece of A4 paper slightly trimmed to fit inside frame (24cm x 18cm)…

I’m not quite happy with the finished picture - and am going to attach some small white hooks to hang the USB drives onto - but am sure you get the gist 😃

(I also took the glass frame out of the front so it wouldn’t have any reflections for the camera)


 

The ‘poster’ used…

 

 

Originally I was going to something with this Star Wars Kenner/Palitoy ‘poster’ below for a USB Ribba picture frame - with a few small screws or hooks to hang the USB drives on - but I didn’t have a spare black frame…

Maybe someday soon I’ll get around to it…

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