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A quick and easy way to make a rain proof pouch for your mp3 player. This is especially useful if you don't own an iPod.

Step 1: Go to Your Local Print Shop

The things that you need are a peace of transparency and a laminator. Cut your transperency about a half an inch wider than your mp3 player and twice as long. Then repeat making two separate pieces. Stack them and laminate them twice.

Step 2: Get Out Your Sizers

When you cut out your pouch for your mp3 player, make one cut right at the end of the transparensies. Always staying about a quarter of an inch from the pouch, cut off the excess plastic. Leave tabs centered where your mp3 player will rest so it can easily be attached to your clothing. I prefer snaps for attachment, they are quick and easy. Make sure to cut using rounded edges so as to not give an easy place for tears to start.

Step 3: How to Put on Snaps

When you put your snaps on the pouch, back them with a nylon strap so you don't tear out the snaps from the plastic. There are several tools to make the holes for the snaps. I used my soldering iron, because my hole punch wasn't cutting through the nylon strap. Now do the same for your coat where you want to mount your mp3 player. Now you are on your way in the rain for a few dollars. I have been using mine on my motorcycle in the rain, and the mp3 player is still working and dry.

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Awesome idea, but couldn't you just stick your mp3 player in your pocket? Thats what I do.
Good idea since there isn't all that much to choose from for ZEN accessories! Now how about getting scratches out of the screen. I tried the screen protectors but they wouldn't stick. Thanks again for your instructable.
as for scratches I would use some pledge. it works great on my glasses, visor, and wind screen. I was having a time finding a case for the zen.
Nice job, that looks pretty straightforward. I can't say I'd be happy about riding a motorbike listening to an mp3 player because it's risky enough without losing a sense, but I would make on for riding my regular bike.

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