Official S-View cover - Making it a kickstand!!
I have the official S-View cover, but the most important thing for me always is having a kick-stand on my phone, ever since the heady days of the HD2.
I'm one of those XDAer's who buys every cheap eBay cover, every possible removable battery etc, etc, but this time decided that battery life is great (until the ZeroLemon comes out) and that I would splash out on the official cover.
So how to kickstand it? Well, apologies for the shoddiness of the design, I just decided to make a trial version and improve it down the line. But even making it shoddily, it stands up well. Very well.
This is no more than simple plastic added to the S-view window. It doesn't add to the thickness of the phone (sitting flush with the rest of the case), it doesn't interfere with the S-View touchscreen, and it doesn't flap about too much. Nor does it touch the faux-leather, as over time it would wear it down).
This is, for now, nothing more than clear plastic and cellotape - but it is invisible and works a treat!
The plastic (---) is cut so that a little portion protudes, so it rests on the metal ridge (____) holding the camera, above the flash. It is also cut so that it can never touch the camera lens (O):
Anyway, I am keen for ideas how to turn the S-view into a kickstand, so if you have better suggestions, please share!!
HD1 -> HD2 -> Galaxy S2 -> Galaxy Note