- 09-21-2010, 08:54 AM #2
Re: Using a dremel to modify harder plastic case
I might try it I'm thinking about ordering the seidio battery this Friday.
If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for yours? Did you get it from Amazon?
Sent from my PC36100 using TapatalkHTC EVO 4G (rooted) > HTC Evo 4G LTE
- 09-21-2010, 10:03 AM #4
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- Bamf Paradigm
i bought my 3500mAh from Amazon for $59.99 (retails @ 69.99 officially) and paid $10 for shipping.
it's worth it. i can go 2 full days without charge--and using the phone in every way.
i ordered a soft case (.01c on Amazon) & used a credit card template to cut out the back to accomodate the soft case--took me 5 minutes and it looks professional.
ordered another Hard case ($7.99 Amazon) and am going to cut out the back with my dremel this weekend when it arrives on Friday.
it's actually really easy--use a credit card/drivers license as the template. mark it with a paint pen, or use an exacto-knife to carve a groove on the cover and then something sharper to actually do the final cut.
- HTC EVO 4G (rooted) > HTC Evo 4G LTE
- 09-21-2010, 12:13 PM #6
- 09-21-2010, 01:20 PM #7
I've never used a dremel on an EVO case, but I've used one on different plastics with varying results. If the plastic is soft, it can heat up and you can cut through it like butter, but then the plastic get all gunked up in the bit and you can warp it. On harder plastics it's not as much of a problem, but it's harder to get smooth edges.
In general, very minor mods are much easier (obviously), but plastic hardness could be an issue.
- 09-21-2010, 02:55 PM #8
Sorry to state the obvious,but its just Amazing how the "extended battery carry solutions" venue hasn't really been tapped into by seidio or any other Chinese aftermarket companies with basic silicone protective cases.Granted its easily been discovered how to modify jelly cases,but what about the average Joe who isn't too handy and is wayy too anal for a choppy job,and is more than willing to drop $15 for a nicely designed silicone or snap on case for his/her device.perfect time for a connection to someone in the fabrication industry.
Last edited by maximus71771; 09-21-2010 at 04:41 PM.
- 09-22-2010, 12:13 PM #9