Not to complain, im just wondering what everyone else thinks.... wouldnt it have been a better idea to design the kickstand to go as close to the middle as possible, but still a little to one side so that you can click the left side of the screen easily without knocking it over?
- 07-25-2010, 05:32 PM #2
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- 07-25-2010, 09:13 PM #5
you realize the closer to the middle it get the more likely it will be to fall ? its in the perfect position its close enough to the middle to it wont fall but its not too close so that it again wont fall plus it allows for the battery as everyone else has pointed out
- 07-25-2010, 10:22 PM #6
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- 07-25-2010, 11:33 PM #8
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It's pretty much in the only place you could put it.. Have you pulled off the back cover at all? The battery is in the middle and the camera lens is at the top.... The Kick Stand is as close as you can get to the battery No real room to move the Camera up more and then move the battery housing up just to get the kick stand in place.
Only other option would have been to make the kick stand a part of the backplate instead of part of the physical phone.....
- 07-26-2010, 12:59 AM #9
haha who is this guy who thinks if it was in the middle, it would be more likey to fall? and i think the camera looks like it could be moved up a lil, and so could the kickstand itself. Again, not complaining, just thinking.i like to use the kickstand, but i have to still hold it to click on the left side unless i click reallly soft, but sometimes i knock it over.
- 07-26-2010, 02:09 AM #11
- 07-26-2010, 03:48 AM #12
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It would've been nice if they gave the kickstand some rubber tips, that way the phone doesn't slide forward when I touch the screen. I guess I can always make one myself, or just learn to touch softer.
Or better yet, Seidio should create another case with a built-in kickstand that's placed next to the camera area. The kickstand can just be a little flap that pops open like a door.
- 07-26-2010, 03:54 AM #13
- 07-26-2010, 04:40 AM #14
I think they put it there so it can be used in both landscape mode and portrait mode. I don't think it has anything to do with the camera or battery placement. I wish it was in the middle too. I never use it it portrait mode and would be surprised if anyone does. It would be nice to be able to prop it up on the dash of a car for GPS use or for a passenger to watch a movie on a long drive. It's very unstable for anything other than a flat, level surface.
- 07-26-2010, 09:23 AM #15
- 07-26-2010, 09:40 AM #16
I like the theory of the kickstand being a heatsink for the CPU (great concept), but is there evidence of that? I don't want to repeat something to friends based on a forum rumor. I've never heard of this novel concept in reference to the EVO. Is there a link as support on this?
Not wanting to necessarily be a doubting Thomas, but I don't want to get burned repeating something until I know its true.
- 07-26-2010, 10:01 AM #17
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- 08-13-2010, 10:13 PM #21
If ypu look at the Teardown: HTC Evo 4G Teardown - iFixit
I think it is as close to center that it can be without sacrificing the battery.
And if you look at this pic: http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/Y...w4Vx2hwBd.huge
Could it maybe be the antenna for the Wifi? The wifi is the red box on the right top here
- 08-13-2010, 10:14 PM #22
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