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By TabbedOut, Junior Member on 21st February 2013, 05:03 AM
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I am pretty pleased with myself, and although none of the ideas are really that original (others have done similar things... SD card thing was done on a Note I, but not quite so elegantly in my opinion), I like how they all came together. I'm sorry for the poor quality pics... family is asleep and I cannot access a decent camera so these came from my PS Vita which is more accessible

Using a Otterbox case I've got a phone with a fairly long battery life and a full size SD slot which is currently supporting a 128gb Kingston SDXC card. It did require some cutting with a dremel, but when the case is on there is very difficult to detect the mods visually. Now there is a slight bump where the battery lies, but it doesn't overly deform the case and the SD card is undetectable. Of course it is heavier, but it is worth the weight to me as my cell coverage at work is nonexistent and the extra battery actually allows me to make it through a 12 hour shift with battery life at the end of the day. Now doing this required my cutting through the portion of the case where the NFC antenna is located, thus no NFC commo right now. For me this is no huge loss as it's something I never use though. Your mileage may vary with this though











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21st February 2013, 09:25 PM |#2  
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Jesus that's a right setup. I've seen it before, but like you said not quite so elegantly.

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21st February 2013, 10:14 PM |#3  
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The gel case is enough to hold the battery in?
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The gel case is enough to hold the battery in?

Otterbox seems to be using a different polymer for the rubber covering now... It's more... firm (best word I can think of)... Additionally, I cut the original backing tight enough that it is very difficult to remove the battery with that in place. In any case the battery isn't going anywhere.

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Jesus that's a right setup. I've seen it before, but like you said not quite so elegantly.

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22nd February 2013, 02:44 AM |#5  
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Looks good. You forgot to mention your home button cover :P
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Looks good. You forgot to mention your home button cover :P

Oh yeah... had to cover up the abomination of a verizon logo
22nd February 2013, 03:19 AM |#7  
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Higher res pics









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22nd February 2013, 04:17 PM |#8  
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It's....it's ALIVE!


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That... Is badass! Awesome build!
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That is so sweeeeeeet.....

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23rd February 2013, 02:35 PM |#11  
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Hey, what did you use to cut out the slot for the battery?

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