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Accessories Custom homemade epic 4g kickstand

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Murdermajig, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Murdermajig

    Murdermajig Well-Known Member
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    For less than $5 (including the case + Shipping), I made a custom kickstand for the epic.

    I used this case Smoke cover case Samsung epic. Some Electrical tape, a pocket knife, and a paper clip.

    I carved a small hole on the case with the pocket knife, bent the paperclip how I wanted and tested it out. IT WORKED!!!:D

    For precaution, I put electrical tape between the battery and that piece of paperclip.

    If you buy a full non transparent case, no one can tell if the backing is there.

    paperplip is a little wobbly, but thats fine

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  2. pablo.station

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    Thats cool man, way to be creative. Its ugly as hell but still..
     
  3. Murdermajig

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    I clean it up a bit, and added a hard cardboard to make it smooth. ill post more pics soon
     
  4. Murdermajig

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    Here is it with Updated kickstand

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    Also works when keyboard is open

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  5. Epicurean

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    Custom Kickstand 2.0 looks a lot better. I think I'd try something like that, but I wouldn't want it to be flapping around when it should be secured, or getting snagged in my pocket or something.
     
  6. Murdermajig

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    Im working on that
     
  7. Kelmar

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    Creative!!!
     
  8. latinmaxima

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    How well does the smoke case fit without the battery cover. does your battery wobble inside or are you getting dirt in the case?
     
  9. Murdermajig

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    It never wobbled. it did feel like a cheap phone when I was texting. I now have the battery cover on while the case with kickstand is on it. Works great:D
     
  10. Mitten Diver

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    Why not use this instead? Not knocking your invention though.
     
  11. Aero1

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  13. Howard Packer

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    Though on the pricey side at $19.95, the Spider Podium is pretty cool, and can do a lot more than just work as a kickstand.
     

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