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"Otterbox Commuter" Mod with a Kickstand

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By TheNeighbor101, Senior Member on 18th February 2013, 01:22 AM
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Otterbox offers some of the best protection cases for devices. It rarely incorporates kickstands as part of the main casing. This shows you how I managed to splice in a thin kickstand from another casing. This saves you from carrying those stands so you can watch videos hands-free.

The "Otherbox Commuter" case you see here is an exact $5 replica done by a company called Swisstech in one of their kiosk stores here in Metro Manila. The original Otterbox Commuter cost $70 retail here.

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The TPU case with the kick stand actually cost more at about $9!

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You can exact the process with the original Commuter case if you want to do this.

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This will give you peace of mind for accidental drops but giving you that kickstand function but still as thin.

Here's the video link of the finished case:

http://youtu.be/fvOowm--P08

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19th February 2013, 01:25 PM |#2  
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That's a lot of work for a single position kickstand. I just attached this kickstand to my case and I love it:


http://mouseglider.com/kickstand4u_tm_intro.html
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That's a lot of work for a single position kickstand. I just attached this kickstand to my case and I love it:


http://mouseglider.com/kickstand4u_tm_intro.html

Nah, the point of the project was to really put the stand inside and not be just anything that I put on to the surface of the case. The 3 hours I put into this paid of so that it can still fit into my book hiding place for the Note II.

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That's a lot of work for a single position kickstand. I just attached this kickstand to my case and I love it:


http://mouseglider.com/kickstand4u_tm_intro.html

This is why I need the stand not sticking out:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2124770

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It must suck to live somewhere where you have to do so much to not get robbed.
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It must suck to live somewhere where you have to do so much to not get robbed.

It must be a joy to live in a place without crime.

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It must suck to live somewhere where you have to do so much to not get robbed.

I've been to the Philippines twice and love it. It's not that it's so dangerous that you will get robbed blindly down the street, it's that items of value are less common, so you could get swiped in the most inopportune times. In the US or other locations, it's more common to see expensive gadgets. There is a lot of poverty in the Philippines and in regions of the world like that, it's very common.

It doesn't suck because you grow up knowing that's the way things are there.


ANYWAY, back on topic. Is there any way to get a Swiss-Tech case online? Was looking and it seems there is no way to get them. I like the price and the difference in look from the "Otterbox".
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I'm all for making mods where necessary, but a similar case with a stand already built in seems easier.

This one is $7. My wife and I have them in different colors. They're great.
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I've been to the Philippines twice and love it. It's not that it's so dangerous that you will get robbed blindly down the street, it's that items of value are less common, so you could get swiped in the most inopportune times. In the US or other locations, it's more common to see expensive gadgets. There is a lot of poverty in the Philippines and in regions of the world like that, it's very common.

It doesn't suck because you grow up knowing that's the way things are there.


ANYWAY, back on topic. Is there any way to get a Swiss-Tech case online? Was looking and it seems there is no way to get them. I like the price and the difference in look from the "Otterbox".

There's none, as I mentioned. There are even different color variants of the silicone part of this like pink, blue, red, yellow and white.

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I'm all for making mods where necessary, but a similar case with a stand already built in seems easier.

This one is $7. My wife and I have them in different colors. They're great.

Nice but it doesn't ship to my country and it would take almost 2 months to arrive if it does!

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That's a lot of work for a single position kickstand. I just attached this kickstand to my case and I love it:


http://mouseglider.com/kickstand4u_tm_intro.html

looks nice, but 10 bucks for a 2 inch piece of plastic with tape on it is kinda crazy..

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