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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by surfboard3r, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. surfboard3r

    surfboard3r Member
    Thread Starter

    I am curious how many dinc owners would be interested in having all aluminum parts on their dinc to replace the current plastic pieces that make up the phone. This would probably involve some degree of taking the phone apart and putting It back together

  2. ckali7

    ckali7 Well-Known Member

    Sounds cool to me....What parts do you have in mind?
    Keep me posted.
  3. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert

    probably just the battery cover
  4. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    I would. As long as I can still use the extended battery.
  5. troddeh

    troddeh Newbie

    I'd buy an aluminum back cover if the price was right and it was machined well.
  6. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Make it look like the HD2 back cover. :)
  7. birthofahero

    birthofahero Android Enthusiast

    Kickstand and all :D
  8. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert

    i just read that metal makes the service worse haha
  9. MorningWood

    MorningWood Lurker

    I would be interested. Probably not in an entire casing simply because I wouldn't want to pay that much, but a metal back cover would be slick.
  10. cuban11182

    cuban11182 Android Enthusiast

    Yea you are supposed to hold it like this:
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  11. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Oh thats how you hold it, how ignorant we all are.
  12. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    Good thing the Droid X doesn't have that problem. Not sure I can force-lift something that big. :)
  13. Divine_Madcat

    Divine_Madcat Android Enthusiast

    This. +1
  14. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert

    too bad steven is the only one that can hold it like that
  15. cuban11182

    cuban11182 Android Enthusiast

    Actually Steve can't even hold it correctly:

  16. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert

    i mean steven on these forums the guy with eh yoda avatar but yea jobs is an idiot i like those pics ahah
  17. alecks

    alecks Newbie

    i was just thinking about this last night. seeing as how the phone gets hot easily an aluminum back cover would be cool. I'd be down
  18. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    Wouldn't the heat conductivity of aluminum transfer the heat from the battery/phone to your hand?
  19. alecks

    alecks Newbie

    I would think it the aluminum would act like a heat sink and help it cool down faster or stay cool. I have no idea I'm no metallurgist
  20. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE!

    I'd love something like this.

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  21. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    Try this...get an aluminum pan. Stick it on the stove top, over a low flame. Care to stick your hand on it?

    It'd do a better job venting heat from the phone and battery...which is an issue if you're holding it.
  22. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE!

    Aluminum is a known material for acting as a heat sink (I.E. electric motors, video cards, RC car gas and electric motors etc.

    Your example is direct heat, not what he is suggesting.

    More here.
    Heat sink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    PS - You would not want to touch an aluminum heat sink either, it's job is to dissipate heat over a larger area.
  23. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    Um...they're both "direct heat" (ie conduction, or forced convection). Just a lot Less heat. It's not going to burn you, but it can be very unpleasant. (alternative example, warm up a brick to 140 F (60 C) put that in the pan, and stick your hand underneath it)

    You probably could minimize that effect, without excessively insulating the battery/phone by putting an air gap between the battery and the aluminum case (using just enough felt/foam to keep everything secure).

    No question that it'd work as a heat sink (ie a device that efficiently transfers heat). I'm just saying that's not an entirely desirable property to have in a cell phone case.
  24. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby Newbie

    I would definately buy an aluminum battery cover
  25. tyrone

    tyrone Lurker

    Interested in whatever you come up with.

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