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Idea: metal battery cover

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By ridder215215, Senior Member on 15th March 2012, 05:27 PM
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I thought of something. Perhaps someone could make a mould with the original back cover, and then remake it out of aluminium. That's all.
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15th March 2012, 10:02 PM |#2  
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I thought of something. Perhaps someone could make a mould with the original back cover, and then remake it out of aluminium. That's all.

I would buy this in a heart-beat.
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16th March 2012, 12:04 AM |#3  
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Wouldn't heat be an issue? My play can warm up a little bit just being idle in my pocket on a warm day.
16th March 2012, 02:06 AM |#4  
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Aluminum would help dissipate the heat quicker than the plastic cover which is more of an insulator.

I have doubts though about the durability and strength of a similarly thick aluminum cover. It would have to be much thicker than the plastic one to be of an protection.
16th March 2012, 03:16 AM |#5  
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Theres already one on ebay just search it

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16th March 2012, 03:38 AM |#6  
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All those on ebay are cases for the phone, i think we're talking about a replacement back panel here.

What i would REALLY like to see is a complete housing in aluminium, preferably anodized matte black.

Or somethign like the HTC one's body: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/HTC-One-...ews-14451.html
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question is how will you put it on without damaging the tabs on the phone? we are able to put the back cover because it is flexible.
16th March 2012, 08:39 AM |#8  
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question is how will you put it on without damaging the tabs on the phone? we are able to put the back cover because it is flexible.

Very good point. Press tabs will require a flexible material like plastic. Most metal panels i've seen fit with a sliding lock.

This is one project that doesn't seem likely to see the light of day...
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I was indeed thinking of a back cover replacement, and with an airbrushed-like look.
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Aluminum cases produce Faraday cages (basically the device becomes shielded from radiation, including the wifi and 3g waves). Apple (first iPad 1 batches) and particularly Asus (Transformer Prime) have learnt that lesson at high costs.
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