January 12, 2009
1. Small mechanical or electronic device useful for a particular job. Often thought of as a novelty.
2. Small appliance costing an arm and a leg. Easily scratched or dented. Guaranteed to to be the subject of bitter recriminations. Always sold without a protective case.
Remain blameless. Keep the novelty alive. Avoid trashing a gadget.
Make your own protective wallet. A tutorial and pattern for this short project are available here (available both online and as a PDF for download).