HTC 2150 + Dremel + VZW Red Case
I got my HTC 2150mAH battery today from VZW. It's HUGE, but I've been thinking about how to make it more streamlined since I heard about it. Enter my dremel work.
Dremel out the rear of the VZW snap case to match the bulge on the new battery door. Sand it down smooth, and here you have it. It's pretty nice feeling, and it doesn't bulge out too much. It's still bulkier than before, however if you had a protective case already it isn't much of a difference.
Now, my phone looks good and holds a charge longer.
Decided to meet some of the demand and offer my modding to you guys.
I will do this on a per request basis for $45 including the case, and $25 if you mail me the case yourself. This includes shipping the case to you (you pay for shipping to me). If I grab the case myself, I simply run to the VZW store and pick on up, and this saves you on shipping to me.
PM me if you want me to do this. Just give me about 5 days or so turnaround time, as I have full time obligations elsewhere.
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Not a bad mod, but the case is meant to protect the battery covers "soft" touch finish too. Kind of defeats the purpose doesn't it? With that aside is does look like a pretty nice job ya did.
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P.S. Which Dremel bit did you use? Also, any guides or attachments or just the bit?
I used a cutting disc initially. Then I rounded the corners with the arbor band/chuck (different sizes for different corners. I smoothed/rounded the entire cutout with an cone shaped grinding stone. Lastly, stepped up sandpaper from 80 grit, up to 800 grit.
No guides, just freehand. A guide couldn't hurt, however keep in mind the outer surface is painted on. Don't gouge or scratch it.
- 06-16-2010, 10:58 AM #20
Thanks... The case I have isn't painted, so I won't have to worry... I have all those bits, thankfully... Time to dust off the ole Dremel!
Last thing I modded with my Dremel was a steel computer case, so I'm pretty sure the rubberized plastic will be a bit easier to cut... Although I think I better open a window...
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Well, I'm not a dentist, but I did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself... Still wouldn't attempt to fix anyone's teeth though... Anyhoo... Here is my mod of the combo case/holster from VZW... Also, so far, I took the phone off the charger at 1:22PM... It is now 3:16PM and I've sent a bunch of texts, taken a few pics, and updated Touiteur a few times... The battery widget still says 100%...
First 2 are in the holster... The rest are out of the holster...
- 06-16-2010, 03:50 PM #25