Compact disks used to come in jewel cases, but now many are kept in paper or Tyvek envelopes. Its an inexpensive and space efficient solution, but whenever I send someone a CD through the mail I want it to have some protection against bending and cracking, so I usually just stick another CD (an old
one) in there to add some structural support. It works, but I think I have a more convenient solution.
The invention consists of three parts -- a piece of sticky tape and two plastic clips. Use them as follows:
1. Get two obsolete CDs; hold them together with the labels facing each other. Use the tape to fasten them together at one point. The tape acts like a hinge, it is tough enough to withstand flexing without tearing, breaking or coming unstuck.
2. At approximately 60 degrees around the edge of the CDs, apply one of the clips. The clip is actually two self-adhesive parts. On part is stuck to each CD, and they clip together when the case is closed.
3. At 60 degrees from the hinge in the other direction, apply the other clip. (Two clips are needed to prevent the CD inside from slipping out).
4. Unclip the clips and open the case. Stick your new CD in, close it and snap the clips back together to hold it shut. Your CD is held securely between two other CDs, protected against breakage and scratchage.