Phone Case for Librem 5! Who could make a great case?


#61

amazon.ca is selling screen protectors specifically for the Librem5

I’m pretty sure there will be cases on the market very soon :slight_smile:


#62

Latest pics show a raised curved screen. That would be more prone to edge cracks. Anybody making a case yet as phone is now shipping/


#63

Why use a case? These things are so cheap compared to modern flagship phones, they’re practically throw-around technology. /s(?)


#64

$600 for the the Librem 5 is NOT cheap me me! Maybe to you it is. For me a case/screen protector is important as accidents do happen.


#65

Maybe you missed “/s” in the previous post.


#66

What did I miss? “/s” ?


#67

Although I’m such a geek that I sat and tried to figure out how sed would parse /s(?)
jon.armani must be playing with us. :slight_smile:


#68

I doubt a manufacturer of cases deals with custom design for small vendors. If you can get an Otter Case for this you are a better man than I am. Incase is a nice company too, but they are Apple-centric. One can always plop dimensions into Amazon and see if something pops up.


#69

Just a good screen cover would probably suffice with it having a full metal case.
I learned something new today ( sarcasm /s thing) !


#70

Screen cover might always be trimmed to size, though the glass screen covers will not easily cut with typical glass cutters. There is a tool for this though I am darned if I know where it might be gotten. However there is this 3M kit that can be ordered which can be adjusted by a consumer to any supposed screen:
https://www.amazon.com/3M-Natural-Protector-Universal-Small/dp/B0049U3TXW.
Also acrylic screen material can be cut to size with a craft knife.


#71

This is likely too small, but 3M probably makes a larger version as well though I have not yet found it. I know that Newegg had the Medium size which could work, but it is not available from them now. https://www.newegg.com/3m-98044051534-screen-protector/p/N82E16824991119. I expect that 3M did not discontinue production of this, but do not know. You could contact them about this.


#72

If I did not know how to otherwise protect this may be an option even to the pre-made sheets: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JF9ZFQ2/ref=psdc_2407781011_t1_B07C3X7FZ9


#73

Unfortunately, none of the existing phones match the dimensions of the Librem 5 (147.1 x 72.25 x 15 mm).

The closest that I can find are:

  • Samsung I9500 Fraser (153.9 x 76.4 x 14.8)
  • Land Rover Explore (152 x 75.3 x 14)
  • Plum Gator 4 (146.6 x 75.9 x 14)

#74

Boxwave.com has a 2-pack of screen protector’s for the Librem 5


#75

This could work: https://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-Sideways-Phone-Holster/dp/B00F36YKFC
Product Dimensions 6.2 x 1.6 x 3.6 inches.
Also : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GOZOGL4/ref=psdc_2407765011_t2_B00F36YKFC and
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V7FHNHS/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07V7FHNHS&pd_rd_w=58OIr&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=F6YZE&pf_rd_r=GPT3Y9FTE4JJZP4HDSC4&pd_rd_r=05f6a512-e6d5-4300-887e-2178fcb664d1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFOM0JJMlVKME9MRk4mZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA0MDM3MTYxSVpNRTVBQTFIVVM1JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAwODUzNzUxWEw5R1RVUERRTkdEJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Product Dimensions 6.7 x 3.8 x 1 inches
There is always the huge to go to as well:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KMVN6J4/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07KMVN6J4&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExQ1VSMlo3TzVZM01OJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDAxNzgyMkE3MERQTjJKWlhRVCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTkyNzk0NFA2NU9FWE9MOU9CJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
5.7 x 1 x 8 inches and some similar on the same page.
None are custom, though many can work, particularly the Nite-Ize, which I have used for my Gemini phone.


#76

See my reply to amosbatto


#77

Just FYI: Today I made contact with a German company that is willing to produce and sell a screen protector for the Librem 5. At least for European customers, this should be a good option.
My interest in this was to find a company in my country of origin that has a good reputation and from which I already ordered a screen protector before (to my satisfaction). Next step is to get all necessary dimensions to construct a tailored screen protector for the Librem 5. But don’t expect the screen protector to be available soon - it will be sold only after validation with a real Librem 5… :slight_smile:
I will report back as soon as there’s progress on this topic.


#78

Would love to see Premyo producing it


#79

I actually found a small vendor a couple of moths ago. Longer story short, it’s still a 5-digit venture (making molds etc.) to do small batches, so some hundreds of cases would need to be sold and small companies can’t take even 4 or 3 digit risks. As L5 is still a bit iffy in their eyes, no trust. Maybe next year… But if then there are more interested parties, it may not be profitable to anyone - too risky. Kickstarter pre-order thing might work, but event that would need someone to spend time on it.


#80

FYI, The case is on topic in the L5 Thickness thread