Have I mentioned that I’m really enjoying my Alphasmart? I’ve already managed to finish my fanfic chapter 3, and start my chapter 4. This blog entry makes my second entry composed entirely on the little portable keyboard. The one I ordered came with a “case” which actually turned out to be a zippered 3-ring binder case. It’s actually a fairly elegant solution. I had to take a little rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush to the case to remove the white-out “S” that had been painted on the spine. I was fairly pleased with the results, but the binder-cover is khaki with an olive stripe, and I want something a little more–I don’t know– just different. I started sifting through my fabric scraps (Yeah, I have fabric scraps, what’s it to ya?) and found a large piece of black vinyl. I broke out the scissors, a needle, some thread, and a little impatience. Half an hour later, and I had a 90% complete custom fitted pouch for my un-notebook. All that’s left to do is figure out a closure for the flap. I’m thinking about using two buttons and a small elastic loop, but I’m not sure. The way I made this slip case, the front of the liner has the slick side of the vinyl facing the keypad area of the keyboard, but it just has the fuzzy vinyl backing on the underside of the flap and in the back of the case. I’m trying to decide if I need to line the entire case or not. Here’s what I have so far. What do you think?
A Case for the Alphasmart 2000